Hurricane Frustrations Turn to Blessings

It’s about time I told you the whole story.

It started just after the launch of the Gene Rift. You see, I get books for book signings through my publisher, not through Amazon. Just after the release, I contacted my publisher and they put in an order with the printer for a decent sized set of books. They’d be here in plenty of time for th etwo book signings I had scheduled at the end of September.

At least I thought so.

But then hurricane Harvey hit. And then hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria followed quickly after. Due to the devastation in our country, the book order was delayed. In fact, the printer didn’t know where it was.

It was frustrating for me not to have books at the two signings I had, but not as frustrating or devastating as those who had lost all their belongings and their homes to hurricanes. I got off easy with a simple delayed order.

So I decided to make the best of it. At both book signings, I donated 10% of the proceeds  and many of you readers chipped in extra to donate to UMCOR, the United Methodist Commission on Relief. Through this agency, 100% of all donations go toward the relief efforts and not to administrative expenses.

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all who donated. You helped make a difference in the lives of people who are hurting.

And for those of you wondering, I did eventually get my books!