Novelist Tess Gerritsen has declared war on Alzheimer’s, trying to raise $25,000 for The Scripps Research Institute.
The disease took her father’s life, so Gerritsen has a powerful stake in the future of this research. Readers can donate for a chance to star in an upcoming novel by the thriller novelist. Check it out:
I’m declaring war on Alzheimer’s. This war can be won, and our fiercest warriors are scientists. They’re tantalizingly close to understanding the mechanisms of this disease, and how it can be prevented … Join me in the battle — and win a chance at a unique prize: to name a character in a Rizzoli & Isles novel! Won’t it be fun to see yourself (or someone you love) chatting with Jane and Maura on the page? You might be a hero, or you might be a villain — you never know!
In addition, novelist Joe Konrath has added some extra motivation for writers to help. You can donate for a chance to guest post on his popular blog.
If you donate $100 or more, you can write a guest blog for A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. This blog gets anywhere from 4k to 30k hits per day. I will also tweet your blog post to my 11,000 Twitter followers. Just forward me your donation email with the subject GUEST BLOG FOR TESS and we’ll set up a date to run your blog post.