Today is the kick-off of a project my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, is initiating.
Judith Rochelle, is one of our multipublished authors at The Wild Rose Press as well as a personal friend. In late summer, 2007 I approached her with an idea of a project that would enable RJ and me to give something back for all the wonderful things that had happened to us since we opened in May 2006.
I wanted to find an organization that I felt everyone, everywhere would care about and really embrace. While many qualified, the one that kept coming back to my mind was St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
A few days later, Judith created a synopsis and a proposal for a book incorporating romance, suspense and St. Jude's. It took my breath away at what she'd come up with. Judith wrote the book, RJ and I edited it, and Kim Mendoza did the beautiful cover. None of us, including the publishing company, will receive any compensation; every penny will go to St. Jude's. Children's Hospital.
The result of this, is the amazing Crimson Rose book called "On the Run" by Judith Rochelle. The book will be offered in both print and electronic format. The amount raised will be announced on our web site twice a year. The first report to be posted at the end of June 2008.If you've purchased this book, thank you for your contribution to St. Jude's, if you haven't purchased it yet, I strongly encourage you to do so.
The download is $5.00 and will go into a special fund to be donated to St. Jude's twice a year.If you would like more information on this project, you may contact Rhonda Penders at email@example.com. To learn more about the author, please visit www.judithrochelle.com.To see the amazing work St. Jude's does, please visit their web site at www.stjude.org.Thank you for your support of this important project.Rhonda Penders
I've had the name and phone number of a person to contact who is in charge of Project PJ. A program where you provide pajamas and picture books to toddlers in safe houses and under the state's care. I just need to determine how much of my sales I want to put toward this and make the call to commit.
Do any of you put writing money toward a cause or would you when you are published? I'm a firm believer in giving back. It's just taking that initial step to get started.