#amwriting, A Charity Publication to Benefit The Wayne Foundation

Good morning, you sexy bibliophiles!

TWO DAYS AND COUNTING UNTIL WE GO FULL TIME!!!!  Yesterday, I made a big announcement over on the Pure Textuality PR blog and today I’m sharing it here.


On June 7, 2016, Pure Textuality PR will play publisher once again, this time as we release #amwriting, a charity publication to benefit The Wayne Foundation.

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And now, we need YOU.


#amwriting will be a collection of letters written by authors to their fledgling-writer selves:

Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself?  Words of encouragement?  Words of advice?  Caution against certain pitfalls?  Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today? 

The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group.  The book is to provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art.  At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going.

100% of the net proceeds of #amwriting will go to benefit The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors.  The Wayne Foundation was co-founded by Kevin Smith, writer, director, podcastic guru, and (as I’m sure you’re all *very* sick of hearing by now) my artistic hero.

Would you like to contribute to #amwriting by writing yourself a letter???  All are welcome!!!!  The link to the commitment form is at the bottom of this post.  Please fill out that form to be added to the #amwriting mailing list (for deadline reminders only; see details below).

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Who is involved???

This list will be updated as authors commit.

J.M. Gregoire
Shakuita Johnson
Shannon Bell
Lexi Ostrow
Beth Dolgner
Sara Dobie Bauer
Brandy Dorsch
R.A. Mizer
M.L. Steinbrunn
Addison Kline
Cecilia London
Amy Joy Lutchen
Jess Haines
Leanna Renee Hieber
Jessica Cage
Crystal Dawn
A.D. Ellis
E.J. Stevens
C.L. Matthews
Cassia Brightmore
Kendall Grey
J. Nichole Parkins
C.L. Foster
T.L. Manning
Kasey Belle

(I’ll be updating the list in this post as more authors sign on.)

Details, Details, Details!

– All overhead costs such as cover art, formatting, proofing, and marketing will be paid for by Pure Textuality PR.

– All letters must be emailed to by May 16, 2016.

– A deadline reminder email will be sent out to all participating authors on 3/1, 4/1, 4/25, 5/9, and a final reminder on 5/16, the date they’re due.  Reminders will only go out to the authors who have NOT submitted their letter already.  Once you submit your letter, you’re removed from the reminder list.

– #amwriting will be available through all major ebook retailers and in print through Amazon and Createspace.

– 100% of all net proceeds will be donated to The Wayne Foundation.  Since Pure Textuality PR is paying for all overhead production costs, there will be nothing held out from the sales.


About The Wayne Foundation


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Mission Statement

The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children) DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States.

Vision Statement

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. We are dedicated to providing direct assistance to those victimized by exploitation.

Drop in Center

The Wayne Foundation operates the third drop in center in Florida recognized by the Department of Children and Family Services. It is located in Charlotte County Florida, and serves clients throughout Southwest Florida. Our target clientele are young women aged 13-25. Our DIC is equipped to provide daily services that include, but are not limited to: Food, New Clothing, Access to Shower, Media Center, Mental Health Assistance, SNAP/ Medicare Benefit sign-up/renewal, Family Counseling, Education Assistance, and Transportation To and From the Center.

Shelter Services

The Wayne Foundation continues to have the goal of providing shelter services to young women victimized by exploitation or trafficking. This is our primary long term objective.

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