You may not have noticed the preceding dedication from The Blood Cries Out . The words grew out of his praise for an early draft of the sixth chapter of my novel. You see, Phil didn't offer praise easily; he was a quiet man. That's why his words meant so much. Not long afterwards, in the late summer of 2011, Phil succumbed to esophageal cancer. It came on so brutally fast--out of nowhere--that it was like waves of pain and shock passing through the entire family. He was too young, and no one was prepared.
That's why I decided I needed to do something meaningful in Phil's memory. So, for each e-book purchased (by someone other than myself), I pledge to donate one dollar to the Prevent Cancer Foundation through October 15th. I'm confident that sales will exceed twenty-five books, but I'll set twenty-five dollars as my pledged minimum donation. This corresponds to about half of my royalties for the sale of the same number of books, but, more importantly, the twenty-five dollar amount is enough to for the Prevent Cancer Foundation to pay for at least one skin cancer screening. I challenge other mystery authors to join me to...Read to End Cancer. Don't be a bystander; decide to make a difference. #ReadtoEndCancer