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Have A Heart

When I set out to write The Gods of Asphalt it occurred to me that I would need to choose a town for the character of Sawyer to live in. Since I had already decided that Sawyer would be extremely tall, I thought the place he’d choose to call home should not be a metropolis, but a wide open town that possessed a classic, mid-western charm.

Call it luck or serendipity that on February 14, 2011 I discovered quite by accident the town of Valentine, Nebraska. Best known as “The Heart City,” Valentine participates in an annual re-mailing program where thousands of pieces of mail flow into the local United States Post Office so that they can be re-mailed with a special Valentine’s Day postmark and verse. The perfect town for a young man who renounces love to then find it, I thought.

Unfortunately Valentine did not escape the wildfires that have plagued the mid-west for the past few weeks. The devastation is wide-spread geographically as well as financially, with their losses reaching into the millions. Since Valentine and its surrounding areas are predominately agricultural, the devastation will be felt well into the future due to the loss of livestock and farming.

Below I have included information on how to make a donation if you choose to. As for my part, I have decided to donate all my proceeds from any Gods of Asphalt book sales for the next thirty days.

DONATIONS

THE GODS OF ASPHALT eBook at Amazon

THE GODS OF ASPHALT Paperback

VALENTINE FACEBOOK PAGE

WILDFIRES IN NEBRASKA

 

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12 responses

  1. That’s a wonderful thing you’re doing, HE.
    I’ll be glad to donate.

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    July 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    • You are as awesome as you are handsome, El Guapo. Thanks. :)

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      July 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

  2. Just when I thought you couldn’t be any more awesome than you already were- geez!

    I already read my E-copy, but I will gladly buy a paperback for this! Now, how do I get my ‘real’ book signed by the author?

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    July 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    • I think in the long run what would be best/cheapest would be for me to send you a signed copy and then you can make a donation to Valentine’s fund for any amount you choose. How’s that sound?

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      July 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  3. You shot down the “get HR out on bail for slapping the dumb-shit kid he works with” fund for this??? Well played HE, well played..

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    July 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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  5. It’s been a nasty summer in the central and western U.S. Hotter than hell and never rains. Almost never–we got an inch of rain here last night for a grand total of an inch and a quarter for all of July. It’s either burning for real or the crops and lawns are all burning up. We’re really hoping for August to chill down just a little.

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    July 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    • I hope it clears up as well. Despite being a New Englander, I love the mid-west. I love how wide open it is. Sadly, that fact also makes it difficult to gain control of wildfires. Stay safe.

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      July 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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