Most of my readers know that I belong to the amazing writing group Writers, Poets, and Deviants. We publish themed anthologies with the fund going to MS charities. We also support and mentor fellow writers. Our goal is to be supportive and celebrate the success of all of our writers, providing a hate free, negativity free, and safe writing community.
None of this would have been possible without writer and my friend Mandy White. Mandy gives us all moral support, makes us laugh, give expert advice on publishing and writing, edits our books, coordinates all of the anthologies, runs our publishing group, and keeps us going in so many ways – all without pay. She is not only a phenomenal horror writer, but a phenomenal human.
Now Mandy need our help. Please see the message below, check the link, and help if you can.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
My name is Mandy, and my dogs, Sam and Roscoe, mean everything to me.
I’ve recently found myself in a desperate position. My rental place was sold and now I need to move. Here in British Columbia there is a housing crisis. Availability of rental homes is nearly zero. It’s next to impossible to find a rental where I live, for any price. Add the fact that I have dogs, one of them large, and my chances go into negative numbers. I face the possibility of becoming homeless, likely in the middle of winter, if I don’t act now and secure a new home where my dogs are welcome. Rehoming my dogs is not an option. I won’t even consider it. My dogs are like my children; where I go, they go. Anyone who has ever rented with pets knows the struggle I am facing.
Fortunately, I have found an ideal place in the country, where my dogs will have plenty of space to run and play. The rent is very reasonable, and I cannot let this opportunity slip away. I have been promised the place, but need to pay the deposits as soon as possible to secure it.
The problem is, our new home is about 200 kilometers away from where I currently live and work. It’s a huge move; it means walking away from the stable job I have here, and starting fresh in another town. I have already lined up a new job, but it doesn’t start until mid-October.
I just need to get there somehow. I’ve done the math and there’s no way I will earn the amount I need to pull off this move between now and October 1, but it has to be done…somehow. Desperation is setting in.
We will be fine once we get settled and I start my new job, but the transition in between is going to be a struggle. There will be a gap between paydays while I am between jobs. I have a responsibility to provide my dogs with the best life possible and I will stop at nothing to live up to that responsibility, even if it means asking for help.