This afternoon I attended the local book launch for the Storm Country Anthology. We were able to present the Joplin School Librarians with a check for the first $3000 today! There is more coming as the books are selling well. The entire proceeds will be donated to the Joplin School Libraries to replace books and furniture blown away by the May tornado. There are many good things being done by good people in the Joplin area. This anthology is just one example of the giving. The entire works of stories, poems, editing, book cover, publishing, web site support, and the work to draw it all together were donated. Thanks to everyone who helped and to each person who buys a book!
Two Librarians from Joplin Elementary Schools
Geoffrey who was missing in the tornado and his friend Lynn who wrote about her joy at finding him again!
Rose reads from her poems in the Storm Country Anthology.
Deborah Marshall, President of Missouri Writers' Guild