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Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday's Muse~IS Foundation

It may seem like an odd picture to feed my muse, but there's a fantastic story behind why. You may remember the Spruce Knoll for Endangered Species mission. Well that mission has changed and become much bigger. Now all three novels in the channeler series (The Secret of Spruce Knoll, Channeler’s Choice, Rise of the Rector) will go toward a new, fantastic charity.

Unlike the last charity who would not allow me to mention them, this new charity gave me approval to announce that I’m donating to them! Though it’s a new charity some of you may have heard of it (say maybe the Vampire Diaries fans among you). It is the IS Foundation which stands for Ian Somerhalder Foundation (yep, the very one from Vampire Diaries)! I’m incredibly excited to be giving to this amazing charity because they do so much for not only animals, but the youth and the environment.

Since you, my friends and fans, will in essence be helping me help this charity by purchasing my books I will start giving you quarterly updates here on the blog that report how much we’ve raised together. The beauty of the Channeler’s Cause is that it is open-ended, meaning there is no deadline or cutoff. Compass Press plans to donate a portion of the profits indefinitely, reassessing the success rate of the cause each year, and likely continuing for years to come.

I’d love to get things off to a roaring start for the cause and I have a plan. You are the keystone to that plan though. I’m going to be giving away some great swag, a signed hardback of To Ride A Puca (my historical fantasy about the last of the druids in ancient Ireland), and up to $10 in gifted eBooks from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository (why yes that does mean it’s open to Australia and the UK ;). To enter, see the form below.

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34 comments:

  1. I didn't know Ian had a charity. Cute and giving. What more can you want in a man? :)

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    1. I know huh? He's pretty remarkable, as are the others in the foundation.

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  2. A giveaway AND charitable contributions. It goes together almost as well as chocolate and peanut butter :) Great idea, and what a good cause. I'd love to win a copy of 'To Rida a Puca' (hint hint)

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    1. They do indeed! Thanks Nickie. :)

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  3. Like Nikie says: a giveaway plus charity donations is a great idea. I hope this new twist in your charity dream goes amazingly well. Roland

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    1. Thanks Roland! I hope to be making some great donations to them :)

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  4. Heather, I had never heard of the this foundation before. How wonderful! You are so incredible to give. I tried to decide who to support, and I've decided to support multiple groups. Your giving spirit is contagious. Thank you for being the incredible person you are. Making a difference on the world.

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    1. Aw Karlene, you're making me tear up! I love that you've caught the charity bug. And you my dear are making a difference too!

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  5. Heather, what a great charity! I've been following it for awhile now (of course, I'm a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries ;) lol) The Foundation seems to be doing great things.

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    1. It really is. I've been so impressed with them and I'm beyond excited to be donating to them and helping the cause.

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  6. This is fantastic, Heather. Okay, I'm logging in to sign up for the giveaway. I want a signed copy of PUCA!

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  7. Heather, I just want to hug you right now. You truly are inspiring. (BTW - it didn't hurt that you posted that pic of Ian. Geesh...)

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  8. How wonderful! So glad you found a non profit to work with like this! I'd like the signed hardcover! :)

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    1. Me too! They are amazing and I can hardly wait to start giving to the cause.

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  9. That sounds like a great foundation to donate to!

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  10. That's so awesome you are donating your proceeds! I'll enter!!

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  11. I would love the signed hardcover!

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  12. I'm flexible, well, not my jolly waistline, but flexible with whatever I won.

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    1. LOL! You and me both hon. Thanks! :)

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  13. Signed Paperback of To Ride A Puca!

    E-books are convenient but there's nothing like the smell of a book [new or old] and the feel of it when I sit down to read it along with a hot cup of Coffee :)

    I LOVE IAN. I actually sat through the gore of 'The Tournament' Movie -- just for him!!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Ian is pretty amazing, both as an actor and a person. The things he is doing with this foundation are fantastic. :)

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    2. Could you tell him that he has a HUGE fan in India? After finding out abut this foundation - love him more.

      Hope everything pans out well. You too are doing a great thing...

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  14. What a great foundation. I love that you're donating, Heather.

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  15. What a great thing to do, Heather!

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  16. Wonderful wonderful cause and a giveaway! Are you an angel in disguise?

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    1. LOL! Certainly not, bu thanks for saying so. :)

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  17. Hello Heather!

    Debdatta pointed me towards your blog, and very nice it is too!

    Good luck with your books, and the animal sanctuary.

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