Thursday, March 19, 2009

ARCs for charity & Twitter folks

Congrats to Fantasy Dreamer, who won last week's drawing for an ARC of Bad to the Bone!

For this week's Bad to the Bone ARC giveaway, I'm copying from my 2008 self and giving away two (2) in an effort to make the world a little less sucky.

1. MS Walk Donations
I’m participating in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 5K Walk on April 4. If you donate to my team, I’ll put you in a drawing to win an ARC. It’ll be like a raffle: donate $5 and get 5 chances; donate $25 and get 25 chances (not to mention a warm feeling). Please send whatever you can to help overcome this devastating disease.

Deadline for entry: April 4

2. Royalty Donation
I donate ten percent of author royalties to a designated charity related to each of my books. For EYES OF CROW it’s Conservation International, for VOICE OF CROW it’s the Wounded Warrior Project, and for THE REAWAKENED it will be split between those two charities.

Last year I asked my blog readers to suggest a music-related charity to receive my WICKED GAME "tithe." I ended up choosing VH1's Save the Music Foundation, and the three people who suggested it each won an ARC of Wicked Game.

This year, on behalf of Dexter the Vampire Dog (pictured on the Bad to the Bone cover), I'd like to send my 10% to an animal rescue organization. Preferably one that helps dogs, though it doesn't have to be exclusively dog-related.

Reply to this blog post or send an e-mail to jeri@jerismithready.com and suggest an animal-related charity that should receive 10% of author royalties from Bad to the Bone. If I choose your suggestion, you’ll win an ARC!

Note: It's possible that I might end up deciding to donate to the charity I volunteer for, Tails of Hope. In that event, I'll just draw a name at random from the people who sent me suggestions, and award the ARC that way.

Another note: Let's start by taking Best Friends Animal Sanctuary off the table They're a great group, but they already get a lot of exposure through the Dogtown show. Plus the awesome Judi McCoy is giving all her royalties to them. I'm looking for a smaller charity where my modest money will really make a difference.

Deadline for entry: March 25.

***Special giveaway for Twitter folks only!***

Those who follow me on Twitter are well aware of my frustration with my sloooooooow laptop (nicknamed "Tardy" after the turtle from Greg the Bunny). I recently bought a new laptop and am looking for help in picking out a name.

So if you follow me on Twitter, just send me an @reply before the end of the day tomorrow with your suggestion for a new laptop name. I'll choose my favorite answer and give that person a signed ARC of Bad to the Bone.

Sure, you may sign up for Twitter just to follow me and enter the contest. I promise you won't regret it. It's a fun and relatively non-time-consuming way to keep up with friends, news reporters, and celebrities. I mean, aren't you wondering what Ashton Kucher and P. Diddy are thinking right now?? Me neither.

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5 Comments:

The moment I read this, Rescue Ink came to mind. They're amazing :)

Here's a NYT article about them with photos.

Posted by: Blogger Cory at 3/19/2009 5:29 PM

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://laptopseries.net

Posted by: Blogger Mirela at 3/21/2009 12:49 AM

Hi Jeri, I thought I would leave a note here as well as your inbox. Just in case Tardy stuck around a little longer..... anyway, being from Canada and not from the States I am not as familiar with charities there but I have a friend that trains dogs for the handicapped/blind and I know they are a worthy cause and always need help. Thanks Shell

Posted by: Blogger HockeyVampiress at 3/21/2009 9:46 AM

Here's hoping I haven't missed the deadline for suggesting an animal charity...

http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires_howtohelp.htm You may have heard about the deadly bushfires in my state this February. A lot of animals died, or became injured, or at the very least homeless. RSPCA Victoria could use some some help to help these animals get back on their feet.

Posted by: Blogger Tez Miller at 3/23/2009 6:37 PM

This is so great of you Jeri!

How about Canine Partners for Life...they are "dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities." (taken from their website)

Here is a link to their site:
http://www.k94life.org/

Posted by: Blogger Lori T at 3/25/2009 10:17 PM

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