Thursday, November 10, 2016

Party for a Cause by Shanna Hatfield

As a writer, sometimes the research I delve into for my stories takes me places I never envisioned and provides the opportunity to meet some incredible people.

Back in 2013, I was researching details for The Christmas Cowboy, the first book in my Rodeo Romance series. I wanted to know how much medical care an injured cowboy would receive at a rodeo versus going to the hospital.
In the story, the hero is a saddle bronc rider named Tate who sustains an injury at a rodeo. In an attempt to get my facts straight for the story, I reached out to the Justin Sportsmedicine Team®. Through mobile medical centers, they provide care at more than 125 PRCA rodeos annually. Their responses to my questions were extremely helpful and I was so impressed with them, I wanted to do a little something in return.
So I launched a campaign to donate a portion of my book sales to the JCCF during the month of December.
Last year, I included the month of November to my promotion, giving two months to raise donations for JCCF.
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Help a Cowboy, Read a Book!

JCCF logoNovember 1 through December 24,  ten percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. Every book purchased during this promotional period adds to the donation total. Don’t forget to include books on your Christmas lists!

If you enjoy rodeos and the cowboys who make them possible, I hope you’ll take a look at the JCCF. It’s a great organization that really does make a difference when these cowboys are injured.
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To kick off my campaign and celebrate the upcoming holiday season, I’m hosting the 3rd annual Cowboys and Christmas Party on Facebook today! (Nov. 10. ) Come join in the shenanigans, prize drawings, giveaways and fun! 
You might even see a few familiar faces from Sweet Romance Reads among the guest hosts!
And even if you can't make the party, you can still get in on this giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter here!
 USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way." 
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

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  1. Wonderful event, Shanna, and very worthwhile cause! And so generous of you!

    1. Thank you, Josie! The JCCF is an amazing organization.

  2. great charity cause - cannot wait for the party!!

  3. What a great cause. This is the first time I've ever heard the term "rodeo athlete". I'll definitely stop by at the party.