Writers For Richard


Three lovely friends — Wendy Russ, Stephen Parrish, and J.A. Zobair — have been running a wonderful fundraiser to help me manage the next two months of my recovery without having to worry about making rent or purchasing costly medications.

Their efforts have touched me more than I can say, and I’m usually quite good with words. In a nutshell, 29 writers have contributed stories to an incredible anthology — Facing the Sun — and you can receive a copy by making a donation. Any donation.

They had planned to turn it over to Telling Stories as soon as I was out of the hospital, and I was supposed to be released on Easter Saturday or Sunday. But then unwanted test results showed that I had developed diabetes insipidus, and needed more care.

So I really only arrived home late Thursday night, dry and weary, and I needed a couple of days recovery to feel ready to write again.

So, if you’d like to help, you can. The donate button is at the top of the sidebar. If you’d like to leave a comment, I’d love it. This has been one of the hardest and most rewarding weeks of my life, and Wendy, Steve, JAZ, and all of you have made it so.

But the rest of that enormous thank you will wait for another day.

Later: Thanks to everyone.  I’ve ended the campaign; it made a terrific difference in our lives.

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5 Responses to Writers For Richard

  1. ruthpinto says:

    I just stumbled upon Facing the Sun via an email from a friend. What wonderful, supportive friends you have! I hope the recovery is a speedy one.
    Prayers from atop a little hill,

  2. Travis Erwin says:

    I’m equally honored to have been asked to submit and to have gotten to know you via the internet these years. The world is a much smaller and more caring place than I ever imagined. Best wishes for a speedy recovery my friend.

  3. Laurel says:

    Aw. Travis choked me up a little! But yeah, what he said.

  4. Ellen Oh (@elloecho) says:

    I kept looking to see when this was coming up! I’ve been waiting patiently to do something and now here’s my chance. I’m wishing all the best to you! My thoughts and prayers for a quick and full recovery!


  5. Stacy says:

    Richard, really glad you’re home and recovering. I was honored to participate in this.

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