Friday, February 22, 2013

For the Corn Family...

I'm still in tears as I type this, so please bear with me. A fellow author, Nichole Chase sent out a call a couple of days ago. I try to help other authors out as much as time allows, and I wasn't busy at the moment so I answered. I thought, okay it's probably a cover reveal or something along those lines... I was wrong. 
Last night, she sent some of us a message letting us know what was going on and believe me, it's heartbreaking. Here is what happened...
On the night of February 10th, 2013, Matthew Corn passed away in a tragic accident. It’s impossible to sum up the life and vibrant personality of one person in a few short sentences. To say Matt will be missed is an understatement of gross proportions. He was a loving husband and devoted father, quick to give his family everything they needed and more. Matt moved from Pittsburgh to Savannah with his wife, Daniele, to work at Gulfstream. Here they had three children: Ben, 5, Andrew, 2, and Lily, 1. He was a hard worker; always giving one hundred and ten percent to his job, but never missed the chance to joke. He was known for being obsessively organized and neat. If you wanted to see him panic, all you had to do was move his tools out of order or get his jeep dirty. Matt was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan and Pittsburg Penguins fan, more than willing to go nose to nose for his favorite teams. He loved the outdoors and off-road ramp competitions. He spent time fishing and hunting with his children, eager to instill his love of nature. His friends knew him as a person that would drop everything if you needed help.
Now, it’s our turn to help. With the generous donations of these wonderful authors, we hope to raise money for the Corn Family to help with medical and living expenses. His loss has left a hole in the hearts of his family and friends that will never be filled, but it is our sincere wish that this auction will ease some of the burdens they face. 

EL James
Tracey Garvis-Graves
Tina Reber
Colleen Hoover
Liz Reinhardt
Samantha Young
Michelle Leighton
Georgia Cates
KA Tucker
Sarah Ross
Tiffany King
Jessica Park
Angie Stanton
Steph Campbell
Elizabeth Hunter
Heather Hildenbrand
Addison Moore
Fisher Amelie
Shelly Crane
Stephanie Nelson
Coutney Cole
Lila Felix
Teresa Mummert
Kendall Grey
Shannon Delany
Rebecca Donovan
Michele Scott
Tammara Webber
Jamie McGuire
Abbi Glines
Elizabeth Reyes
Nichole Chase
Jilliam Dodd
Dina Silver

The auction will run online from February 22 until March 15.


If you would like to browse the selections ahead of time, check out the website:

If you would like to donate without going through the auction
process, click here for the paypal button for the Corn Family Fund.

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