Last fall, the beloved librarian at my grandson's elementary school learned that she had melanoma. I know, that's skin cancer, but for some strange reason, she got melanoma tumors in her lungs and brain. Just before Christmas, her surgeon was able to remove both brain tumors with no complications. Sue is receiving radiation treatment. Some friends set up a Caring Bridge page for her (www.caringbridge.org/visit/suehasse2010)
I know you are asking, "What does this have to do with reading and writing?" She's a librarian! WITS loves librarians! In support of everything that Mrs. Hasse has done for children and helping them learn to love reading, the Kingston Springs community is holding a Beat Cancer Read-a-thon. We hope to raise money by reading 2,500 books between January 17-February 17, 2011. Sponsors can donate money for each book read or by a flat donation. I'm giving $5 per book that my grandson, Sidney, reads. He says he can read five chapter books in one month—pretty ambitious for a 10-year-old boy, but he does come from a family of writers and readers .J I just learned that he is already on his fourth book! If you would like to sponsor Sidney and help his librarian beat cancer, you can send Mary Kelley a check made out to CaringBridge to this address: 1520 CC Rd, Kingston Springs, TN 37082. Email Mary for more info firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you can't sponsor financially, you can still help Sue by sending her positive energy for healing. Thank you so much.
Minette Riordan has started a membership site called WEB-Women Engaged in Business and is asking for articles on women, business, web-based marketing, etc. There's no payment for being featured on new site, but it might give you a chance for exposure and add to your writing portfolio. Contact Minette@northtexaskids.com for more information.
Yvonne Perry, Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services