Oh goodness, when I ever make it back down under, just open your window to hear me shouting it from the rooftops!
When you have a chance, the backstory to how the book got started is on
the 'About' section of the book's Facebook Page. Here's that link:
...or simply search for The Biker Book for Charity.
The book was 'born' at the local children's hospital where I volunteer.
Christmas 2006 I pulled a volunteer shift for the annual H.O.G. Chapter
Toy Run. During the event, I had the honor of witnessing an interaction
between a sick little boy and a "biker dude" (as the kids called them).
That moment brought me to tears, and in the next moment I heard God
say: "Your next book is on bikers."
I replied: OK.
have interviewed 'regular' folks at several motorcycle rallies here in
the U.S. and many motorcycle riding celebrities and other famous folks.
Everyone is asked the same question: What is the meaning of life?
Part of the book's mission is to open the minds (and eye's) of
outsiders to "stop judging a book by its cover" when it comes to the
motorcycle community. I truly believe that when a person's mind is
opened, their heart also opens. With an open heart, a person begins to
look at "those people" differently/accurately. And with open eyes, a
person will now SEE a rider(s) on the road...saving a life.
WHEN this puppy is published, I will work to get sponsors for the book
so that I can donate books to motorcycle charity events. From there, the
charity Event is in full control, meaning: The Event receives the
books, sells the books, collects the money from the sales, and then
donates the money to its charity of choice.
In other words, my hands will never touch the money raised by a motorcycle charity Event.
My personal efforts in selling the book will direct those net proceeds to children's charities.
For now, my literary agent is shopping the book for a publisher, hence
why I live on social media building up the numbers in order to attract a
publisher. As you know in business, it's all about the numbers.
So sorry for being long-winded, but my passion for the book's Mission
is great. Hope I have provided you enough information for you to post.
Many thanks for your offer to help!
take care, Louise (the gal writing The Biker Book for Charity)