Recently Briony Stewart, one of my best friends, had her hotel apartment ransacked while she was sleeping. On the upside she didn’t wake up while the intruder stole all her belongings of value (laptop, phone, makeup, wedding rings…) so there was no confrontation and she wasn’t hurt.
On the downside she’s been severely shaken up (as they broke into a secure room in the hotel) and has lost more than $6,000 worth of equipment and valuables. Saddest of all her wedding rings, only a few months away from the 1st year anniversary.
Briony is a writer, artist and a sweetheart. She was on a writing residency when the theft occurred and wasn’t covered by her home and contents insurance (as like many others, she hadn’t gotten travel insurance for a national trip) and although it’s only money, it’s a lot of money.
Briony will get through this, but I know that a little help from friends (and friends of friends) can make a big difference. So I thought maybe you might like to buy one of her books.
That way you get something, Briony gets something and maybe one of your nieces, nephews or neighbours gets something (a great book, it’s won awards and everything). Or you can just add to your own collection. It’s written for 8 – 12 year olds, but can be enjoyed by anyone as the writing is sweet and funny.
It’s very good. I’ve read it a few times, and there is a second one out now too.
If you want to buy straight away you can get it online here.
If you’d like to get it direct from Briony (I think she makes more money that way) and have it signed then you can find her blog here and her contact details below.
Her email is briony.stewart (at) hotmail.com
(I can’t write the full address here because spammers will pick it up.)
Or if you just want to pass this message on that will help too 🙂
Thanks a bunch.