For a good cause

Writing is many things for me.

It’s fun. That’s a given. I love creating crazy characters and putting them in impossible situations. Then heaping more trouble on them.

It’s an escape.  I love the paranormal genre because it takes me out of the daily routine. The impossible happens and become reality. I love that. Don’t get me wrong, I have an awesome (not perfect, but awesome) life. But escaping to alternate worlds through writing and reading is fun to do!

I could go on, but you get my drift….But what I love to see is something like this:

Proceeds from sales of END: AN APOCALYPTIC ANTHOLOGY will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which ensures children with cancer
and other catastrophic illnesses can get treated regardless of their ability to pay.

How freaking awesome is this? Yes, I know one of the authors, so I’m partial to this publication, but still. The idea that the proceeds will go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is inspiring.

On my personal blog yesterday one of my characters featured a character from one of the stories in END. CLICK HERE to check it out. The author is even having a giveaway for a copy of END. But you should still buy one even if you win.

Have you guys seen/heard of other writers (or groups of writers) doing something like this? Using their writing gifts to benefit an organization? Do share, I’d love to hear about it!

Have a super day, everyone.

Your Friday Fox,

Lynn Rush


About Lynn Rush

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author, chocolate addict & ultra runner. Agent: Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency
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6 Responses to For a good cause

  1. jeff salter says:

    I think it’s wonderful. The only other outfit I know of who does this is Astraea Press, under the leadership of Stephanie Taylor. They have at least one book for which ALL proceeds go to victims of the Japan earthquake, and another for which all proceeds help people in the Alabama tornadoes. And I believe there are at least two more charities which receive funds from particular books by this publisher. In the case I know best, the author Sarah Ballance also endorsed her royalties (for that novella) to the same place. I think the other authors did the same, but I’m not positive.


    • Thanks so much for the mention, Jeff! Astraea Press does have an entire line of titles in which all proceeds (from both publisher and author) are donated to charity. This is such an awesome thing to do, and I owe my participation 100% to my friend and fellow AP author Elaina Lee. AP does good things and their sweet romances are appropriate for everyone – definitely check them out! ((Thanks, Jeff)). And thank you, Lynn, for highlighting work for charity!


  2. In 2009 , a late, dear friend and mutual writing supporter told me that the St.Jude Shrine of Chicago was having a contest to write their annual Christmas card, with the runners-up to be included in a book they had planned print and sell as a fundraiser. I dashed off several card-type lines. None of mine became “THE” Christmas card, but a couple were included in what became an ebook, which they then hoped would generate donations. Last year I didn’t aim for THE card, but wrote some traditional poems for them, some of which they published in another ‘Book of Inspirations’, along with a photgraph I included.
    The shrine has run into major difficulties and they decided not to do another book this year, for which I am very sorry. I have asked Jeff to include the links to the previous ebooks in his column next week , for the Spirit of the Season.
    You’re right; it just feels good to do!


  3. Laurie Ryan says:

    While no specifics come to mind at the moment (still having my first cup of coffee), i see these types of things in writing and love how generous this business is.


  4. Jillian says:

    Great idea. I love it. You know there was an anthology released in Oct called Entangled. and the proceeds went to breast cancer research. Another great cause.


  5. Kendall Grey says:

    Sorry I’m late to the party, Lynn. Google just found this article for me. I’m so humbled that you would mention END on this blog. The book officially releases tomorrow, but we are already selling a good number of copies. Talk about making an author feel good! Selling books AND helping others in need? Yes. This. I’m donating all profits from my trilogy to whales too. I figure the recipients of my causes need the money way more than I do.

    Thanks again for all your support, my friend!


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