Kara Leonardo has been a supporter of the lesbian fiction community for many years. She has supported the authors and the readers in their pursuit of strengthening the literature and she belongs to many Yahoo groups and individual pages for authors, bloggers and the like.
On February 11, 2012, Kara and her
partner Stephanie Marvel were involved in a car accident, which
Stephanie unfortunately did not survive.
suffered numerous injuries and has been in a rehabilitation hospital
for many months, but she will be leaving there soon and needs help to
rebuild her life.
The lesbian fiction community has come
together to try and help Kara do this. Numerous authors have donated
items, including autographed books and the chance to be a character in a
book, that are being given away in an auction. Roselle Graskey and
Sharon Baughman have organized this campaign and set up a page at
www.caringforkara.wordpress.com where you can see what is available. If
you don't want to bid on anything, there is also a place where you can
make a contribution.
These are difficult economic times for
many people, but at least most of us are able to stand on our feet and
take care of ourselves. Now is when we need to remember those who
can't. 100% of the funds that are raised will go to Kara. If you can
help, it will be greatly appreciated.