Three things happened to Bridget [Zinn] in February:MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
1. She got an agent for her young adult novel.
2. She got married.
3. She found out she has Stage Four colon cancer.
I met Bridget a year ago at an Oregon SWCBI event. She had just moved to Portland from Wisconsin, where she was a teen librarian. She is a beautiful person, inside and out. When she found out she had an agent, she was just glowing. A few days later she went to a naturopath for headaches and vision problems. She ended up in the ER – and learned very quickly that she had cancer. Big, bad cancer.
Today, Bridget is going in for her second grueling round of chemo to help fight her Stage Four colon cancer.
To help defray some of the costs, authors and artists all over the US have banded together to offer their services in an online auction.
Here's how you can help. A group of writers who have been impressed with Bridget’s friendliness and what can only be described as her radiant joy (even now) has banded together to help Bridget with the costs she faces.
One of the activities will be an online auction. If you are an artist, do you have a piece of art you could donate? If you are an author, could you donate a signed copy of your book? Or even a critique of the first 10 or 20 pages of someone’s work in progress? Do you have anything else you could contribute? If so, please email Jone MacCulloch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Would you like the first pages of a manuscript critiqued? Are you ready to market a book, need a bookmark or advice on a query letter? Want to get away to Torrey, Utah and take in the fabulous national parks in the area? In the market for some signed books? Looking for a handmade baby quilt, handmade book, jewelry and more? Check out the items at Bridget Zinn Auction at http://bridgetzinnauction.wordpress.com The money will help her with medical expenses.
If you could spread the word, I would be grateful.
And if you would like to follow Bridget's blog or just find out more about her, you can do so at http://www.bridgetzinn.com/blog/
Items up for auction are listed as individual posts at http://bridgetzinnauction.wordpress.com To bid on an a item, make a comment directly below that item.
A silent auction featuring local items will take place on May 29th at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Details will be posted at http://bridgetzinnauction.wordpress.com/lucky-lab/
The current list of contributors:
Carolyn Digby Conahan
Charity Heller Hogge
JoAnn Early Macken
Kim C. Baker
Laura Ludwig Hamor
Linda Joy Singleton