Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tom Piccirilli

By Jay Stringer

Weddle mentioned this yesterday, and Brian Keene has been keeping us all updated on ways to help. The show of support from the writing community has already been amazing, but I wanted to put this information up here too.

Tom Piccirilli is one of the best writers working today, and more importantly he's one of the good guys. By now you've probably heard that he's had to undergo an operation to remove a brain tumor. Now, that tumor doesn't know who it's messing with, and Tom's going to come back better than ever. But in the meantime, there will be bills to pay both for him and his family.

This information is already up on a few other sites, but here's a list of places you can go to help out.

  1. In a fantastic gesture, Crossroads Press have announced that 100% of proceeds from sales on Tom's books between now and the end of the year will go straight to him. 
  2. In similar move, CZP have said that proceeds from Every Shallow Cut will also go direct to him.
  3. The family have set up a fundraiser via IndieGoGo and the funds go straight to them. The amount of support shown there is already amazing.
  4. You can also donate directly via paypal to Tom's sister-in-law here. This is also an important option, because these funds will help his wife Michelle with costs of living before the royalties and fundraisers kick in. 

There are plenty of ways you can help, and there are also plenty of great Piccirilli books you an buy. If you've already got them, howsabout buying one or two for someone else as a gift, so that he has new fans waiting for him when he recovers. 

1 comment:

EA said...

Thank you for posting this, Jay. Benoit Lelievre did an informative post over at Lit Reactor as well. Yesterday I bought a few Piccirilli titles, most notably CLOWN IN THE MOONLIGHT, and 100% of the profits will go right through to Tom. He's an excellent author and well worth the purchase price.