Monday, October 1, 2012

UNITE FOR A CAUSE: Raise $$ just by entering to win!

Okay, here we go! This week, Justine Dell and I are raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We're doing this in a number of different ways, so if you want to help, or even if all you want is some free books and crits and swag--listen up.

On Saturday, October 6th, there's going to be an auction over at Justine's blog. There are three agent query crits and one agent crit of a first chapter (from MY agent. You know, the one who got me three book deals?). You can bid. And win. For crits and A LOT of other great prize packs.

Before Saturday, we have some work to do. We want to spread the word AND raise money that will help save lives.

Below are two Rafflecopter giveaways.

The first is for folks who want to donate directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or to our donation page for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk Justine will be participating in later this month (all the money goes to the same place).

But if you are low on cash, NO WORRIES. YOU CAN STILL RAISE MONEY BY SIMPLY ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the page. Skip on down there and I'll explain how.
Still here? Okay. If you want to donate, cool.

I'm offering a set of prizes, and so is Justine. All you have to do is donate, and then forward the email receipt to dell(dot)justine(at)gmail(dot)com. We'll give you one entry for every dollar you donate.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

***A few caveats about the prizes I'm offering:
It says approximately 7 books, because that's how many I have under contract right now, all of which are expected to be published prior to the end of 2015. BUT I don't control pub dates, or whether the publisher makes an ARC for each of these books, or whether the zombie apocalypse hits (which I can only assume would mean that my contracts are rendered null and void because we'll all be too busy fighting for the survival of humanity). SO: you'll get whatever's published through the end of 2015, and if the publisher doesn't make an ARC, you'll get a signed final copy.
 You want to spread the word about the giveaways and auction? AWESOME. For every 250 entries we get (up to 1250), I will donate $100. That's right: just by spreading the word, you'll be entered to win prizes AND raising up to $500 to fund suicide prevention research and initiatives.

Be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you'd like to win :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Easy! My posts this week will focus on this fundraiser (but will include a few sneak peeks of my book ...). Sanctum comes out in about 2 weeks, and next week, my blog tour starts! I'll be all over the place over the next few weeks, at some truly fabulous blogs, so I hope you'll come along for the ride.

Until then, my dear friends, thank you for helping me and Justine raise money and awareness to help save lives. Yes, suicide kills more people than murder and war combined, but we can do something about it!


  1. A great giveaway for a great cause.

  2. Are you kidding? I don't care if we're being attacked by zombies. I'm going to want my Sanctum fix (aka book #3-5). :D

    I can't wait for this event. I just hope I'm here for it. This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and we're going away, but I can't remember if we're going Saturday. My husband books these things. I just nod and say yes, while figuring out how I'll squeeze in writing time.

  3. Very cool, and you guys are awesome for organizing this! Good luck to Justine in the walk, and best of luck to you, Sarah in the next two weeks! How exciting--can't wait to get my copy of SANCTUM! :o) <3 ((hugs))

  4. A fantastic giveaway for a great cause. Tweeting!

  5. That's awesome that you're giving options for us broke people to still help out, because I just worked 110 hours in the last two weeks, trying to earn overtime to send my kid to Paris with her French class.

  6. Wow. You're offering a lot. Guess I'm going to have blog about it. :)

  7. You and Justine are awesome to organize this! I blogged, tweeted, facebooked, and donated. :D

  8. You weren't kidding; this is an epic giveaway! I'll definitely help spread the word! :)

  9. This is such an important cause. I deeply wish I was able to donate at this time (for sure in the future I will).

    Thanks for promoting this and for giving everyone the opportunity to contribute even if they aren't financially able to help at the moment. I am helping spread the word. It is obvious you are such good and kind people; what a wonderful example to fellow aspiring authors :)

    Thank you as well for the extremely genrous giveaway. A 50 page or query crit would be very exciting, and an amazon card would also be awesome.