Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Benefit for Tabby

Take a look at the picture on the left.  For those who have never met her, that's Tabby, my wife.  We've been married for nineteen years, and through everything, she's been my best friend, my partner in crime, and my world.

By now, everyone knows.  We kept it quiet for a while, but there's really no point now.  Tabby was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer back in April, and it's particularly aggressive.  Since April, she's been enduring chemotherapy, losing weight and her hair, and fighting with everything she's got.  Tabby has made a life out of beating the odds, and she's still fighting these.  She's very weak and can't actually work.  As her husband, I've been sitting beside her, watching her go through this horrendous nightmare, and wracking my brain to try to figure out what I can do to help.



 I figured that the only thing I can do is write, and since I'm not the type to beg for help, I spoke to Owen, the publisher who put out my short story collection, Droplets, and he agreed to donate all the proceeds from DROPLETS to help pay for Tabby's medical care.  This is huge, not only because I feel like I'm helping, but also because it keeps Tabby from feeling like a charity case.  Your "donation" gets you a copy of the book.  The truth is, the medical bills are piling up, so we figured this is the best solution.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Buy a copy of DROPLETS.  That's it.  One copy.  Owen at CLB Publications has agreed to take no profit from the book, and forward it all for paying Tabby's medical bills.  Pretty generous.  If you're inclined to help out, we'd be forever grateful.  If you already own a copy, Owen will be forwarding the proceeds of that one to me as well.  If you already own one, write a review on Amazon.  Reviews sell books.  Like I said, we're not asking for handouts.  If you want to buy a copy, please do by following this link.  If you don't, we understand.  Either way, keep Tabby in your thoughts.


We can't handle a bunch of phone calls, but e-mails are always appreciated.  Facebook messages are always appreciated for her.  Post your well-wishings on her wall.  I can't promise we'll be able to answer all of them, but I promise she'll read them all.  Tabby means everything in the world to me.  If you've met her, you know what I mean.  Everyone who has ever met her loves her.  If you haven't met her, and have met me, you know what she means to me.   Thank you for your consideration.  




35 comments:

  1. My copy has been ordered! Thinking of you both.

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  2. Just ordered mine. My thoughts are with you both.

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  3. Just scored my copy. Very sorry to hear about what your wife is going through. I hope everything works out.

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  4. Looking forward to reading the short stories! Thoughts and prayers with you in this difficult time.

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  5. Ordered! Sending Reiki to the Family. Light and Love to you all.

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  6. Purchasing mine the second I get paid, and sharing with everyone I know. ya'll are both in my thoughts.

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  7. Mine has just been ordered. Hang in there, Tabby!

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  8. Hope the proceeds help. Unfortunately, I know all too well the hardships you both are enduring. Stay positive. You, Tabby, and your families are in my constant thoughts and humble prayers.

    ~Michelle Stockdale-Calvillo

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  9. When my check comes in I will have one in my home....Stay strong...my prayers will be with you....

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  10. I Just ordered my copy. I'm a survivor myself and know what it's like to go through chemo. Hang in there!

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  11. Is there a paypal accountt o donate directly?

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  12. Create a ChipIn. http://www.chipin.com/ People donate, you collect. That simple. We did one when we were about to lose our place to live, saved us.

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  13. Ordered! Sending the best thoughts to you and your wife.

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  14. Ordered! Hang in there. God be with you both on this difficult portion of your journey together. My prayers are with you for complete healing!

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  15. Dear Tabby and Scott,

    I heard of your situation through Jonathan Maberry’s Facebook posting. I am not a big fan of horror (an overactive imagination = way too many nightmares!), but I’m a writer myself—as well as a mum—so I bought Scott’s book and I shall make sure to post a review of it on Amazon. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of darkness. Be well. Be strong. I am adding my thoughts and prayers and light and love to all the others. It may not seem like much, but know that someone in Winnipeg, Manitoba cares.

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  16. Just got ours, Scott!

    All the best to you and Tabby. We'll be thinking about you.

    -Heidi

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  17. I bought my copy today. I love and miss the whole family. My baby sends a wet rasberry to all! :-)

    Hannah, David, and Baby Ariel!!!!

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  18. I'm so sorry, Scott and Tabby! I loved having Tabby in class--you are both much loved! I just ordered a book! hugs, Susan Morrison

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  19. Oh, what terrible news. We miss you both around here, and we're thinking of you and hoping for the best. My copy of _Droplets_ is scheduled to arrive on Friday the 13th, which probably suits its content.

    Paul & Robin

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  20. Scott, So sorry to hear this sad news. Our best to both you and Tabby. We just placed our order on Amazon. Take care, Mike and Susie

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  21. It's been less than a week since I found out that my father has cancer, so my heart goes out to your both during this difficult time. As an author, I applaud your publisher for doing his. It is rare to find good hearts in a sometimes heartless industry, and it is my absolute pleasure to buy your book. Not only to support you, your wife, and your publishers, but also because it sounds like an absolutely awesome collection of horror shorts.

    Luck and Love,
    Jessica McHugh

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  22. Another one ordered, Scott. All the best to you and Tabby. If I could, I would order 100 books. Jill Sunday

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  23. Just bought my copy. Scott, I hope all works out well for you and your wife.

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  24. Done and done. Be well, you two.

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  25. Scott,
    Ordered the book. I look forward to reading it and to hearing soon of Tabby's recovery.
    Rosenbalm

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  26. I'll order one on monday Scott. Mrs. Tabby is family so us ohana have to look out for one another. Ya'll are in my prayers.
    -Avery

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  27. Mind if I repost this on my site? (LitStack.com) Would love to help in any way I can. Thoughts and prayers and word-of-mouth going out to you both.

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    1. I don't mind at all. Thank you so much!

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  28. Just bought my copy, Scott, and I'll be gifting it to a friend of mine who is an avid horror writer. Blessings to you both.

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  29. Anything to help a friend of a friend......keep the faith and many good thoughts coming your way!!! frenchie- a frind of Bob Lardins

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  30. Got mine.

    I'm sorry as hell you're going through what you guys are going through.

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  31. Ordered one for myself and one for a friend. Keeping you both in my prayers.
    Swea

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  32. Hi Scott. I hope you do not mind, but I have posted an article on my blog about this, as well as given the link to your blog and the Amazon link for Droplets. You can see the posting at my site www.georgiamysteries.blogspot.com. I have already gotten my copy, and I hope my readers will flood the ordering site at Amazon so that your publisher will send you a big fat check! I am keeping you and your wife in my thoughts and prayers. You both are troopers!!!!

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  33. Lighting a candle & saying a spell for both of y'all. Annie

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