I am proud to be helping my colleagues with an auction to benefit Kara Leonardo. Many authors are donating autographed copies of their books. Here are the details from the website CaringforKara:
Kara Leonardo has been a long time reader, fan and supporter of Lesbian Fiction. She belongs to many Yahoo Groups, FaceBook and many individual author groups all in support of Lesbian Fiction. Many of you are already familiar with Kara and have probably received “virtual hugs” from this kind and gracious lady. She is very supportive of authors and always has an encouraging word for everyone. Some of you may or may not have noticed Kara’s absence on the various groups she belongs to, so here is “the rest of the story”…
On February 11, 2012, Kara and her partner, Stephanie Marvel, were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Stephanie was driving and their car was hit head-on by another driver. Stephanie was killed on impact and Kara sustained a fractured arm, multiple fractures of her leg and pelvis along with internal injuries. Kara was in and out of the ICU a few times before landing in a regular room and ultimately transferring to a rehabilitation facility at the end of March. She is learning to walk again with the use of a walker and will soon be ready for discharge from rehab. This is where her situation becomes even more difficult… Kara relocated from Illinois to Delaware to be with Stephanie… When she is discharged from rehab, she will have no place to go. She has a community of friends in Delaware and would like to remain there, but her only alternative may be to return to Illinois and live with family there.
Here is where you can help… This site has been set up as a fundraising site to benefit Kara Leonardo. Many Lesbian Fiction authors have graciously donated books and other “amenities” that will be auctioned here on this site. Please be assured that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Kara to assist her with getting settled wherever she may choose. The auction will be open to receive bids through midnight (CDT) August 5, 2012
Please go have a look-see. And even if you don’t want to purchase a book, donations can be made through paypal.
PAY IT FORWARD!