Friday, July 16, 2010

Fab Find Friday: Write for Charity

I may have mentioned this here before by I am a life long, devoted, perpetual (read: unable to say no) volunteer. I started young, I was in first or second grade, and I have never stopped. When I was contacted by Beth and asked to submit a piece for a book they were putting together for charity, I couldn't say no. I never thought that I would actually get choosen, and now am going to be published!

I am giddy with excitment, not just because I am going to see my name, in print, on a book. I am also excited because all the proceeds of the book will be going to charity. 

From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting was created to raise money for children’s charities.  With this collaborative effort, we will help every child get the medical care that they need and find cures for some of life’s most devastating diseases. 

The goal of the team is to sell 10,000 copies of the book in the first 90 days! How awesome would that be? Again, think about how much more good can be done if
we all work together and reach this goal?
Here is a little more about the book:

From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting 
Inside the pages of this book, dozens of authors have given of themselves to share their unique perspective on the journey of parenthood and to make a difference in the lives of children along the way.  The result is a collection of stories and poems that track the fun, the challenging and the truly phenomenal aspects of parenting. 
From pregnancy worries and the miracle of birth to tough times and growing up, each unique triumph and challenge through a lifetime of parenthood palpitates on the page. 
With inspired stories and poems from a group of extraordinary writers, this volume will leave an impression on the heart of any parent. 

I can't wait to get my copy! It has essays from some of my favorite bloggers, including ShellAging Mommy, Mary, Stephanie and More!

You can buy the book at the Write For charity site now!

*Want to help us reach our goal of 10,000 books? Consider particpating in the blog tour! Contact Beth at marketing (at) writeforcharity (dot) com

** I was not compensate for this post in anyway. It's blatant self-promotion for charity. 


Gretchen said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! I knew you had been published... I think I saw a tweet or something. You must be so proud, and rightly so.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Very exciting!! I will have to get a copy!

One Photo said...

Wonderful shout out Melissa for this book -I need to do the same thing. I really really hope they do reach 10,000 books in sales as the proceeds will support such very worthy causes and I can't wait to get my very own copy and read all the stories from the other contributors!