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I have friend named Julie Butcher. You might have read her hugely entertaining column over at BuzzyMag. This weekend, Julie’s husband lost his grip on the chainsaw and damn-near sawed through his leg. He’s in the hospital and is looking at his third surgery in five days and months of PT.julie

The medical bills will be daunting.
Julie’s blog-pals over at Evil Writers are putting together a fund-raiser that will go live April 1st. It will be Kickstarter styled campaign, and they’re looking for donations from writers that could be used as perks or incentives for the public to contribute. Later, once the fundraiser goes live, they’ll be looking for money too, but right now, this is about what we writers can donate.  I know I have some writer pals who read this blog. This post if for you.
Type of things that Evil Writers would find useful:
1) signed books or swag (bookmarks, you name it)
2) time with you (coffee at a conference etc)
3) critiques of a query letter or wip
4) name in short story or book

Hopefully, the campaign will get good traction. Jim Butcher (Julie’s bro) will be participating and other high profile writers and publishing people have already generous donated AMAZING things (imagine getting a critique of your manuscript from a best-selling author or having a one-on-one pitch session with a top agent!)  Julie’s done a lot of good in her life–her kindness overflows. If you’re looking for a way to a balance your Karma, this would be a good shot:-)

Head over here, to Evil Writer’s Kerry’s blog ( or Skyla’s at ( and scroll down to the donation box.

Go on. Fill out the box. You know you want to.


  • Posted March 28, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    I will totally donate a dice bag or three if you want.

    • Leigh Evans
      Posted March 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      Hey Kiera,
      That would be awesome! (Nice stuff, BTW) The ladies at Evil Writers have this super-easy form to fill out that asks all the important questions. If you click on this link it will take you to Skyla Dawn Cameron’s blog. Scroll down, and you’ll see the donation drop box.
      It’s a good thing. Thanks!

  • Blaze
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Julie is an awesome person, and I would be honored to donate a Grey Warden’s Cloak. (People who read Dresden Files by Jim Butcher will know what these are.)

    Would this be acceptable?


    • Leigh Evans
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      That’s an astonishingly generous offer! Yes, Yes, Yes!

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