Vera Nazarian needs a hand!

You may or may not have heard of Vera Nazarian.  She is the founder of Norilana books, a little publishing house that has given many new writers a hand up.  It would be worth helping Vera if the only thing we wanted to do was keep Norilana books afloat.  However, there is a lot more to the story.

http://community.livejournal.com/helpvera/751.html

That links takes you to a detailed retelling of all she has been through, and all she has accomplished despite those obstacles.  Here’s the basic summary from that site: 

 "Vera Nazarian of Norilana books is facing foreclosure due to a series of truly unfortunate events (a fradulent lawsuit, mother’s illness, father’s death and sub-prime mortgage.) We hope to raise $11,229.72 to help Vera save her house."

Now, you can just send a couple bucks straight there and that would help. But there are other easy ways to help, too.

Go to Norilana Books http://www.norilana.com/  and do some Christmas shopping. Or Winter shopping or any other holiday you celebrate. Just buy one for yourself!  You deseve a good book, don’t you?

But if nothing there seems quite right for the preschool child on your list, use the Amazon portal there to do your Amazon shopping.  Most of you probably know that Amazon’s gives a small fee back to the websites  that serve as entry portals. Costs you nothing, but helps Vera a bit.

Many hands make light work.  Help save a home, please.

Robin Hobb

One Response to Vera Nazarian needs a hand!

  1. Update on Vera Nazarian

    Thank you to everyone who responded to this or to other posts elsewhere.

    The money to cover the house has been raised.

    Any additional funds that come in will be applied to fixing the sewer, settling medical bills, etc.

    So, if you intended to donate but didn’t yet, or if your check is still in the mail, fear not. The money will help Vera all the same.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Robin Hobb