I’ve been putting off writing this post, mostly because it is related to a friend who is suffering, and sometimes I can be like a child. If I don’t admit the suffering, it isn’t happening. But it is happening. As she has recently written about, the lovely and talented L.K. Madigan was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. And while I may want to run screaming “La la la la la la I can’t hear you!” into the wind, she is handling it with courage and grace.

Lisa and I met through the 2009 Debutantes, a group of writers who had their first YA or MG book coming out in 2009. For me, it was a support group. We are all family, and Lisa is one of our many hearts. When we heard about her diagnosis, we wanted to do something, and Cindy Pon came up with the idea of spreading the love.

Basically, we want to get the word out about Lisa and her books, Morris winner Flash Burnout and her new release The Mermaid’s Mirror. If you help to spread the love about her books, you will be entered to win one of forty sets of her books from the Debs.

So, blog, tweet, review, etc. and then go to this post and explain what you did and you will be entered.

And, as if that weren’t enough, her publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is stepping up to the plate with a giveaway just for libraries. Budgets are tight, library friends: an email can win you two free books!

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