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September 1, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Did you watch the Olympics? All those track races started with a bang–the starter gun. I’m pretty sure I would flinch and that gunshot would delay my start.

Here at Unleash Your Story we are starting more quietly. In fact, those of us in the U.S. are starting on a holiday. There are probably a bunch of folks barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers instead of writing, reading or raising money. Never mind–we can make up for that tomorrow.

You can see from the thermometer on our sidebar that we already have $580 in the bank. We probably have a bit more because that doesn’t include anything that came in over the weekend. We’re on track to hit our $10,000 goal. In fact, if we can bring in $500 per day for 30 days, we’ll exceed our goal by $5,000. No time to rest on our laurels–the race is on!

A reminder that each participant who raises $100 by next Sunday, September 7 will receive a signed book.

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

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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 & Noble.com’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind RomanceBuyTheBook.com (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

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