some of our Forum friends know that five years ago today we lost Alex, our daughter and only child, to a Massive Pulmonary Embolism caused by her use of birth control pills. In the aftermath, we established a Foundation (www.alexrowanfoundation.org or on FB @alexrowanfound) that focuses on writing-related internships and awards, plus awareness-raising work via our partnership with the National Blood Clot Alliance. So far, almost fifty interns have benefitted and over a dozen prizes have been awarded. Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of women have been reached via our social media outlets. About 2,000 women die from Hormonal birth control usage each year in the US alone, so this is important work. As part of my continuing efforts with the Foundation I've written a biography of Alex that will be published in January; a lot of it is in her own words, and several of her short stories are included. I'm not asking for donations, (although I know that some of you have been ridiculously generous already), but am actually seeking help: This is my first book and I'm totally new to publicizing such a thing. Knowing that some of our Group is in media and related professions, I'm looking for help. Please feel free to pm me if you've any thoughts or ideas on how to maximize publicity associated with the book's publication. Thanks in advance, all input gratefully received.
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