Over the weekend, my enterprising and compassionate colleague Alisha Paige posted a request for donations of autographed novels for an auction to benefit a child who needs surgery for epilepsy to a group of authors known as IWOFA (Infinite Worlds Of Fantasy Authors).
My producer, PIVTR radio station owner, and colleague Lillian Cauldwell has about the biggest heart of anyone I know, so I called her and asked if we could do a special "Crazy Tuesday" show today to help Caleb Warren, his mother Ami Russell, who is Alisha's editor, and the authors who are donating books for the auction.
Ami Russell will discuss what it is like to be an editor today, what it is like to be an editor with an epileptic child, how epilepsy affects lives and what hope modern medicine offers, what she are doing to raise funds for Caleb's surgery, how authors are helping by donating their books, what the donated books are, why Ami chose an auction as a fundraiser, how listeners can participate if they wish to/find out more, what else is being auctioned.... I hope that Ami will be able to share some heartwarming stories.
Authors who have pledged to autograph and mail books for the silent auction on June 16th, and whose book blurbs and possibly excerpts will be read on Crazy Tuesday include:
Lillian Cauldwell: Donating Anna Mae Mysteries, The Golden Treasure
Alisha Paige: Donating The Wooden Nickel
Tina Ferraro: Donating The ABC's Of Kissing Boys
Sky Purington: Donating Destiny's Denial
Diana Cosby: Donating His Captive and also His Woman
Nan D Arnold: Donating Hitting The High Notes
Jacquie Rogers: Donating Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues and also a CD by Justin Saragueta
Michele Hart : Donating Looks Are Deceiving
Ilona McAvoy: Donating Jadead (short story within A Box Of Texas Chocolates)
Vicki Batman: Drive My Car
PS After the show...
I learned a great deal about epilepsy, cortical dysplasia and a lot more besides. For instance, many epileptics prefer one to refer to their "seizure disorder".
If it works, this is the mp3 of the show: