Read and Comment and I’ll Donate:)

Nathan Bransford is a literary agent with a great blog. I’ve been following it for almost a year and I’ve learned a lot about the publishing market. This morning I discovered that he was raising money for Heifer International. I was out buying Nahla and Ollie a dog bed last night and missed the deadline for commenting on his blog and helping the cause.

So, here’s what I’m going to do. For everyone that leaves a comment on my Mystic fan page, journal or Facebook posting I’m going to donate .25 cents to the Reeve Foundation. I have to put a cap of $100.00 because 1. I’m not okaying this with hubby (current breadwinner of the family) 2. I haven’t (yet) made any money from writing! 3. Daughter is itching to drive which means insurance payments for a teenager!

Here’s Nathan’s link (bottom of the page) so you can see all the good he’s doing in the world. He has included other blogs that are also raising money for Heifer International. All you have to do is comment and they will donate. Just like me.

For all the Mystic fans, I will post chapter 2 the beginning of January. I told myself that I wasn’t going to look at my LJ stats to see how many people were reading my blog.I didn’t want the pressure either way. (Too many readers or too little) Then this morning I decided to change the look of my page and add a picture of me instead of plants or animals. I’m still getting used to my picture. It’s daunting having me stare at me while I’m typing. AHHH! Anyway, I peeked at my stats and was elated at how many people read chapter 1 of Mystic. Thank you! It’s exciting and I’ll certainly take the pressure of having many readers.

Happy Holidays to everyone. I know some of you are still out shopping so I’ll keep the comment section for donations open through Dec.31st. All you have to do is leave a comment and it’s the equivalent of a .25 cent donation.

K.D. Rausin

Nathan’s blog:


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 15:35:19

    Merry Christmas, Krista
    What a terrific idea!


  2. Anonymous
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 17:15:31

    Yay for donating!! And yay for daughter driving!! ;D


  3. Anonymous
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 07:24:47

    Heifer International
    Just as an FYI wanted to flag you to three posts that resulted from our field visits with Heifer International in Rwanda. They are doing terrific work on the ground…
    Here are the write-ups for the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet []:
    Part 1: Healing with livestock in Rwanda
    Part 2: Teacher Turned Farmer…Turned Teacher
    Part 3: Got Biogas?
    Part 4: For Poor Households in Rwanda, One Cow Makes A Difference
    We are travel blogging from Africa at a site called Border Jumpers which can be viewed at
    Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack


  4. kdrausin
    Jan 03, 2010 @ 16:42:43

    Danielle and Bernard, Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your blog.


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