Authors helping authors

The Mermaid's Mirror book coverWhen I joined the children’s book writing community, one of the things I was immediately impressed with was how supportive everyone was. Not all writing communities — or all creative communities — are like that, and it’s wonderful that children’s book writers are. On Verla Kay’s board yesterday, I saw another example, author Cindy Pon writing about and supporting fellow author L.K. Madigan.

Madigan, author of Flash Burnout and The Mermaid’s Mirror, was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, and Pon put out a call for support. Pon and the other 2009 Debutantes are giving away copies of Madigan’s books to create awareness, but she also hopes you’ll add them to your Goodreads lists, tell your friends about them (if you’ve read them) and do whatever else you can to spread the word.

I haven’t read Madigan’s books, but they sound great and have gone on my plan-to-buy list.

So, if you haven’t read Madigan’s books, check them out and spread the word about this wonderful author.

Write On!

4 Responses

  1. Natalie Aguirre says:

    I agree. It’s great how authors are supporting her. It’s so sad. Her books are on my list to read too.

  2. That’s great, Natalie!

  3. M.A. Scott says:

    Yes, the kidlit world is a very different place than the adult publishing world. We are nurturers by nature. I guess that’s what draws us to writing for kids. SCBWI conferences are inspiring food for the soul of a writer and most of the people involved are volunteers.

    Though I know L.K. only through our online circle of writer buddies, we’re all praying for L.K. Thanks to Cindy Pon for getting things started. And thanks to everyone spreading the love. (And that includes you, Samantha!)

  4. My pleasure, M.A.!

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