When a family friend posted a request for donations for her annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Fundraiser, I offered a couple of signed copies of my Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology.
Then I thought why not ask my writer friends on social media if anyone else would be interested in donating an autographed copy of their books?
Writers are the best! We were able to provide a giant Basket-O-Books plus duplicates in a Mini-Stack!! The total value of the donations equaled over $275, and included autographed novels, murder mysteries, memoirs, historical non-fiction, children’s books, romances, you name it!
Following is a list of every author who participated. There are multiple award-winners, starred reviews, and both traditional and self-published gems.
Click on the author’s names for their websites. Click on the cover photo for a link to purchase each book. Then go buy the books. Then read the books. Then review them. Authors love that!
J.J. Houston: Murder on Moon Street by B.K. Crawford
Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery by James Finn Garner
First-Degree Fudge: A Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet
Love’s Perfect Surrender by Chiara Talluto
The Adventures of Harvey the Wonder Dog: Harvey the Hungry Dog by Lisë Dominique
Illustrated by Chrissie Vales
Regarding Anna by Florence Osmund
Red Clover by Florence Osmund
Hidden Gold: A True Story of the Holocaust by Ella Burakowski
Ekphrastic Eulogy by Audrie Bretl Roelf
Carpe Diem, Illinois: A Leo Townsend Novel by Kristin A. Oakley
Benediction for a Black Swan: Poems by Mimi Zollars
Star Crossed: A Memoir by Bette Isacoff
Lucy Evans Instaexplorer: The Olympias Clue by Millie Slavidou
Red Moonglow on Snow: A Ravery’s Daughters Novel by L. Nahay
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom by Suzanne M. Brazil
For those not able to attend an event in person, you can go to walk.jdrf.org and donate to team Sweet Sassy Strong or just email firstname.lastname@example.org! JDRF is a 501c3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.