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Please note, I’m going to try to keep this message up here for a while, so for new posts, please look below.

Sharon Cullars, the author of Again and The Object of Love needs our help. Since losing her job, she has been unable to find another. As a result, Sharon is about to lose her home to foreclosure.

Any donation you can make to help out will be greatly appreciated. You can make a contribution via PayPal by stopping at CHIP IN: SHARON CULLARS.

If you’re not familiar with Sharon and would like to learn more about her and her work, you can visit her web site (Sharon Cullars) and blog (Sharon’s Muse).

It would be great if you guys could help spread the word, so please feel free to copy and paste this info onto your blog.

(If the widget doesn’t work, just click on the Chip In link)

Thanks muchly.

From Paz Edwards’ blog.


  • Thanks for posting this, Karen.


  • Bev Stephans
    January 1
    11:06 pm

    There should be other ways to contribute. I don’t have a PayPal account and don’t want one because of prior problems with said account. Has anyone looked into this?


  • Throwmearope
    January 2
    1:02 am

    I check with my patients all the time about what fields are not folding. If Sharon lives in the US, a good field that seems to hiring all the time is the apartment leasing business.

    Yep, all these nasty foreclosures seem to be good for apartment leasing agents. As my late lamented Momma used to say, “Every silver lining has its cloud.”


  • Karen I’m emailing you about this.



  • Bev, I think there maybe another way to help out pretty soon, I’ll give you a heads-up when I get more info.


  • Sorry Bev, I didn’t realize there were problems with PayPal. I just thought that would be the easiest way to put the money directly in her account. I don’t know of any other way to do that, but if you do, just let me know and I’ll set it up.

    If you like, just email me and I’ll give you my address so you can send a check that I’ll forward to Sharon. roslynholcomb@mac.com


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  • sallahdog
    January 3
    4:54 am

    If Sharon lives in the US, a good field that seems to hiring all the time is the apartment leasing business.

    As someone who is in that business, its a double edged sword… I have more and in some cases, better quality tenents. but I am also having to evict a tenant right now because he can’t pay the rent due to job loss… which makes me feel like crap, but the mortgage company wants its money whether or not someone is paying the rent..


  • A Writer
    January 3
    5:09 pm

    Has Sharon should considered teaching online classes? Rwa chapters are always looking for tutors. You get a flat fee with these but its a way of publicizing yourself. Tutors also run them without rwa chapter sponsorship via yahoo groups. If you charge $30 – $40 for a month (3 lessons per week) and get 10 people that is $400, if you get 30 that is $1200. This is usually more than going the chapter sponsored route. Aspiring Authors are always looking for good craft classes taught by published authors.


  • Anon76
    January 3
    8:25 pm

    Wow, I don’t know how I feel about this. And try as I might, I can’t find anymore words than that.


  • My heart goes out to her and so has some of my wallet. I know what it’s like not to have a job and unsure if you’re going to be able to afford next month’s rent. Thank goodness I’m in a better place now despite this floundering economy.

    A Writer has a great point about the online classes. Chapters are always looking for instructors. Another good place to think about teaching online classes is WritersUniv.com or WritersOnlineClasses.com.


  • Paz
    January 4
    12:28 am

    Thanks for passing the word along, Karen!

    Much love & Happy New Year!


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  • Michelle
    January 11
    2:15 am

    I’m planning on contributing.

    This brings up an issue — is it feasible or realistic for a person to expect to support herself as a writer? I mean, provided she actually got published, let’s say with Ellora’s Cave? Bottom line from writers, does anybody other than the big names make a living?

    I’m not asking people to disclose salaries, but to just help me know if I need to always count on 2 jobs.


  • Hi Michelle, it’s quite common place for authors to have jobs even when they’ve been writing and selling for a few years. I think the key is to have good consistent sales figures and a great backlist, unless you do a JK Rowling. Oh, unless of course you get on Oprah.


  • And that’s all assuming that your future books get contracted in the first place.


  • Michelle, I make a living writing.

    But you can’t count on that happening. It’s always good to have a back-up plan. Mine is nursing-I can always go back and already I pick up shifts here and there when money is tight.

    The best plain is not to count on making a living writing, but to hope for it, work for it…and when it happens, dance a little, be grateful…*G* and then keep on pushing yourself. 😉


  • Michelle
    January 11
    8:21 pm

    Thanks for the responses. I know it’s nothing to count on, but I just wanted to hear that there’s a glimmer of a chance. 🙂


  • karen donley
    February 20
    11:49 pm

    I love my family, but I need a new life.:)


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