Thursday Thirteen: At last, I can


1. If you were here with us a long time ago, (way back in October of 2007, in fact), you know that the big tragedies in the world bother me.

2. Maybe more than I let on. *grin*

3. And if you follow me around when I guest blog, you’ve seen me talk about my desire to be a great philanthropist.

4. This morning, we woke up to images of Haiti.

5. I knew better than to hope that we’d never see things like this again. I still remember the great tsunami of 2004.

6. I’m in a better place this time. I’ve got two books out.

7. I can. And I am.

8. Donating part of my royalties on those book sales to the Red Cross. (Although, after reading this, I might need to change my mind.)

9. Buy one (or both!) before January 31 and I’ll tally up and make the donation.

10. The timing for this is quite good. I’ve got a coupon code for the print version via

11. I’m offering a free Demo Tapes: Year 2 if you buy Year 1 for your Kindle. (Via the Kindle store)

12. And have just dropped the sale price at Smashwords.

13. It’s never been easier to make a positive difference in the world. Please help spread the word; let’s make a big donation to The Red Cross, shall we?



  1. CountryDew

    January 14, 2010 9:28 am

    A noble cause. Good luck with your sales.
    .-= CountryDew´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen =-.

  2. Adelle Laudan

    January 14, 2010 9:59 am

    Your empathy for others is what makes you such a special person. Good luck with sales. I wish I was rich and could buy all of my author friends books. I hope to read yours one day soon. Happy T13!
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog ..To Do List =-.

  3. Anthony North

    January 14, 2010 11:00 am

    A worthy cause. It’s been a while since I did t13. You’ll find mine here.
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..ZANY =-.

  4. sherilee

    January 14, 2010 12:20 pm

    Great idea! I hope you raise a lot of cash to send down to help out with the rescue efforts–those folks are going to need a lot of help to dig out from under this. Blessings–and happy TT.

  5. Janet

    January 14, 2010 12:48 pm

    Love that you’re doing this! What a lovely person 🙂

  6. Journeywoman

    January 14, 2010 4:40 pm

    I’ve donated too.

    My TT is my favorite charities.
    .-= Journeywoman´s last blog ..Thirteen favorite charities =-.

  7. Celticlibrarian

    January 14, 2010 6:48 pm

    Well done. *adds gold star to your chart*
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Places Called Athens =-.

  8. Julia Smith

    January 14, 2010 8:56 pm

    Hope your sales fly through the roof, Susan. Thanks for doing this.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen – 141 – 13 Views of 2009 at A Piece of My Mind =-.

  9. Alice Audrey

    January 14, 2010 10:08 pm

    Aw come on, Adelle. It’s only $2.50. Well worth it.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..179/365 Frozen River =-.

  10. jillconyers

    January 15, 2010 5:44 am

    It’s tragic and heartbreaking. It’s great that you’re doing this. We’ve donated and as much as I know every little bit helps it doesn’t seem to be enough.
    .-= jillconyers´s last blog .. =-.

  11. Hazel

    January 15, 2010 11:16 am

    I find donating part of your royalties to the Red Cross just wonderful! More blessings, luck and power to your pursuits.
    .-= Hazel´s last blog ..Newborn Days and Foggy Mornings =-.

  12. Mary Quast

    January 15, 2010 11:36 am

    Isn’t wonderful to be a position to help! Bless you for having a big heart and a good soul. Good luck with your sales.

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