Harlequin Romance authors made $340, which is amazing and the Pink Society tote bag filled with books, the critiques and the all the books and jewellery on offer made it a real success. Brenda's son suffers with the really tough version of this terrible affliction, but the dh has Type 2, so it's a cause close to my own heart.
Here's hoping the money raised this year - along with the $1 million dollars already raised by Brenda's efforts and the generosity of the romance community - will go a long way towards finding a cure.
Meanwhile, do you like that cute lolly pin? I've just treated myself and will be wearing it at the RNA Conference in July!
I've been sending out loads of books to winners in the last week or two, I hope they all arrive safely. There are still one or two people who haven't contacted me with their snail mail addy, so do check to make sure you're not one of them.
I'll be back next week with Ask the Author 2: What Comes First - Character Or Plot?
PS - I've just been taking a look at my Clustr Map to see where you all are before this years stats are archived and I start with a clean world, so to speak. Lots and lots of new visitors this year - welcome to you all; it's lovely to get to know you. But I couldn't help noticing that I'd had a couple of visits from the Maldives. You don't think ... no ... that couldn't be the new Duchess of Cambridge... Could Kate Middleton have read The Ordinary Princess? I can dream. :)