Saturday, February 09, 2008

James Reasoner Update

I'm moving this up as a reminder, and maybe some of you missed it earlier. If you want to send books or money to James, here's how.

Longtime Western writer and WWA member James Reasoner and wife Livia lost their house and studio, and all their belongings, in a fire earlier this week. They're OK, as are their dogs and children, but got out with only their clothes they were wearing. Books, pulps, comics, everything else, gone. "This is totally overwhelming," James says.


To help the family, Western Writers of America and Kensington Books have agreed to make sizable contributions and ask anyone who would also like to contribute to send cash donations to the WWA Executive Director's office in Albuquerque, N.M. Make the check out to Western Writers of America and put in the memo that the money is for the James Reasoner Emergency Fund.

Checks should be mailed to:
WWA
MSC06 3770
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Since James and Livia also lost their sizable library, donations are also being sought to help restock their bookcases whenever they have a new home. Kim Lionetti, Livia's agent at BookEnds, has generously agreed to accept any BOOK donations and keep them until the Reasoners have a place to put them. Books should be sent to:
Kim Lionetti
BookEnds Inc.
136 Long Hill Road
Gillette, NJ 07933

Our thoughts and prayers are with James, Livia and family during this trying time. Thanks for your help.

Johnny D. Boggs
WWA Vice President

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:22 AM

    This is Andrew Proctor, Director of the PEN Writers' Fund. Our fund helps professional published writers in crisis and also hosts an online directory of emergency resources. Please let them know we are here to help! An application form and detailed info is availble on the site: www.pen.org/writersfund

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  2. This is Noreen Tomassi, director of the Mercntile Library Center for Fiction. We would like to help them rebuild their library. I can be reached at 212-755-6710.

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  3. lindsey10:30 AM

    I don't have any groovy horror books to contribute, but i did just stumble across an abandoned old school book store full of old text books and other such interesting little gems just wasting away in a basement, huddled in corners trying to run from the water damage. Next time i don my hard hat and flashlight i'll retrieve some i think james reasoner and his wife could use.

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