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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Emergency Fundraiser for fellow designer Kelli Standish

For years, Kelli has worked tirelessly behind the scenes promoting, helping, and supporting Christian authors through her work on Focus on Fiction and more recently through her Web design business, PulsePoint Designs.

I haven't personally met Kelli, but our similar work crosses paths from time to time as we strive to serve in the same industry and bring blessings to the authors we love. Just learning so much about her recently makes me amazed at her tenacity and devotion. We're the same age, and yet I find myself feeling awed by all that's she's accomplished in her service.

What few know is that Kelli suffers from a back injury and is in need of urgent surgery to prevent the injury and pain from becoming permanent.

To read her story, follow the links below from top to bottom.

For additional reading, check out:

As stated in Kelli's last blog entry, Better to Give Than Receive, Kelli's literary agent, Janet Kobobel Grant, has started a huge fundraising drive to help Kelli get the surgery she desperately needs. Here is what Janet writes:

Word has come of an anonymous matching grant of $10,000 for all monies raised on Kelli's behalf by November 15. If you would like to contribute, you are welcome to send checks made out to me, Janet Grant, at my address. I will collect the monies, apply the matching grant and give Kelli one check.

Books & Such Literary Agency
52 Mission Circle, Suite 122, PMB 170
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5370

PayPal contributions are now also accepted. Please send PayPal payments to Please put "For Kelli" in the subject line.

If you have just $5 or $20 to spare, please consider donating to this fundraiser. Kellie has given for years to help so many in the writing industry and those who love reading. Let's team up to help her now in her time of need.

Feel free to post this on your own blog or web space and forward it to anyone you feel might be interested. The reading/book world is vast. Surely, we can find enough to raise $10K by the 15th. That's one week from today. God created the world in that much time! $10K should be nothing for those of us who love Him. :)

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