Many of you, especially those in the Midwest, have probably seen the stories and footage of the wildfires ravaging Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and parts of Colorado. The devastation is heartbreaking and it's not over yet. I've always been a country girl at heart, though I grew up more city. To see the images of burned rangeland, injured cattle, and pictures of brave men and women who have lost their lives brings tears to my eyes. My heart just aches for the families displaced by the fires, for those mourning lost livelihoods and animals, and especially for those mourning the deaths of loved ones.
As soon as the fires started Monday, I wanted to do something to help. I lifted my voice in prayer with thousands of others. I cried tears of joy when I saw the truckload of supplies our SWH Mustangs donated to the community of Ashland, KS.
Normally my holiday sale is when I donate to charities, but these people need help now. So, instead of waiting until Christmas, we'll have our "holiday" sale right now. All profits made from my book sales in the months of March and April will be donated to the Kansas Livestock Association. Below, you will find links to help out ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas if you wish to make a direct donation. I have not yet found anything for Colorado relief, so if you know of something, please link it in the comments!
As part of this sale, I am releasing a brand new book: Into the Rainbow. This was a rather spur of the moment project that started to take shape in mid-February (nothing like a looming deadline to get you writing!). I've had part of the concept in mind for a while, but it lacked characters and most importantly, plot. Once those fell into place, the rest was pretty easy. Here's what it's about:
Dierdre Kay and her sisters, Treasa and Darcie, are taking their first spring break trip without their parents. Other than Kansas City's constant rain, everything has been going well. They've visited museums, gone shopping, and even pretended to be triplets on St. Patrick's Day as a celebration of Dierdre's and Treasa's nineteenth birthday. Life couldn't be better, until Dierdre crashes their car while trying to avoid the strange man who suddenly appeared in the road.
Discovering themselves in a world they never knew existed, the Kay sisters must somehow find their way back home with a mysterious leprechaun named Kildare as their guide. The road will not be an easy one as there are forces in the Emerald Glade determined to make sure the girls never leave.
They say there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. But what happens when you go inside it?
Into the Rainbow is a romantic fantasy scheduled to release on March 17.
So, to recap, all profits from eBook and paperback purchases will be donated to the Kansas Livestock Association to help aid those suffering in the wake of the wildfires. If you want to help more directly, the buttons below will take you to the Kansas Livestock Association, Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation, and the Texas Farm Bureau's Pandhandle Wildfire Relief program. There are also areas taking hay donations and these websites can help you find where to donate practical items as well.
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Jessica L. Elliott
Author, artist, mom and super-genius