Monday, August 2, 2010

Urgent Message from Author Erica Orloff

Erica Orloff, autho

 Erica writes:

In this little corner of the blogworld, most of us are book lovers. Book lovers and writers, people who say, "I've been writing stories since I could hold a pen," or "I was the kid holding the flashlight under the covers and reading past bedtime." In this little corner of the blogworld, we've also watched out for our own.

Merry Monteleon
Merry Monteleone (Mom and More) and her family were in the midst of raging flood waters in Westchester when heavy rains hit Chicago. The contents of the downstairs of her house were lost, and though it's just "stuff" (lives were lost in the flooding), most of us can imagine how it would feel to watch photo albums and meaningful memories wrapped up in the "stuff" of our families . . . be carried off.

While big "stuff" can be replaced with insurance, Merry lost all her books, and a group of us decided to replace them--with Amazon gift cards, with books, with signed copies of books, with ARCs. We want to see the blogosphere flood her mailbox with good wishes and replace her library. If you love books and your TBR pile is as tall as you are, you know what they mean to her.

What can you do? Send books! Send Amazon cards! Reach out to your favorite authors and ask them to send her a signed copy! For her address or more information, contact:

She has three children middle school and younger. Their books were in their bedrooms and most survived, but it would be great to get some books just for them, too!


Erica Orloff


  1. Thanks for passing this on--I had no idea! I sent Merry a package yesterday.

    (Psst, congratulations on your stunning double-victory in the Clarity of Night competition!)

    (And since she's here, congratulations to Precie too, on her honourable mention!)

  2. First, thank you little Aerin... I appreciate all the help. You guys are awesome. I thought about posting a pic, but it was too hard for me to look at my poor little leatherbounds crumbling to the floor off their shelves, I didn't want to subject anyone else to it.

    Second, still want yours and Precie's addresses - a deal's a deal, come hell or highwater :-) Besides, it chided me to do a lot more writing in July than I usually do, which is worth more than turtles.

    Third, where the hell have you been? I haven't been online much but I've barely seen you anywhere in a while.


    Awwwwwwwww, thank you and mondo cyber hugs my friend.



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