Water and fire both elements our ruin do conspire.

Just over a year ago my entire house flooded, so my heart goes out to Marianne Mancusi whose house burned to the ground when it was struck by lightening — she was at the RWA Conference in Reno at the time.

Mancusi fireLuckily her dog survived since it was staying with a friend. Members of RWA, and anyone for that matter, are donating books and gift certificates to help rebuild Marianne’s library and her life.

You can read more about how to help Marianne at Barbara Ferrer’s blog or through the Literary Chicks web site. Or, you could just purchase Mancusi’s book A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court and help her income that way.

(Quote above is by John Cleveland.)