About a year and a half ago, I wrote a little story about a series of
wildfires being set near Los Lagos, Colorado, the fictional home of Vern and
Sister Grace of my DragonEye, PI world. The story itself was a mystery
convolving Sister Grace and Coyote the Trickster God. It was fun to write
about Coyote again and it explains a few mysteries mentioned in Magic, Mensa
and Mayhem. I've sent it out to several places, but no one took it.
However, I know that every story has its time and place. That time and
place is now and online.
We've had an upsetting number of forest fires in the West, and Colorado
Springs has been especially hard hit, with over 35,000 people evacuating
their homes and hundreds of homes destroyed or damaged by the flames.
People have come from all over the nation to assist in fighting the fires,
and so many are going to have to rebuild their homes from scratch. I'd like
to use my story to help them.
"Coyote Fires" is now up in a serial format. The first episode s are posted
at http://coyotefires.karinafabian.com. I have a donation button on the
site, and I'm asking that if you enjoy the story, you help me help others by
donating a little to the cause. You can donate as little as $1. For every
$10 I earn (from one to ten donors), I'll put up another episode. I'll take
donations until the story is totally up or September 1, whichever comes
later. At that time, I'll send all the proceeds to the Colorado Springs
chapter of the American Red Cross. I also have a deal, where if you donate
over $25 dollars, I'll send you an autographed copy of Magic, Mensa and
Mayhem. (Your entire donation will go to the ARC.)
In addition, between now and Aug 31, the publisher, editors, and I are
donating all our profits from the Coyote story "Perfect Ten" and the
DragonEye novel, Live and Let Fly. Order them through the links on the
story website or from MuseItUp in order for the donations to work.
"Coyote Fires" is only six episodes long, but I'm hoping we can raise for a
more than $60. If you'd like to help, I have a couple of easy ways:
#1. Read the story and donate
#2 Buy "Perfect Ten" or Live and Let Fly for yourself or a friend
#3 Tell others: You can copy this blog, make up a tweet or use one of mine:
#Coyote #Fires, a #fundraising serial story at
http://coyotefires.karinafabian.com. Enjoy some fantasy and help victims of
Like #DragonEye? Read #Coyote #Fires online & help victims of the
#4 Donate to another charity of your choice. (Let me know, and I'll send
you a copy of the story!)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Colorado Fires, Donations, and Coyotes
Karina Fabian, who's been kicking around the blog for a while, sent out this letter the other day. And, I figured we could all give her a hand.