I’m going to put my money where my heart is. And I want to take the stories I write and put them to work. For every copy of Rasha’s Letter sold this year, I going to give $1 to a refugee family through Humanwire—an organization that connects people with specific refugee families, each of whom has a story and a specific need—such as medicine or schooling. (You can read their stories right here: http://www.humanwire.org.)
Rasha’s Letter is a time travel thriller and a love story between a Syrian refugee fleeing war with her infant son and a shapeshifting time-traveling hijabi defender of humanity from the twenty-fifth century. It’s a story about the yearning for home, for love, peace, and hope. I make $2 when a copy sells, and I want to take half of that and put it toward funding hope for real families (the rest will go to keeping food on the table for my family). Will you help me?
Millions of people have had their homes and dreams ripped away, have had to flee things you and I can barely imagine. It doesn’t take much to make a difference for one of those families or their children, as they build new lives. This is what so many of my stories are about, and I want to do what I can to help.
Spread the word. Enjoy a good read and help save lives. It is an easy thing you can do to make a difference, and you get a book out of it, too.
Don’t want a book? No problem—you can give directly to refugees through Humanwire here: http://www.humanwire.org