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£685raised of £500 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £685 to help the family of my author friend Tommy Donbavand, who has weeks to live.

    Funded on Thursday, 13th June 2019

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    Would you like your child to be written in as a cameo in my next novel? Or have the whole book dedicated to them? This is what I am offering as an incentive to gather donations for my author friend Tommy Donbavand.

    You can see Tommy in the group shot of a bunch of new authors (I'm leaning on his shoulder - he's the roly-poly chap in white trying to look fierce).

    We all met over a decade ago and created a support group and blog called Trapped By Monsters. We've continued to support each other even though these days, we're all too busy to run the blog. So it's ghastly to realise our friend, who is in the final stages of a long, hard battle with cancer is suffering terribly over the future of his wife and their two sons. He's fought on with incredible bravery. Only last week he was writing another comic strip story for the Beano. I'd really like to chuck a six figure sum at him to help him find some solace before he departs this world and goes on to the next big adventure - but in common with many authors, I don't earn nearly as much as people think.

    What I CAN do is write someone you love into a story - albeit fleetingly - or dedicate a book to them. At present, this will be the fifth book in my NIGHT series with Oxford University Press, due to be published in the spring of 2020. Here's the first in the series... all the covers are equally gorgeous. There's a trailer you can look at on www.alisparkes.com.

    Please donate what you can... and I will do a filmed and posted names out of the hat ceremony at the end of this appeal.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Ali Sparkes (aka Alison Tilley)

    x

    PS. DON'T FORGET to include your name, so I can use it in the draw for the cameo or the dedication. :)

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    • Alison Tilley4 months ago
      Alison Tilley

      Alison Tilley

      4 months ago

      Once again, thank you to everyone who helped raise more than £500 for Tommy. I am about to pick names from a hat - the winning name will then be a minor or cameo character in my Night Forever book; the last of my Night series with Oxford Children's Books, out in spring 2020. Please let me know if you want a name in the hat. I'd be most grateful if you could message me on FB or email ali@alisparkes.com and say either: Thanks, but no name or Yes please - the name is.... Thank you Ali

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    • Alison Tilley5 months ago
      Alison Tilley

      Alison Tilley

      5 months ago

      ...and I will be pulling names from the hat soon to determine who wins the cameo in the book and who gets a dedication. Just about to hit a two week frenzy of author events around World Book Day, from Romford to Wimborne to Aberdeen to Oxford. So forgive me if it doesn't happen until mid March. :) If you're not sure I have your name for the draw please private message me on Facebook or email ali@alisparkes.com.

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    • Alison Tilley5 months ago
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      5 months ago
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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 1, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2019

      Good luck to Tommy. LizB

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 20, 2019

    • Ian Billings

      Ian Billings

      Feb 20, 2019

      £10.00

    • Nicola Jackson

      Nicola Jackson

      Feb 18, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 17, 2019

      £11.00

    • Georgia Walters

      Georgia Walters

      Feb 17, 2019

      £10.00

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