Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Easiest Way to Give

I want to introduce you to someone. Her name is Rebecca White. She's married to a kind man, and they have three young children ages 10 to 3. Becky home schools, she does awesome crafts, and she makes jewelry. She even made me this necklace.
She's 35 years old.

And she has breast cancer.

Becky found a lump and wanted to ignore it. She's young, younger than the recommended age to get a mammogram. But she had to have it checked out, because she's conscientious that way. Because, even when scared, she does what she knows she has to do.

She got the call the afternoon of Wednesday, May 11th. Thursday she went to see the surgeon. Friday morning they did a mastectomy. That's right--two days after finding out.

As I type this, she's still up at the hospital recovering from surgery. I'm desperately resisting the urge to hover in the hospital hallways, because I know I can't do any good there.

Here's why I am telling you about Becky. This diagnosis has come at one of the worst times possible (as if there is such a thing as a good time to have breast cancer). her husband recently had back surgery, and is still recovering. And we all know medical treatments and procedures are expensive.

For the sake of Becky's family, for their well being and to help prevent financial devastation, I am donating ALL my royalties from my book and e-book sales to them to help pay their medical expenses. This includes all royalties and sales through August 31, 2011. Here's where you can help. In as little as a couple of clicks of your mouse, you can purchase a book or e-book and contribute to my cause.

Just so you know, Smashwords.com offers books in ALL e-reader formats, so you can just go there and get whatever you need. I offer the other links in case you prefer to buy directly from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

Ghost Bride is a short story, a ghost story even. It's a fun, quick read that's sure to entertain. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. You can buy it on Amazon, Smashwords or BN.com.

The Peasant Queen is my first print novel, but is also available as an e-book if you prefer. Discover the magic. Here's the summary: After running away from home, Krystal is transported to a faraway kingdom where an evil tyrant is bent on taking the crown - and Krystal's hand in marriage. But when she falls in love with the rightful heir to the throne, she must make an impossible choice: sacrifice her one chance at happiness or face the destruction of an entire kingdom.

You can purchase the PRINT version, or the KINDLE or NOOKBOOK.

The Wild Queen is an unofficial prequel to The Peasant Queen and my first novel length e-book. Roweena is the crown princess of Norvallen, a tiny kingdom with only one thing of value—the Healer’s Grove. The trees in this small section of forest are enchanted, giving a sap that can be mixed into potions or salves to heal almost any wound.

And it’s in high demand.

Lucien, the young king of neighboring Demarde, comes to Roweena’s father seeking an alliance, but comes away with a marriage contract for young Roweena’s hand. Furious and stubborn, this untamed beauty vows he will never conquer her. But the contract purposely gives her time to come to terms with her fate.

Before Lucien can return, Roweena’s home is attacked and her parents are murdered. The Healer’s Grove is also attacked—burned to the ground. With nothing more than her horse and the clothes on her back, Roweena goes to the only person she knows can help her. Lucien.

Purchase The Wild Queen for KINDLE, NOOKBOOK, or at SMASHWORDS.

Thank you. Remember, a little click can go a long way.

8 comments:

clutteredbrain said...

I just tweeted this to my followers Cheri!
i wish your friend luck!

Caledonia Lass said...

I've tweeted, I've shared on Facebook and now will make a post and link back to here. Doing what I can with what I have.

Michelle said...

I never go on facebook, but I will for this. Bought The Peasant Queen on Amazon . . . what a very nice way to donate to a cause both for you and for me. I'm looking forward to reading your book. (p.s. Karen is my sister).

Cheri Chesley said...

thank you so much

Toyin O. said...

This is so sad, I will keep this family in prayer.

Matt and Rebecca said...

Hey Cheri! Thanks so much for your support. I really,really appreciate this! Just to let you know, I started Chemo today. Time to go buy some hats. :)

Cheri Chesley said...

Hats are so much fun! Still working on getting the word out and selling more books, but we're off to a decent start. And remember, any time you need a place for the kids I'm home all day. Love you, sweetie!

Carrie said...

I just read your book "The Peasant Queen" and LOVED it!!! Perfect fairytale! Been awhile since I've read a book that was an easy read and I remembered all of the characters. I think what you are doing for your friend is wonderful and there are not enough people out there that would do something like that. I hope she does well. On another note will the book come out in paperback? I'm a huge fan of holding a book...plus I do not own a kindle. Just wondering. Thank you so much for the awesome read and I can't wait to see what else you do!
Carrie

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