As summer approaches, I thought an update on the activities of the Legacy Archives Foundation would be right on time...
... especially as it has been close to a year since our last update from Angelia Phillips of flashPress, a reflection of a busy and productive team, in my humble estimation... ☺
Speaking of teams
In addition to authors, Mike Friedman of Mockingbird Books, Gail Sobotkin and myself, Angelia also reached out to authors Shauna L. Bowling of Bravewarrior's Feathered Pen, Martie Coetser-Pozyn of Martie's Foyer, Kim Thompson of Graceful Intentions and Vicki Warner of WarnerWords. Everyone was more than agreeable to serve on the core team and we have seen much wisdom, insight and perspective from the team process.
Collectively we have seen the value in slowing down with the publishing of both MMB3 and the Bachelor's Cook Book that Vicki Warner has spear headed. We see the slow, but steady, sales of MMB1 and MMB2. We've also seen the ability to develop our individual and unique writing talents ('spins', if you will...) to further give monetary assistance to our two current groups: K9s for Warriors and Support Homeless Veterans.
Over the last couple months, I have been contacted by both of these phenomenal organizations.
I received a 'thank you' phone call from Dennis (K9s for Warriors). He was personable, humble and grateful for our initial gift from the sales of MMB1. I told him that we had 'more where that came from' adding that word about our book from his end would be awesome.
I received an e-mail from Support Homeless Veterans thanking our group (again). I responded to this group that we'd be making a second gift soon from the sales of MMB2.
Vicki Warner has a website, Warner's Words, most worthy of checking out. One of her blogs is called - Your Turn.
The posts on this blog are multi-genre articles written by Vicki herself as well as a variety of guest authors.
Vicki appreciates and encourages interaction in the comment section. On guest posts, the guest author selects what they deem to be the best comment, and a prize of $1 CAD is awarded to the commentor via PayPal. Payout at $8.
I've written a guest post myself and so have other talented writers, invited by Vicki. I chose not to take a payout for any comments I had written over the months. Vicki and I share a soft spot for the dawgs, so I asked her to set aside any monies I earned for K9s for Warriors.
Little did I realize that other writers would feel the same way, but writers are some of the most giving men and women I know. I was blown away when Vicki made a recent deposit to the LAF account from her generosity and the altruism of the guest writers on her blog for $100 - to be forwarded to K9s for Warriors.
Money Distribution Update
We gave $100 to Support Homeless Veterans. Our total gift to date for this group is $250.
We gave $200 to K9s for Warriors. Our total gift to date for this group is $350.
Thanks for the visit!
If you know of anyone else who'd like to be added to the Legacy Archives Foundation mailing list, please ask them to contact Angelia (femmeflashpoint), via email or fill out the form on the Contact Us page here on the site and we'll be happy to include them on email notices of any new updates.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful summer. Please consider thanking a Veteran on this Fourth of July by purchasing one (or more) copies of MMB1 or MMB2 for someone you love.
We want to keep going and giving - please help us spread these worthy words.
Maria Jordan (marcoujor)