Let me get right to the point.
Our highly beloved Julie Butcher, who brings you the Baby Evil Writers posts on a regular basis in addition to pretty much giving the shirt off her back to anybody in need, could use a hand just now.
Last Sunday her husband got on the wrong side of a chainsaw. What this means, for those of you unfamiliar with chainsaws, is that he's in the hospital with a leg that looks, I'm told, like it's been mauled by a grizzly. He's had two surgeries and will need another. He's also not likely to be working for quite awhile to come.
Here at the Evil League we believe in taking care of our own, and so we are putting together an extravaganza of a fundraiser to help Julie and family out with medical bills and expenses. The fundraiser will be run through a crowd funding site and will go live on April 1st.
How can you help?
Bless you, I knew that would be your first question. So let me count the ways.
1. Contribute goods and services.
Between now and April 1st we are collecting items to offer up as perks and incentives. We are open to all sorts of objects such as handmade arts and crafts or copies of your books, as well as services like critiques, time with you at a convention, online chat time - whatever you have to offer that readers, writers, or the population at large might find of value.
When the fundraiser goes live, have a look around for perks that appeal to you and donate to the cause. You'll get something awesome in return for helping out a fellow writer in a tough spot. Win/Win all round.
3. Share the Love
Let everybody know. Share the word with your connections and ask them to pass it along. The more people that know about this, the more money we can raise. Even if you're too busy or too broke to be able to pitch in with Contributing or Donating, if you can find a minute to retweet or repost you are definitely helping out the cause.
To make it easy for those of you who would like to contribute goods and/or services, here is a handy dandy form that will get your info directly to the Evil Goddesses who are running this show. Questions? Please ask. We will do our best to answer.