Today, our author, Adam Santo, shared a moment in his life to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention month. His post 'Leave the Belt On' is a thought provoking piece about child abuse and what children remember of their youth.
Our author, Adam Santo, would like a few minutes of your time to talk about something he is supporting. Parkinson's Research.
We've begun a new year with high aspirations to do something worth notice, something we can be proud of and share with our friends. Everyone would like to see cancer cured, an end to AIDS, or abolish Fibromyalgia altogether. The world would be a happier place, no doubt.
What about Parkinson's disease? Great strides have already been made to eradicate Parkinson's disease (PD), including the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). I single out MJFF because they put $0.89 of ever dollar towards research. When researchers stall out - show no advancement for a cure - they allocate funds to other promising efforts.
At this point you might be asking yourself why I am supporting MJFF. Does he PD? Does he know someone who does? It is very simple - I care. I don't have PD. Although a friend of mine recently told me his father has PD, but my support had already been established before I learned that. Finding out someone close has a family member suffering from PD is enough justification that I am on the right path. How many people around you do you know with PD? It might be an eye-opener if you asked those close to you.
Surprisingly, he had never heard of the Fox Trial Finder. It is where those with Parkinson's, and those without it, can participate in clinical studies towards finding a cure.
As I have helped my friend, there is you can help me with. Share, donate, or just learn more about Parkinson's and the research being done to wipe it off the face of the earth. Check out my MJFF participant page to get you started or visit my personal page to see what I'm up to. How am I contributing to the cause? Well, purchasing any of my books sends a portion of the sale to MJFF. Any store, any format. A direct donation to the participation page is always welcome. All I'm really asking of you is to spread the word, bring an understanding of Parkinson's research to the masses this way. Share, share, share.
We at Panhandling Fantasy are proud to announce the newest addition to our shelves - an audiobook! Yes, Temperature: Dead & Rising has made a giant leap into the audio world. Our narrator, Joanna Withey, has a beautiful storytelling voice to convey Adam Santo's debut novel. The new audiobook is available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
Joanna has also agreed to read Adam's second novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, set for an early 2014 release date.
Panhandling Fantasy is proud to announce that our author, Adam Santo, is participating in the Smashwords sales event. On our Wordpress blog he had this to say: How many other places can you think of to shop for eBooks? Having a hard time thinking beyond Amazon? That's okay, most people look there first. I even have a few books floating around their shelves if you're interested. I've done some web searching and came up with a larger list than I had expected to. One such eBook store I wanted to talk about is offering a huge sale this month - Smashwords. This month indie authors are signing up to give readers 25% to 75% off their books (and in some cases authors are making them free). It is a great time to test the waters of a new author's mind. What surprises are in store for you? Unfamiliar lands await, conquests for domination demand your attention. Don't stand idle while others devour title after title all month long. Start a new chapter in your life; discover an indie author - that diamond in the rough.
We at Panhandling Fantasy like to support our authors any way we can. Adam Santo is working with Indiegogo to promote his third novel in the Temperature Trilogy and seek out pledges to finally publish it. If you are a fan of his work but cannot donate at this time, you have another way to back up his efforts that means just as much to him. Sign in to Indiegogo and share the link provided under his video trailer. By doing that little bit you have helped Adam find untapped resources for his campaign he might not have reached alone.
Please use the campaign link above to find Adam's Indiegogo page and take it from there. Thank you so much for your help.