The Ask

flowersDo you remember the last time a friend asked you for help? I often find myself replying “Of course! I’d love to!” because I care about the person and want to help them reach their goals or find relief in a tight situation. But then when it’s my turn to ask for help, I want to do anything but ask for it. I’d rather stay up all night folding programs than ask for someone’s assistance. It’s ridiculous!

Some of you have heard the big news. I’ve been accepted into Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. At the end of June, I’ll be flying to the east coast with my little baby in tow and a dear friend who will help watch him, to take a week to study at the feet of a fiction-writing master, the author of Ender’s Game. I’m thrilled and scared-out-of-my-mind at rather regular intervals.

It costs a chunk of change to get out there. And it’s time for me to ask for help. For those of you in the Seattle area, I’ll be throwing a fundraiser dinner on June 21st, 2014. More details on this to come!

For those of you who want to help me out, I am grateful for any amount of donation. You’ll be investing in me, an artist, and the future of my writing. I am deeply thankful for the love and support of my friends, which goes well beyond monetary contributions. Whether you give generously, just a buck, or not at all, it is fine.

In this, I am learning to ask for help.

You can donate directly to me via PayPal by clicking the button below:

All money received will be used toward tuition for Uncle Orson’s Literary Boot Camp. If surplus funds are received, I will use them to hire a local Seattle author to teach and inspire a group of aspiring Seattle writers.

Thank you so much!



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