This from Stephenie Meyer’s website.
Hey guys! This is just a heads up about an event I’m involved with here in Phoenix. The plan was for me to go entirely hermit this year (or decade), but there are always those things important enough to pull me out of my burrow.
One of my dear friends and mentors, Faith Hochhalter—a truly gifted book buyer who put together some of my most successful events—was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I am not the only author who was helped along by her talent and enthusiasm, and all of us who have enjoyed her influence in our lives and careers are eager to help her through this rough time. To assist with her medical bills, several young adult writers are joining together for a fund-raising event: Project Save the Book Babe.
The event will be on April 4th in Tempe, AZ; it will include live music, a panel discussion with the attending authors, and an auction of some fun and/or rare items from each author. All the information about the event and the authors attending can be found at ProjectBookBabe.com.
Personally, I’ll be auctioning some ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of my books, an early marked up manuscript or two, my dress from the Eclipse prom, and the fluffy original epilogue to Forever Dawn, along with signed books, of course.
We’re still in the process of putting this together, so more info will be forthcoming over the next week. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday the 17th) so if you’re interested in attending and helping us save our Book Babe Faith, hurry over to the site and check it out.
Just a few of the other authors at the event are Brandom Mull, Janette Allison, and Shannon Hale.
Edited: On a personal note, I met Faith during the Eclipse Prom two years ago. You could tell just by meeting her that she LOVES what she does for a living, and goes that extra mile to engage children and teen readers. She’s a person who really “gets teens” and doesn’t talk down to them.
I’m sure many of you who attended the event met Faith that weekend as she was one of the many people handing out tickets, giving information, and answering many questions, many of which were repetitive, with a smile. I strongly urge you to support this effort in any way that you can.