Listen up. You know this is important, because I'm acknowledging something having to do with Christmas before Thanksgiving, which breaks one of my hard-and-fast, Type-A, written-on-my-pizza-stone RULES OF LIFE. But it's worth it. Because Merry Chick Lit, a $0.99 anthology of short stories written by six ultra-talented goddesses of women's fiction, launches tomorrow. Take a moment to gaze at its beautimous cover:
This ain't no ordinary holiday anthology, though. See that at the bottom of the cover? "All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Rocking The Road For A Cure." ALL proceeds. Every. Single. Penny.
And what is Rocking The Road For A Cure? I'm glad you asked.
It's a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the New York City/Long Island area, dedicated to improving the quality of life of people undergoing the often energy-depleting and emotionally draining treatments for breast cancer.
Its name came from founder and President, Dawn Frey, a musician, who learned through personal experience that “it takes a village” to get through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and not every individual has the support network they need. Rocking The Road For A Cure provides free, in-home housekeeping, health and wellness services to restore strength and confidence, and to rebuild spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.
So, when you settle back and relax to enjoy reading Merry Chick Lit, please know that you've helped a breast cancer patient to also settle back and relax…and heal.
For more information, visit the Rocking The Road For A Cure website: http://www.rockingtheroadforacure.org
Now, more about Merry Chick Lit:
In the spirit of giving, six chick-lit authors "present" a charming collection of seasonal shorts sure to inspire holiday cheer... plus love and hope throughout the year, with all proceeds donated to Rocking The Road For A Cure! Featured authors & stories include:
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
In "Santa's Gift," journalist Jessica thinks Santa's just a silly myth for children, so when he asks what she most wants for Christmas, she tells him the one thing she knows he can't deliver--true love. Or can he...?
In "The Christmas Lights," one competition pits two families against each other. Who will win this war?
Pretty Izzy knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: hunky sales manager Jake Harrington wrapped up with a shiny silver bow--and nothing else. Except Santa may have other plans in "Carol of the Belles."
In "Spinster Christmas," Cara's looking forward to spending Christmas alone until she learns her old--and she believes very gay--crush needs a place to stay. Though it soon becomes clear that while still hot, Ronan isn't gay after all...
Ella's dreams of making a better life for her and her daughter seem further away than ever in "Iced Dreams." But as Christmas approaches, and she wishes for a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand to fix her life, things begin to change in ways she never imagined!
In "The Mermaid," Allie's content to spend Christmas by herself at a vacant beach house to make good on a promise made to her true love lost, Jeff. Until Jeff's gorgeous college roommate Tim crashes in on her with his own promise to keep...
Twitter hashtag: #MerryChicklit
So... yeah, we're a week away from Thanksgiving, but I think I'm breaking my rule for a worth cause... and a cure. BUY THE BOOK, PLEASE! It's good for your Grinchy little heart!