Horror author, editor and columnist extraordinaire Michael Knost posted a plea for assistance over at Shocklines and on his blog today, and I know some of you will want to help out. His message follows:
Would you consider helping, please?
A 12 year old girl in my area has lost everything in flood waters. She lost her clothes and electronic devices, but what devastated her most was the loss of her books. My friends at the local radio station (WVOW) are putting together a book drive for her. Please consider donating (age appropriate 12-year-old) new or used books.
If you send them to my address, I'll make sure they get to her. This breaks my heart.
PO Box 12
Logan, WV 25601
Please don't send clothing or money, just books. I am told the little girl is really emotional about losing her books. I can relate. Even as a child my books were very special to me.
You have my permission to repost this in blogs, message boards, or wherever it will reach others that would help.
EDIT: Mr. Knost adds: "I just found out her name is Ashley if any authors want to personalize a signature."