Archive for April, 2008

Spread the word

Wondering how you can help now?

We need help spreading the word about Unleash Your Story. Tell all of your reading or writing friends about our events. Include a link to this site on your blog or website.

Help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.


April 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm

RT Convention

If you’ve just returned from the RT convention and you’re checking out our website for the first time, welcome!

Feel free to browse around. We are still building our site, but we’re excited about the possibilities this event has for bringing us closer to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Whether you’re an author or a reader, you can help. The idea is simple. You can work alone or with a team to set a writing or reading goal for the month of September 2008. We’ll give you a button for your website or blog so that your supporters (readers, friends, family or anyone else) can click through to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website and make a donation in honor of you or your team. If you don’t have a blog or website, we’ll set up a link for you here.

Challenge your friends to read more, write more or raise more!  To make the event more fun, we’ll have special prizes. Check back here for more information coming soon. Or e-mail: and we’ll send you information as it becomes available.

Thanks for your support!

April 23, 2008 at 5:09 am

New England Conference?

If you met one of us at the New England Chapter RWA Conference–thanks for stopping by. As you can see, our website is still under construction, but our About page will give you the basics of how our event will work. The CF page has some basic facts about Cystic Fibrosis, as well as link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the charity that will receive 100% of all donations from our event.

If you’re interested in registering for the event, or finding out more, you can e-mail us at Or feel free to ask questions by posting a comment here.

Thanks for visiting!

April 14, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Welcome to Unleash Your Story

Our site is still under construction, but you’re welcome to browse around and see what we have so far.

We’re determined to help writers and readers unleash their stories, but we have a story to unleash as well. Our story is about Cystic Fibrosis. A diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis is life-altering for the whole family. A mother of a young child with CF once told me that she faces the reality that her child is dying each day.

Of course, at some level we all are. But it’s different for someone with CF for whom a cold or the flu is major health threat. Life is better for someone with CF now than it was 50 years ago. Thanks to research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation–treatments are getting better all the time. But families dealing CF still live on a tight rope, balancing living a normal life with protecting their children from the dangers associated with school, parties and other activities.

So, the real story we want to unleash is the cure for CF. It will have a scene near the end where a doctor is visiting with new parents. She’ll say something like this:

“Congratulations, your baby is healthy, except for a small problem called Cystic Fibrosis. But that’s nothing to worry about–we have a cure.”

April 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Donate now!

Support for your fellow readers and writers while you help fight cystic fibrosis! It's easy to donate online. Thanks in advance for your support!

How we’re doing…

In 2008, Unleash Your Story raised $11,366 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our 2009 goal is $23,000. Dollars Raised
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What is Unleash Your Story?

A combined read-a-thon and write-a-thon that challenges readers, writers and published authors to unleash their stories and make a difference.

Our 2009 goal is to raise $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. Register now!.

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Pacesetter Author

Lori Wilde is our 2009 Pacesetter Author.

Lori has sold 47 books to 4 major New York publishers--5 books coming out in 2009. She's prolific and dedicated to writing regularly to keep up with all those deadlines!

Lori promises to set a sizzling pace for all our writers to follow! Her goal for the event is 60,000 words!

To learn more about Lori, visit her Pacesetter Page

Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

We are proud to have Michelle Buonfiglio as our 2009 Pacesetter Reader.

Michelle hosts Barnes &’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life -- and, of course, romance novels

Michelle's goals are to read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words in her blogs and comments.

To learn more about Michelle, visit her Pacesetter Page