Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hodgepodge of Writing Resources

Bing image

I'm over at Bits & Bytes: Romance...the Writer's Way sharing a few writing resources I stumbled upon. Please pop over and share your own favorites.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Favorite Heroes. 'Nuff Said?

Bing image

 Our May topic over at Bits & Bytes...the Writer's Way is What are your favorite kinds of characters to write?  To read?

If you have time, please pop over and share your thoughts on the subject.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Coming this October -- A 5K for Lexi's LAMB Foundation

If you're a regular reader of my blog or my facebook page, you've probably read about my granddaughter, Lexi.

I have a favor to ask.  On October 26th we are having our first 5K run to support Lexi's LAMB Foundation, an organization founded in 2007 by my daughter, Kathy, in memory of her daughter, Alexis Christine Sparks aka Lexi. You can walk. You can run. You can cheer from the sidelines. I'll be walking because I run only if something really scary is chasing me.

If you can be a sponsor or work for company who might be interested in sponsoring us, or if you can help find sponsors, we'd greatly appreciate it. If we get enough sponsors to cover the cost of the 5K, then the proceeds raised from the participants will all go to Lexi's LAMB. We are a 501(c)3, which means donations are tax deductible.

Kiddoes at Wesley hospital will benefit from this fundraiser. We provide comfort measures for the kids (and siblings and parents, when we can), keep Lexi's Closet stocked, make special visits at Christmas and Easter. (We're hoping to add Halloween this year. Wouldn't that be a blast?)

But kiddoes from birth through teens are in the hospital all throughout the year, so we need funds to help us to keep helping the kiddoes even when it's not a holiday. We provide more than toys. The hospital always needs things like sippy cups, undies, spiral notebooks/journals, bouncers, gently worn clothing (except socks -- they have tons of socks), etc. So many things are needed. If you can help, there's a more complete list here.

If you're able to spread the word and/or participate in our first 5K run, thank you. And bless you.