I have been waiting for the Amazon check to arrive to be able to write out checks to the organizations that I will be donating 30% (10% each) of books sales to, and it finally came. I’m sure most people would wait a whole year, but I’ve been chomping at the bit to give the money because it would make me feel good to help out where I can.
October the 4th 2012 is the monthly PFLAG Bakersfield meeting, and Audrey Chavez who runs Ricky’s Retreat, the Bakersfield AIDS Project is going to be one of the guest speakers, the other is Robert Petersen who is PFLAG Bakersfield’s Vice President, so I will take that opportunity to give them each my first donation. I will have to mail the check to the Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield.
Book sales haven’t been as great as it was in the beginning when I first published it, so I’m not sure when I will be able to make another donation. I really feel bad about that, but I have basically no advertising money; it’s all word of mouth. I’m sure if I will ever be able to make another donation from book sales, it will probably be next year in October as well. I hope they will be bigger checks than these are.