Later today Tom Piccirilli -- one of the best crime writers working today -- will undergo surgery to remove a tennis ball sized tumor from his brain. As you can imagine, this surgery is very serious, and it won't be cheap. It's one of those sobering realities for writers, the fact not many have health insurance. Sure, some do through their spouses, or from writers' organizations, or they buy their own, but it's no secret the healthcare system in this country is broken, and if health insurance companies have their way, it's only going to get worse.
Anyway, please send up some prayers or positive thoughts to Tom today. And if you'd like to support him even more, consider buying one of his ebooks through Crossroads Press, who has announced that for at least the rest of the year, 100% of the sales from Tom’s digital books that they’ve published will go to him. Tom's a great writer and you can't go wrong with any of his books, though I do recommend A Lower Deep, which has always been one of my all-time favorites of Tom's work.
Or, even better, you can donate directly to Tom's medical fund via Indiegogo, which has helped to raise over $4,000 in just one day.
I already donated.
You should too.