FYI, I often contribute foreign editions and audio CDs to Pat Rothfass's Worldbuilders Fundraiser
for Heifer International
Once I even offered up a hat tuckerization
! (To appear in the final Finishing School book.)
So here, mainly for the sake of twitterings and emails is a quick word on charities (and kickstarters and other bandwagons).
addition to donating to Worldbuilders for their annual fundraiser (which
I'll continue for the foreseeable future), I support a select
group of causes, schools, and libraries with both donated books and
funding. I value literacy and education. That's how I enjoy giving back
to my community because that's how I earn a living.
I prefer to
stay private about the specifics of my philanthropic endeavors and have
personal reasons for choosing causes. I spend a good deal of time researching
to ensure every one I choose is run efficiently and with few ulterior
motives or agendas. I simply don't have the time to research, qualify,
and support every request I receive. It's for this reason that I prefer
not to endorse publicly (through retweeting or other means) additional
charitable organizations. (Or non-charitable ones, for that matter.)
I've adopted a policy of proactively
finding causes dear to my heart, rather than responding to
solicitations. I kindly hope that my Gentle Readers out there will
understand and respect my wishes in this matter.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
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1950 Bettie Page
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Believable Young Adult Romance
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Quote of the Day:
"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function."