October Last Year
Do you ever do that thing where you stop and wonder…what was I doing this time last year?
I probably do this quite often because I’m one of those people sort of addicted to remembering my milestones both good and bad.
Unfortunately, this time last year was a rough time for me. I’d just undergone my first mammogram and had received scary news that “they found something”. The same day I’d attended this traumatic event, they’d performed a needle biopsy and I went through all of this alone and feeling quite exposed.
In the end, the results were good and I hope they continue to stay that way from here on out, but it was a scary fall season for me which had nothing to do with Halloween, ghosts, goblins or demons.
But something kind of fun happened after this event, I came up with a new charity called “Books for Boobs” and this was an event that helped me raise several hundred dollars (matched by my husband’s employer) for Breast Cancer Research.
This year I’m going to do the same event and I’m going to host it through my Between the Scenes: Authors Helping Others charity blog located here:
Some of you may recall that I held a Tornado relief fundraiser here earlier this year that was a huge success and helped out a lot of folks down here in the storm ravaged southeast. I thank you for that.
But this charity is different. This time, I auction off, via E-bay tons of books that are put together in groups. Typically between 9 and 12 books per lot. Some are autographed collectibles, most all are brand new and never read, and a few are gently used. This allows me to clean out my enormous collection of books that are weighing down my office and to help raise money for a worthy cause—our boob health!
I’ll begin listing the books for sale on E-bay next Monday (October 17th) and more details will be available on my charity blog at that time. I hope you’ll make a note to check out the lots and bid. And if you’re an author and would like to donate a book for the cause, please contact me for more details.
But this week, I’d like to ask each of you…what were you doing last October? Was it a good time, a bad time or were you simply keeping your head above water?
In my book, Courting Demons, if Paisley makes it to October it will be a miracle!
Thanks for hosting today, Dominique. Hope everyone has a wonderful, spookily delightful October 2011!
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” --Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: http://www.kerrinelson.com/
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