I recently took part in a very cool charity movement. Author K.S. Brooks established the group Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy. After the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, many libraries lost all resources. More than 70 independent authors and publishers from around the world have come together to donate fiction and non-fiction books and eBooks to those public libraries and schools in need.
"This is a way to give back to these communities, and let them know that they have not been forgotten," said project founder and author K.S. Brooks, a native New Yorker now living in Washington State.
Having gone through several hurricanes, including the biggie, Hurricane Andrew in Miami, I know what it's like to pick up the pieces following a storm of this magnitude. I was looking for a way to get involved and this was the perfect solution.
My novel, The Card, has been shipped to library systems and school districts throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to help restore the content of those facilities. With baseball season right around the corner, teens in the Northeast can forget about the tragedy and get lost in an adventure with Van Stone.
This project is ongoing, for more information you can visit http://www.ksbrooks.com/AuthorsforHurricaneSandyLibraries.htm
Look for the sequel to The Card, by Jim Devitt , coming in 2013!