Archive for February, 2009

A Pacesetter Reader

Last year some of our readers asked for a Pacesetter Reader. Well, have we got a Pacesetter Reader for you in 2009!

Michelle Buonfiglio of Romance B(u)y the Book has graciously agreed to serve. She takes her reading seriously–see her post on the subject during our 2008 event.

Michelle Buonfiglio

Michelle Buonfiglio

Fair warning, I understand Michelle will be setting a really high goal!

Watch our site for more info and a Pacesetter Reader page coming soon!

Shhhh. Come a little closer and let me whisper in your ear–we also have a fantastic Pacesetter Author set to go. We’ll be making an announcement soon. For now, her identify is top secret.


February 20, 2009 at 3:49 am 5 comments

Happy Valentines Day

Want to show the love? Consider a contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It’s easy, just click on this link.

Don’t forget to hug your Valentine, your kids and everyone else you love.  Be thankful for another day of having your loved ones in your life.

February 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Amazing story

We all know Cystic Fibrosis is a terrible disease that shortens lives. Still, there are many signs of hope as we see young people living longer and doing things that folks with CF couldn’t hope to do a generation ago.

Here’s one such story of a man who has lived far longer than predicted at the time of his diagnosis. He’s not only alive at 37, but running marathons. Check out his amazing story.

Go ahead and donate to Mark’s Flying Pig efforts, but consider this a warm-up for Unleash Your Story coming later this year.

February 11, 2009 at 2:35 am

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!.

Questions? Check out our FAQs.

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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