Quilting Cancer Update

Kelly with the quilt she made for her daughter Sheridan.

This morning, I made the first contribution from the royalties Quilting Cancer has earned–$250–to the St. Luke’s MSTI-Fruitland Respite House. From the St. Luke’s website: “Many of our patients and their caregivers travel long distances for cancer treatment… The Respite House will provide a safe and comfortable home away from home, helping ease some of the burdens of travel and allowing families to stay together.” Thank you all for purchasing the book and spreading the word! Also, Quilting Cancer will be featured in the April issue of Idaho Magazine. I was honored when the editor contacted me, and I’m so glad that Kelly’s inspirational message will reach a wider audience.


Gratitude and Reviews: Quilting Cancer Touches Many

My family and I have been overwhelmed by the response to Quilting Cancerthank you for the kind words, support, and enthusiasm. Kelly’s optimism, courage, and perseverance continues to thread people together and will have an impact for years to come. QuiltingCancer

But now I have a favor to ask… Everyone who has been touched by Quilting Cancer, the blog or the book, please take a few minutes to write a review–it only needs to be a sentence or two–on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews will help Quilting Cancer reach a wider audience and make it available to a variety of promotional websites.

And, for those of you who purchased the Kindle edition, a new version is available on Amazon, with a Kindle table-of-contents, as well as other updates. If you sync your device, the updated version should automatically download.

Identity Novels: Books for kids who don’t fit in the box

An agent once described The Power of Two by Lori Sawicki as “‘a quiet, literary book that was beautifully written.” And I couldn’t agree more but I would add that the thoughtful tale will stay with you long after the last word is read.

So I was absolutely thrilled to discover that Lori has developed her own publishing house–Identity Novels–and started her new enterprise with The Power of Two, a book that I feel privileged to have read in one of its pre-publication drafts.

I first became friends with Lori while networking at a SCBWI-MI Conference in Ann Arbor. From there, we became critique partners, reading each others’ work and providing feedback.  And with that insight, I can guarantee readers will gobble up The Power of Two and wait impatiently for Lori to publish more of her novels.

So check out her website and spread the word: there’s a new publisher “for kids who don’t fit in the box.”