“You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out
are the moments when you have done things for others.” – Henry Drummond
We readers are a lucky bunch. We routinely receive the gift of literature from our favorite writers. Without them, stories of love, adventure, bravery, struggle, and triumph would go unknown. From their imaginations and knowledge, we are given respite from our stressful lives or the methods to manage it. In return, we share thoughts and opinions on their work with others to pass on the feelings and knowledge that we have received. It is our way of saying ‘thank you.’
Authors not only give us their words, but they also to give to others in need with their time and donations. Let us readers give as freely to those who are less fortunate as we are to share our love of books. Below are charities that some of our favorite authors support. Also, please look in your own area for places that could use a helping hand. Every little bit helps.
~ The Lovers
Hemiplegic Migraine (HM) is a rare, neurological disease. HM is classified as migraine with aura accompanied by motor weakness. When a hemiplegic migraine attack occurs, the person can experience a variety of symptoms ranging in severity and lasting in duration from a few minutes to months.
Symptoms can include visual disturbances, sensory loss, weakness to paralysis on one-side of the body, confusion, speech difficulty, impaired consciousness, coma, memory loss, as well as several other symptoms.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. He is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including The Fleet Street Murders, The September Society and A Stranger in Mayfair. His first novel, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2007, one of only five mystery novels on the list.
Sylvain Reynard is a Canadian writer with an interest in Renaissance art and culture and an inordinate attachment to the city of Florence. As an author, Sylvain has been trying to increase awareness about various charities, including Not For Sale and Three Avocados.