I am contributing 100% of my royalties to cancer causes.
100% of the profits from my book sale royalties in 2012 for Atomic Summer will be donated to cancer related causes and charities. It was my mother’s story about her and her friend’s conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world was imminent that was the creative spark for Atomic Summer. This book is dedicated to her memory. She passed away in 2008 at the age of sixty-three after battling primary peritoneal cancer. It is a rare and aggressive cancer with few warning signs. She had already beat breast cancer when she was thirty-eight. Most of us will never receive the diagnosis “you have cancer”. Some of us will. Few will hear it repeated to them as my mother did.
I didn’t publish Atomic Summer to make money. Writers want readers. I published Atomic Summer to realize that dream. If I can take my dream and turn it into a way to help other’s realize their dreams of cancer free lives, what better way to honor my mother’s life? My initial goal is to find many readers for Atomic Summer, and write many checks to charity. My bold goal is to have a bestseller and create a foundation to carry on charitable works. I hope others will join me in this goal and enjoy a good read while accomplishing it.