Silent Auction Wrap-Up
Earlier this month, I attended a reunion with my high school friends. Much has happened to us since leaving the hallowed halls of Plano High School, but for the most part, we have persevered and thrived. We’ve all had our ups and downs, so when the ‘down’ of one of our own came to our attention, we rallied to do what we could to help.
Our classmate, Kathy Rodgers Lomax lost the use of her legs. Months of hospital visits, tests and a parade of doctors couldn’t come up with a diagnosis, much less a cure. As the owner of her own mobile pet grooming business, she is uninsured. Months without working put an end to her business, and as we know, that means a loss of income as well. With a reunion on the horizon, the class decided to turn the event into a fund raiser for Kathy.
A silent auction was planned, and wanting to do my part, I put out a call to my fellow Romance authors for donations. I shouldn’t have been surprised by the response, but it overwhelmed me! Offers came in from friends, and friends of friends. Soon, I had more eBooks than I knew what to do with, so I purchased a Kindle and loaded them all on it. (45 books in all). A good number of print books showed up on my doorstep, and I decided to split them into four smaller bid items.
I can’t say enough thanks to all the wonderful authors who sent their works. The event raised $5770.10 to help Kathy with her medical bills. I don’t have an exact total on my bid items, but I do know all five went for more than their retail value of $493.
So…thank you all for your generous contributions to the cause. Romance authors are an incredible bunch, and I’m honored to call you my friends.