Please read this post and help a small child

I ran across this news this morning through the Nelson Literary Agency newsletter and had to share it with you all.  There is a wonderful author, Natalie Bahm, from Idaho who is self-publishing a middle grade book later this month (September 28th) in support of a child and its family from New Zealand who are in desperate need.

I do not know this writer and have not spoken to her before, but fully respect what she is attempting to do.  One hundred percent of all profits for this novel (ebook priced at $3.99) will go to help the family.  Even if you aren’t necessarily into the genre, it would be worth giving it a chance, or giving it as a gift to others you know.  You will be able to find it in ebook, audio, and print format through all online retailers.  Some of them, including Amazon, already have it available for pre-order.

For a better understanding of why I feel so strongly about supporting this author’s efforts, please watch the two-minute video below.  You can learn further details at the WordPress blog dedicated to the cause, here.  Warning, the video may cause you to shed a tear or two, but it’s worth viewing.

Details about the book are below:

Twelve-year-old Ally is the only witness to a bank robbery in her small town. Unable to block out the memory of the robbers, a notorious gang known as the Gauze Men, Ally joins her little brother and a bunch of neighborhood boys digging a hole in her backyard.

Only the hole isn’t just a hole—it’s a massive set of tunnels snaking beneath the neighborhood and heading for an abandoned steel mill. Ally is old enough to know the danger, but she reasons spending time with sixth-grade heartthrob Paul is more fun than sitting at home with her worries. And it is dangerous—none of the kids’ parents realize the tunnels exist, but the Gauze Men might.


As an additional option, you may donate money for Jayden’s family here.

Please try to help me spread the word about this book and the cause.  The more people who know, the better.  Thanks!


~ by Suzie on September 1, 2012.

10 Responses to “Please read this post and help a small child”

  1. Per-ordered! Thanks for the info.

  2. Have tweeted this link out in hopes to help out this great cause.

  3. Thank you so much for supporting Natalie’s book and Jayden’s cause! I’m his grandma (Natalie’s critique partner). It’s so wonderful of you to do this post, and really appreciated!

  4. Tweeted, facebooked and donated. Love to help.

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