Monday, April 14, 2008

ARCs for Charity results and me this week

Thanks a pazillion to all the folks who donated to yesterday's Walk MS for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We had perfect weather--cool but not cold, partly cloudy, not a raindrop in sight. People came with strollers, walkers, wheelchairs and dogs. Big teams with their own logos and T-shirts, and little teams like ours. The top team at Towson yesterday raised over $11,000, but we were equally proud of our $725.

Latest totals: Towson walk, $212,576
Maryland walks so far: over $1 Million!)

I wish I could've given an ARC of Wicked Game to everyone who donated, but alas, the little buggers are gone or otherwise spoken for (see below for one reason why). So congrats to Donna R. who won the ARC, and also to runners up Cathy M., Stephanie S., and Susan B., to whom I'm sending a signed copy of Voice of Crow as a token of my extreme appreciation.

Three people suggested VH1's Save the Music Foundation to receive 10% of author royalties from Wicked Game, so congrats to Livi J., Jackie M. and Nina D., who all won an ARC! Save the Music supports music programs in public schools, programs which have faced enormous cutbacks, particularly in the last several years (don't get me started on "No Child Left Behind").

I'll be traveling this week to RT and NY Comic Con (see Item #4 in the last post for details). I usually promise to blog about the conventions I attend, and then I either don't or I do so inadequately, so this time I promise not to blog about them. Edited to Add: Which means I'll undoubtedly blog about them all week.

I hope to see you there!

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Sweet! This will be my first ARC, so now you've made my day. I can't wait to read it.

Posted by: Blogger Jackie (Literary Escapism) at 4/14/2008 1:31 PM

Yay - and congrats to all the other winners.

No, no, you mentioned NCLB . . . must control the mouth diarrhea. You don't know how much that program makes me want to rant like a loony.

Posted by: Blogger Liviania at 4/14/2008 5:59 PM

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