"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Let's Do This Thing.

Do you guys know Kathy Bradey

You should! 

For many reasons. She's sweet; she's funny; she's talented . . . She's a fellow nail polish junkie! *high five*

But what I'm focused on today is the fact that she's organizing an auction to raise funds for cancer awareness.  

Here's the thing: 

“Be Here Now” is an inspiring documentary about the actor Andy Whitfield, who put the same determination and dedication that he brought to his lead role in the hit television show, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” into fighting life-threatening cancer. 

It was Andy’s hope that by opening his story up to a documentary, he might help or inspire others facing similar challenges, while pushing to accelerate the pace of cancer research around the world.

“When Andy was told his lymphoma had returned and that without treatment he had 3 – 6 months to live, he was compelled to share his exploration into the unknown. He selflessly invited a film crew into our lives, who followed us through out the last year of Andy’s magnificent and courageous journey. We now need your support to finish the documentary and fulfill Andy’s legacy.”
~ Vashti Whitfield (http://www.maybemcqueen.com/)

Kathy's raising funds for the completion of that documentary. She and other fabulous authors are offering critiques and books in exchange for donations toward the project!

It all starts TOMORROW. Bid on critiques from: 

DEBRA DRIZA (author of MILA 2.0, Katherine Tegen)
LAURA TIMS (YA writer and intern at FinePrint Literary Management)
MICHELLE PAINCHAUD (YA writer represented by Jessica Faust of Bookends) and E. K. HENRY (YA author of FREAK)
KATHY BRADEY (YA writer represented by Suzie Townsend of Nancy Coffey) and MELANIE SANTIAGO (YA writer)
MINDEE ARNETT (YA author of THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR, Tor)
DAWN RAE MILLER (YA author of LARKSTORM)
REBECCA ROGERS (YA author of the SILVER MOON series and UNDER THE STARS)
SUSANNE WINNACKER (YA author of THE OTHER LIFE and THE LIFE BEYOND, Usborne/Marhsall Cavendish)
RACHAEL ALLEN (YA writer represented by Susan Hawk of Jenny Bent) and ANGIE SPARTZ (YA writer and book blogger)
ELIZABETH LIGHT (YA writer represented by Lindsay Ribar of Sanford J. Greenburger)
KAITLIN WARD (YA writer represented by Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown and YA Highway blogger)
JENNIFER WALKUP (YA author of SECOND VERSE, Luminis)
KARA TAYLOR (YA author of PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, St. Martin’s Press and former intern to Elana Roth)
STEPHANIE KUEHN (YA author of CHARM AND STRANGE, St. Martin’s Press/Egmont UK and YA Highway blogger)
LORI LEE (YA writer represented by Suzie Townsend of Nancy Coffey)

The full list of critiques and books up for auction--and all the other deets--can be found on Kathy's blog.

If you're able to donate, I hope you'll consider it! (But dude, hands off Kathy's full MS critique. *gives you all the side eye*)

S 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about this Sara. It sounds like a totally worthy cause.

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  2. Wow. Just wow. This is amazing. I had no idea. Will share.

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  3. Wow. I did not know her, but thanks to you, I do now.

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