I promised an announcement about my new donations, so here it is!
First, I want to share that the new novel is clicking along. The final pages have been put in place and now the long process of clean up begins! I hope you all have had a chance to read through the first chapter I posted last week. It may change a little, as editing goes!
I do have an announcement to make for the upcoming months. I have donated to a variety of causes and individuals over the last year and will continue to donate the proceeds from my books; but I am now going to have to set a percentage to this. So far, I have donated everything; but I cannot continue to do so for a variety of reasons.
I have a four incredible children and they all need college help, so some of the proceeds will have to go that direction. One in particular has a fairly serious visual problem that may require extra funds, so I will be reserving money for that purpose as well. I am hoping her vision does not continue to deteriorate; but we have to make choices to help her now. Another cause that is extremely close to me has surfaced; and I cannot help but focus on this as well. Last fall, my great nephew was diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as Angelman Syndrome. Click HERE for more information about this disorder. I will hopefully be able to grow my book sales enough to donate to the research foundation for this disease; but initially, I am going to collect funds to send to the family directly, as their medical expenses continue to mount.
So, for the time being, I will be donating to my own daughter’s needs as well as my precious great nephew. By purchasing any of my novels, you will be directly helping two very special people in my life. I will post updates about the donations periodically; but I am trying to respect their privacy too.
Please enjoy my latest novel, The Club (available in both ebook and print and at all major retailers) and keep watching for the release of A Rose for Jonathan that will hopefully be available this spring.
Happy 2015! Best wishes to you all!