Wednesday, October 05, 2011

RABMAD: Writers can make a difference

Do you follow RABMAD? You should, because it’s helping raise money for a host of good causes.

“Read a book, make a difference” is the brainchild of author RS Guthrie. He launched “Read a book, make a difference” when he was inspired to donate the half the proceeds of the sale of his books to support the tuition of a boy named Ben Fieber, who has Down Syndrome and autism, so that Ben can attend non-profit The Joshua School in Colorado for children with disabilities.

Guthrie’s books include The Black Beast (available on his website and through Amazon Createspace), and his latest, Dark Prairie, to be published by New West. You should read his own inspiring story at

But Guthrie didn’t stop there. He registered two URLs, http://www.readabookmakeadifference/.com and, to encourage other writers do follow suit and donate some of their proceeds to good causes. Any good causes the writers choose. became a portal to authors who joined, for free—all at Guthrie’s trouble and expense.

Some of the authors include:

Melissa Foster, author of Megan’s Way and Chasing Amanda, who supports Provincetown Cares, which stages a benefit performance each year during Women’s Week and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a way to promote research, education, screening and treatment for breast cancer as well as other serious health issues affecting women

Alan McDermott from the UK, author of Gray Justice (available on Smashwords), who supports the British Heart Foundation and Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity

Martha Rodriguez, author of the children’s book A Reel Cool Summer, who supports Literacy Volunteers of Leon County, FL, where she has been an adult literacy volunteer tutor

Bert Carson of Birmingham, Alabama, author of Fourth and Forever and the upcoming Truth—Yours, Mine, Ours, supports the Heifer International agricultural education charity.

There are many others, and the list is growing. So if you’re an author, get involved! You can make a difference. And readers, check out what these writers have to offer. Not only might you discover a talent you didn’t know about before, but you could also make a real difference to people who need help.

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