author Lia Mack

Waiting for Paint to Dry...
  • My Goal:
  • $10,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $747
  • # of Donations:
  • 4
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Why I’m Donating $10,000 to RAINN.org… #waiting4paint2dry

I will raise $10,000 to help survivors of sexual assault by donating all my personal proceeds from the sales of my book WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY to RAINN.org - the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Be a RAINNmaker!

A national crisis hotline based out of D.C., every ten dollars donated to RAINN helps one survivor of sexual assault. I know how helpful RAINN can be. Years ago, I called them myself.

$10,000 seems like a huge number to aim for being a debut author, until you look at the statistics (from RAINN.org):

  • By the time they are 18 years of age, 1 in 4 women will become a victim of sexual assault.
  • There is an average of 293,000 instances (victims age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year.

Raising $10,000 will make a small drop in the bucket compared to the number of people hurting out there. But it’s a start. I’m one person, with one book. Yet this is something that I’m going to do.

And anyone who knows me knows I will do it. Tell me it’s impossible and I’ll prove you wrong.

$10,000. It’s a challenge and a goal.

And a promise.

Helping survivors heal has been my mission from the moment I started writing WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY. Taking my desire to become a published author and combining it with my goal to help empower and inspire survivors of sexual assault, I’ve written a damn good book. It’s inspirational as much as it’s honest. There are moments that will break your heart. And there are moments that will have you laughing out loud, as my main character uses humor – sometimes on purpose, sometimes on accident – to deal with the PTSD she suffers from since being raped.

Yes. The r word is just as hard to type as it is to read. Hence I used humor to help my readers move from point a to point be as they follow along with a mess of a person as she strives to find light at the end of the trauma tunnel.

waiting-for-paint-to-dry-by-lia-mack-trigger-alert-donate-to-RAINN

A page from the beginning of the book WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY

Sword of Trauma

Years ago, while looking for my own ways to heal myself from the trauma of rape, I found a unique healing course online by Angela Shelton. Angela Shelton, an award-winning writer/director, is a huge advocate and proponent of helping survivors “live happily ever after, no matter what you’ve been through!

When I started writing WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY, I used my own sword of trauma to kick start the quest of my main character to reclaim inner peace, take back her life and stumble into love… What can I say. I’m a ceaseless cheerleader of the underdog and a hopeless romantic…

waiting-for-paint-to-dry-a-novel-by-lia-mack

She developed a 30-day healing course that not only helps you “remove your sword of trauma”, it also shows you ways in which you can “use your sword of trauma for good.” So I did. I wrote a contemporary women’s fiction novel with a dose of self-help in the beginning, an experimental edge with multiple climaxes, and empowerment at its heart.

Not Alone…

By the time they are 18 years of age, 1 in 4 women will become a victim of sexual assault.

Many remain silent and suffer alone. But they are not alone. And they do not deserve to suffer in silence.

RAINN is an organization I know and trust. Years ago, I used the RAINN hotline myself as a stepping stone in my own healing journey from sexual assault. Because of this, and RAINN’s fearful mission and continued service to victims of sexual assault, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds of my novel WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY.

As the nation’s leader in the fight against sexual assault, they’ve helped over 1.6 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.With your help, we will make a tremendous impact. Just think: ten dollars – the price of one lunch – will help one survivor to take the first step toward reclaiming their life.

Let’s be a part of their healing.

To purchase WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY and help support RAINN, purchase the bookanywhere books are sold. If you’d like to donate more to RAINN, you can do so here. Thanks!!

$10,000.

It’s a challenge and a goal.

And a promise. 


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in his or her lifetime. I think about the men, women and children I care about — and I’m driven to take action. RAINN has helped me realize that there’s something I can do — something we can all do, to affect change.

Sexual violence is a cause worth fighting for, and RAINN is an organization worth believing in. RAINN has helped more than 2 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) and they work every day to shine light on the issue, and to ensure justice for survivors.

With your help, however big or small, we will make an impact. Just $10, the price of one lunch, will help one survivor to take the first step toward reclaiming his or her life.

Please support me today and together, we can make a difference. 92¢ of every dollar will go directly to RAINN’s programs to help survivors, educate the public and improve sexual assault laws and policies.

Thank you for your support!

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Why I’m Donating $10,000 to RAINN.org… #waiting4paint2dry

I will raise $10,000 to help survivors of sexual assault by donating all my personal proceeds from the sales of my book WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY to RAINN.org - the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Be a RAINNmaker!

A national crisis hotline based out of D.C., every ten dollars donated to RAINN helps one survivor of sexual assault. I know how helpful RAINN can be. Years ago, I called them myself.

$10,000 seems like a huge number to aim for being a debut author, until you look at the statistics (from RAINN.org):

  • By the time they are 18 years of age, 1 in 4 women will become a victim of sexual assault.
  • There is an average of 293,000 instances (victims age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year.

Raising $10,000 will make a small drop in the bucket compared to the number of people hurting out there. But it’s a start. I’m one person, with one book. Yet this is something that I’m going to do.

And anyone who knows me knows I will do it. Tell me it’s impossible and I’ll prove you wrong.

$10,000. It’s a challenge and a goal.

And a promise.

Helping survivors heal has been my mission from the moment I started writing WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY. Taking my desire to become a published author and combining it with my goal to help empower and inspire survivors of sexual assault, I’ve written a damn good book. It’s inspirational as much as it’s honest. There are moments that will break your heart. And there are moments that will have you laughing out loud, as my main character uses humor – sometimes on purpose, sometimes on accident – to deal with the PTSD she suffers from since being raped.

Yes. The r word is just as hard to type as it is to read. Hence I used humor to help my readers move from point a to point be as they follow along with a mess of a person as she strives to find light at the end of the trauma tunnel.

waiting-for-paint-to-dry-by-lia-mack-trigger-alert-donate-to-RAINN

A page from the beginning of the book WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY

Sword of Trauma

Years ago, while looking for my own ways to heal myself from the trauma of rape, I found a unique healing course online by Angela Shelton. Angela Shelton, an award-winning writer/director, is a huge advocate and proponent of helping survivors “live happily ever after, no matter what you’ve been through!

When I started writing WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY, I used my own sword of trauma to kick start the quest of my main character to reclaim inner peace, take back her life and stumble into love… What can I say. I’m a ceaseless cheerleader of the underdog and a hopeless romantic…

waiting-for-paint-to-dry-a-novel-by-lia-mack

She developed a 30-day healing course that not only helps you “remove your sword of trauma”, it also shows you ways in which you can “use your sword of trauma for good.” So I did. I wrote a contemporary women’s fiction novel with a dose of self-help in the beginning, an experimental edge with multiple climaxes, and empowerment at its heart.

Not Alone…

By the time they are 18 years of age, 1 in 4 women will become a victim of sexual assault.

Many remain silent and suffer alone. But they are not alone. And they do not deserve to suffer in silence.

RAINN is an organization I know and trust. Years ago, I used the RAINN hotline myself as a stepping stone in my own healing journey from sexual assault. Because of this, and RAINN’s fearful mission and continued service to victims of sexual assault, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds of my novel WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY.

As the nation’s leader in the fight against sexual assault, they’ve helped over 1.6 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.With your help, we will make a tremendous impact. Just think: ten dollars – the price of one lunch – will help one survivor to take the first step toward reclaiming their life.

Let’s be a part of their healing.

To purchase WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY and help support RAINN, purchase the bookanywhere books are sold. If you’d like to donate more to RAINN, you can do so here. Thanks!!

$10,000.

It’s a challenge and a goal.

And a promise. 


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in his or her lifetime. I think about the men, women and children I care about — and I’m driven to take action. RAINN has helped me realize that there’s something I can do — something we can all do, to affect change.

Sexual violence is a cause worth fighting for, and RAINN is an organization worth believing in. RAINN has helped more than 2 million survivors through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) and they work every day to shine light on the issue, and to ensure justice for survivors.

With your help, however big or small, we will make an impact. Just $10, the price of one lunch, will help one survivor to take the first step toward reclaiming his or her life.

Please support me today and together, we can make a difference. 92¢ of every dollar will go directly to RAINN’s programs to help survivors, educate the public and improve sexual assault laws and policies.

Thank you for your support!

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