Friends, I support a lot of charities, ones I feel strongly about. This week, I was challenged to do the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. After much thought and little time available, I have decided to donate to the charity, but I will not be doing the accompanying video nor will I call anyone out. I was going to do something a little rebellious, but anything I would say would likely be misconstrued. Let me just say that I think it’s awesome that so much money is being raised for ALS.
That said, I am currently undergoing my own struggles right now. No, I am not going to talk about them, but suffice it to say that I am having to withdraw from social media a bit. You won’t notice it at first, especially because I am currently promoting the release of Inked. Speaking of charities and donating, all proceeds from the sales of Inked go to a worthy cause. If you haven’t seen our statement yet, this is it:
The authors of INKED are proud to announce that all sales from the book will go to benefit women in need of mastectomy tattoos and tattoos that cover scars. Award-winning, world-renowned tattoo artist Madame Lazonga specializes in tattooing women, particularly in beautifying women who have experienced the scars that surviving cancer can leave behind.
This art is not cheap, but it can be incredibly healing for women. Madame Lazonga has agreed to use all proceeds from the INKED anthology to benefit women who want these types of tattoos but perhaps cannot afford all or part of the procedure. Because our anthology revolves around tattoos and women, we couldn’t think of a better cause.
To see some of Madame Lazonga’s work, please visit her website.
In the recent past, I’ve donated to mental health, breast cancer awareness, and many other charities. This charity, though, is so important to me for many reasons. This book is not doing as well as I would have hoped. I had wanted it to earn so much more than it is, so if you can help me get the word out, that would be fantastic!
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1q6apa2
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1rr1tzY
Amazon AUS: http://bit.ly/1rr1DY3
Thanks for all your support, my friends!