Our classmate, Kathy Rodgers Lomax lost the use of her legs. Months of hospital visits, tests and a parade of doctors couldn't come up with a diagnosis, much less a cure. As the owner of her own mobile pet grooming business, she is uninsured. Months without working put an end to her business, and as we know, that means a loss of income as well. With a reunion on the horizon, the class decided to turn the event into a fund raiser for Kathy.
A silent auction was planned, and wanting to do my part, I put out a call to my fellow Romance authors for donations. I shouldn't have been surprised by the response, but it overwhelmed me! Offers came in from friends, and friends of friends. Soon, I had more eBooks than I knew what to do with, so I purchased a Kindle and loaded them all on it. (45 books in all). A good number of print books showed up on my doorstep, and I decided to split them into four smaller bid items.
I can't say enough thanks to all the wonderful authors who sent their works. The event raised $5770.10 to help Kathy with her medical bills. I don't have an exact total on my bid items, but I do know all five went for more than their retail value of $493.
So...thank you all for your generous contributions to the cause. Romance authors are an incredible bunch, and I'm honored to call you my friends.
Kindle + 45 eBooks
His and Hers Reading w/ books by Lynn Marshall and Robert Wacaster
Pure Romance w/ books by Charlene Sands, Robert Wacaster, and others.
Historical Romances by Alice Gaines and others.
Candlelight & Roses w/ books by Eden Bradley/ Kiki Howell, Christine Ashworth, and others.
Me, with Kathy & Graham Lomax
Here's a list (in no particular order) of all the fabulous authors who sent me one or more books, as well as other goodies to include in the baskets. I can't thank you enough!
Dee J. Adams
Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin
Jean C. Joachim
Dawne M. Prochilo