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    Posted by Dennis McHaney over at Innercircle http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rehinnercircle/ and being passed on as
    requested. If you can help out in some way please do so.

    Thanks

    Terry
    Contribute to the Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund . Further details at http://www.rehupa.com


    >A couple of weeks ago, I e mailed Paul Herman and asked him if he'd
    > be interested in a booklet of some of the poetry that was scheduled
    > to be read at the Howard 100th Birthday Bash at The Black Dog
    > Tavern. He jumped on that like a vampire bat on a hemorrhaging
    > hemophiliac.
    >
    > I was working on that and trying to think of some other way I could
    > possibly help the folks in Cross Plains. Why just do a booklet?
    > Why not a benefit book for the Fire Relief Fund?
    >
    > The next day, I sent a message through the REHupa e mail group that
    > only got a couple of immediate responses. The first two guys to
    > jump up to contribute were Bill Cavalier and David Burton. Thanks,
    > guys, I appreciate the quick response.
    >
    > Then I e mailed a number of individuals. Glenn Lord, Don Herron,
    > Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet were quick to respond. A second e
    > mail to the REHupa group, this time chastising them for their
    > shyness about expanding the readership for their intense Howard
    > studies, brought in more of my old brothers into the project, and
    > after another week of private e mails, more have joined in, and I
    > have the beginnings of a terrific volume of articles and other
    > material on Robert E. Howard for the purpose of a benefit volume,
    > the profits going to the Fire Relief Fund for Cross Plains, Texas.
    >
    > Now that I know that there is sufficient support for this project, I
    > am announcing it to the internet public, in hopes of gaining more
    > support and more contributions. I am looking for articles,
    > bibliographic reference pieces, or other material related to Robert
    > E. Howard. This does not necessarily have to be new material. If
    > you have written something for an apa or a fanzine, something that
    > you feel deserves a wider readership, please consider having your
    > work included in this publication.
    >
    > I'm not interested in fan fiction or art. The book will be
    > illustrated, but probably not as liberally as most of the
    > publications I've done in the past.
    >
    > I know there are professional writers and artist in this internet
    > group. Your names would lend support and further credibility to
    > this project, and I sincerely hope you can find the time to
    > contribute to this worthy cause. All topics related to Howard are
    > welcome - comics, films, etc.
    >
    > If you are a contributor to any current Howard fanzine, small press
    > journal, or involved in any type of Howard research project, you
    > need to be in this book. Every corner of the Howard related world
    > should be represented.
    >
    > If any of you have reservations about involving yourself in a
    > project with ME, because of any personal issues, you should put that
    > aside. This is not about me or for me - it is about Robert E.
    > Howard and it is for Cross Plains.
    >
    > If you are not a writer, or an artist, if you just care about Cross
    > Plains, if you have ever gone to Howard Days at Cross Plains, but
    > you would still like to contribute, then you can do so in the Cross
    > Plains Memories Section of the Book. For that , I need quotes , a
    > few sentences or a couple of paragraphs, about what Cross Plains
    > means to you, how attending the festivities have affected you, etc.
    > That will be a really nice section, and will demonstrate to Cross
    > Plains just what we think of them, and how much we love visiting
    > there each year.
    >
    > Now for the Business end of this book. It will be available on line
    > in hardback and paperback from lulu.com. I will make arrangements
    > for some other direct mail order set-up for the book, possibly with
    > Project Pride in Cross Plains.
    >
    > All royalties, profits, etc. for this book will be paid into the
    > Paypal Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund set up by Bill Cavalier. Since
    > I will be donating all the pre-press production work for this book,
    > there will be no expenses or deductions from the sale price of the
    > book. Everything will go to Cross Plains.
    >
    > I am going to publicize this project as much as possible. It is a
    > worthy cause, and this is already shaping up to be a worthwhile
    > book, and I'm still adding to the contributors.
    >
    > If you are interested in being involved in this fund raising
    > project, please e mail me at my new address, dennishmch@inbox.com
    >
    > If you want to contribute to the Cross Plains Memories quotes
    > section, send your quotes to the same address, along with your real
    > name and city, so that you can get credit for it in the book.
    >
    > Unfortunately, I have a tight deadline for this project. I can't
    > wait for your contributions for six months. Cross Plains needs help
    > now! So, I need any material for this book around the middle of
    > February. If you want to contribute but have something that might
    > take longer, I can extend that deadline another week or so, but we
    > need to get the ball rolling on this.
    >
    > If you have any questions about this contact me at the e mail
    > address above or through the group.
    >
    > This is a great opportunity to show the people of Cross Plains what
    > great folks Howard fans are, and help out a very deserving community
    > that needs our help.
    >
    > Please circulate this plea for assistance with other email groups,
    > web discussion groups, etc.
    >
    > Dennis McHaney
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