Monday, January 17, 2011

L.K. Madigan and her struggle

Last week, YA author L.K. Madigan posted very, very sad news in her Livejournal. She was recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. L.K. Madigan is the author of two YA stories (neither of which I have read sadly) Flash Burnout (on my TBR pile) and The Mermaid's Mirror.

You can read her entire poignant entry and well, if you're like me, it's probably going to make you tear up a bit.

Cancer is such a difficult, difficult disease so I hope you will join me in donating to The American Cancer Society in Madigan's name. I cannot think of one person in my life who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way, through someone they know and love or from themselves, so please consider giving.

The class of 2009 YA debutantes are doing a special giveaway in honor of L.K. Madigan so I urge you to go and enter and spread the word about her books.

I'm also giving away an E-copy of L.K. Madigan's most recent release, The Mermaid's Mirror. Either Kindle or Nook or if I can find a different format for you, I will be happy to purchase that for you. To enter, please just leave a comment on this entry. As long as I can send you an ecopy of a book, you are eligible. Contest ends next Monday, so a shorty.

And please, please head on over to L.K. Madigan's journal and leave some words of encouragement, hope, and faith. Lets hope for a cure for cancer in the very near future.

Check out these other posts about author L.K. Madigan and ways you can support her:
Stacked
Green Bean Teen Queen
Fat Girl Reading
Galleysmith

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