Friends in Need...

3:55 PM Elizabeth Seckman 39 Comments

Totally taken from Peggy Eddleman's blog:

A call for help from one writer to all the others!!

We have comrades in need: 

Chad Morris.

While Chad's book is launching, he's not busy marketing...he's fighting along side his nine-year-old daughter as she battles a brain tumor. 

(I can't even imagine. The very thought takes my breath away.)

Chad can't be all over the net right now, but WE can!!!

Here's the basics: 
*for more, go to Peggy's blog HERE


 Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don’t read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in gym class isn’t around a track, but up a virtual mountain; and where learning about animals means becoming one through an avatar.

Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twin siblings Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather’s inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, the twins begin following a trail of clues left by their grandfather. They must find out where their family is, learn who they can trust, and discover what secrets are hidden within Cragbridge Hall.

Abby and Derick soon realize they are caught in a race with a fierce adversary to discover their grandfather’s greatest secret–a dangerous discovery that could alter both history and reality.

About Chad:
Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. (Inspired by Animal from the Muppets, he’s been banging on drums since he was eight years old.) After high school, he wrote and performed sketch comedy while going to college, and eventually he became a teacher and a curriculum writer. He lives in Utah with his wife and five kids. Chad would love to teach at Cragbridge Hall.

Unlike Oscar Cragbridge, however, he hasn’t really invented anything, though his son once sketched out blueprints for a machine that would turn celery into cookies.

Where to find him:
Blog         Facebook       Twitter    Website


Also, this beautiful book never got to be held by its author :(




Second: Bridget Zinn

Bridget's debut novel, POISON, releases a week from tomorrow. Sadly, Bridget died from cancer in May of 2011, and never got to hold her book in her hands. Being published was her dream, and her husband and friends would love some help putting the finishing touches on her dream. Her husband has set up a website that talks about all the ways you can help. It's a pretty awesome thing. You can find his plea for help HERE
Help spread the word with tweets and posts.  #poison

Bridget Zinn

39 comments:

  1. Wow... what a powerful, sad story about Bridget and I wish her husband (and family) all the best in the future - especially with the release of her book...

    Congrats to Chad, too and thank you, Liz, for signing up for the Blog O'hop :)

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  2. This is so sad, Elizabeth!
    Both books look amazing. I will try to post about them this week, also. Thanks for spreading the word!

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    1. It does tug on your heart strings. And posting is the absolute least I could do.

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  3. I love this! I was just thinking about Chad this morning and thinking we need to spread the word! His book is freaking awesome!!! You'll love it. And best of luck to Bridget too! I will be getting her book as well. Love to support our peeps!

    And don't leave my blog with a pout - hop over to lee lou blog designs if you're looking for something new. :) But I LOVE your blog!

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    1. I'll have to order it. I know you have great taste in books!

      LOL, I am good at pouting. I'll have to check that out. I have a blogoversary coming up...it could be a gift to me!

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  4. I saw this today and totally started crying. I can't stand it! Life can be so challenging, but very rewarding as well. ;(

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    1. I agree. As soon as I saw it...it darn near took my breath away. I can't imagine and don;t ever want to know how it feels to be in either situation.

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  5. What a gut punch, and yet an extraordinary way to help pay it forward.
    I lifted your section about Chad and will post it on Thursday.

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    1. Yay! And I lifted from Peggy. So big thanks to her for making it easy for us!

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  6. They look like amazing books. I'll be glad to help put the word out at the Cave.

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  7. Both of those situations are so sad.

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  8. How terrible! I will definitely do some tweets. :(

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  9. I hope you don't mind, Elizabeth, but I just copied and pasted most of your post. I've never bumped into Chad on the web, but his family's story is one I'll never forget. Though I know it's the farthest thing from his mind, I pray his book is catapulted to the #1 slot. I bet that would put a smile on his little girl's face. God bless them. :)

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  10. It always hits hard when someone so young is taken. Bridget's husband is clearly made of awesome.

    I've been hearing a lot about Maddie, too. It's amazing how everyone has pulled together to help out at this horrible time!

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    1. It reminds you we have friends...which is comforting in a crazy world.

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  11. I read Peggy's blog yesterday, and it doesn't make it any easier to read it again here - both of them are such heartbreaking stories. Well done for putting it up on your blog.

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    1. It is very sad...and reminds me how lucky I am.

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  12. I read Peggy's blog yesterday and the whole thing just breaks my heart. I'm so proud of all the writers stepping up to make this happen. Writers are the best.

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  13. Oh man I'm so speechless right now. I remember hearing about Bridget. So moving. And Chad's story is new to me but wow. I can't begin to imagine anything like this either. Crushing. I will link back to this on my post tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I've been seeing this EVERYWHERE today! This community is just phenomenal :D

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    1. It's comforting to know so many people care.

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  15. I came to you via Laura Eno and have lifted and reposted (with credits) the section about Chad.

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  16. Hi, Elizabeth,

    How tragic. I HATE CANCER. I have lost so many of my friends and family to it. SO sad for Bridget, but I'm sure she's seeing all the loving words the community is sending out to her husband and family.

    My best to Chad. A sick child is one of life's most unnecessary tragedies. I will try to put something up soon. Booked for the next few weeks.

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    1. Both stories are so sad...though I fully expect Maddie to be just fine. Prayers, smiles, and some mustaches for her!

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  17. A couple of very sad stories there and I think its wonderful you are helping to market them.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. Thanks Jo. It was the least I could do.

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  18. This is so sad! These books are amazing, by the way.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm almost done with Chad's and I have to agree...excellent book!

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  19. Two sad stories. Two amazing authors. Wishing Chad's success with his book and wishing his son a super amazing recovery. I wish the best for Bridget's husband in his time of grief and new opportunities with the release of the book.

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    1. May both families find healing and happiness. Thanks Peaches.

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  20. That is so tragic about Bridget :( The poor woman. But I'm glad her book will be published anyway.

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