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Author donates to Haiti relief

Posted January 25, 2010

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— A Raleigh-raised author is donating a portion of the proceeds from her latest novel to the relief effort in Haiti.

Adele Lassiter's "Burden of Proof," a thriller about a biological attack and cover-up in the U.S., is on sale at Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books & Music, at 3522 Wade Ave., and other local stores.

Lassiter pledged to give $1 from the sale of each copy to the American Red Cross to be used for recovery and rebuilding in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. She hopes to raise $1,000.

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  • BubbaDuke Jan 26, 2010

    A great way to sell your book. The author probably only earns $1.00 on each book sold, but if it starts selling, this could drive the book up the best-sellers list. Most authors earn less than six figures - if they're lucky enough to get published. I see nothing wrong with taking what you have and using it to multiply your donations. It may not be about the donor, but when society starts taking generosity for granted, that's when we'll start seeing less of it.

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Jan 25, 2010

    So what? I donated too....why don't I have a newstory...this is not noteworthy. Plenty of people have donated and do so quite often, but they don't feel the need for the world to know. The donation is about those it is going to, not those it came from!