Archive for October, 2008

Meet Jeff Rivera

Debut author, Jeff Rivera successful self-published book, Forever My Lady has just been released in Mass Market paperback by Grand Central Publishing. Read our interview with Jeff and leave us a comment. One randomly drawn commenter will receive a free copy of Jeff Rivera’s Forever My Lady.


Continue Reading October 29, 2008 at 10:56 pm 2 comments

Coming up

We have the final report from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation we’ve raised a total of $11,366. Thanks to all of you for your support. Now that we have the final report we will be tallying everyone’s efforts and announcing prizes. So–watch your inbox for our announcement.

As we make our plans for next year’s event, we will continue to blog in this space. Watch for more blogs about writing, reading and news about Cystic Fibrosis research. As a special feature we will be have occasional book give-aways from authors. Our first interview and book give away will be Thursday October 30. We will be featuring author Jeff Rivera . For a chance to win a copy of Jeff’s book, Forever My Lady, just comment on Jeff’s interview Thursday. We will pick a random commenter to receive the book.

October 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm


Thanks everyone for waiting patiently for prizes to be announced. This is just a reminder that we are waiting until October 15 for all donations to clear. CFF will be sending us a final report on the 15th and we should be able to tally and announce prizes within a few days after than.

In the meantime we here at Unleash Your Story are catching up on our writing. We’ve been a bit slow to tally the reading and writing you’ve sent in, but we will have that shortly. I can tell you right now that between us we’ve written a whole shelf of novels and read piles of books!

Thanks to everyone for your support!!!

October 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm

We did it!!

Thanks to everyone who participated, donated and helped get the word out!! We are officially over our $10,000 goal!!

There are donations still rolling in, so we won’t have a final tally for a while. But we do know that we have met our goal. We will wait until October 15 for final totals to come in. At that time we will be awarding prizes to participants–so watch your inbox for that prize announcement.

Missed your chance to participate? Come back next year or click here to donate now!

October 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm 3 comments

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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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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