LGBT Fundraising Page

I have a serious proposition for you:

PA cover bar 200ppiI am a hematopathologist by trade, a laboratory physician dealing with diagnosis of diseases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, such as leukemia and lymphoma.  I have tried to balance my work with creative endeavors, most recently by taking up creative writing since 2009.  I self-published my first novel in 2011, and have continued to produce literary works relating to science fiction and fantasy with LGBT characters/protagonists.

I honestly don’t need the money.  I just want to tell the stories that bubble up inside my heart, and share them with others of like mind.  After much internal debate, I have decided to try an experiment:  For the next six months (1 JUN 2017 – 31 DEC 2017), I am going to set the purchase price of my entire first series of books, the Pact Arcanum Saga (Sunset, Cathedral of the Sky, Sunrise, Moonlight, Starlight), to absolutely free.

Yes, free.  (Author’s Note: Amazon moves at its own pace, so I can’t guarantee the price will go down there.  As a compromise, I’ve dropped the Amazon prices on the PA books to $0.99 USD.)

But in lieu of payment, I have a favor to ask.

My father once told me that to truly belong to a country, you must either defend the borders, or cultivate the soil.  The LGBT community is not a country with borders, but it does have enemies, sometimes among those closest to home and dearest to our hearts.  I ask that you give back to the LGBT community, if not to me personally.  Consider this my attempt to defend and cultivate this community in need, starting with my own backyard.

I have listed a number of Canadian LGBT charities on this page via CanadaHelps.org:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/pact-arcanum-books-for-lgbt-fundraising/

Please donate the cost that you would have paid for these books to one or more of your choice, to pay it forward to the people of the LGBT community that need your assistance.

There is so much pain and suffering in this world.  Take this one small step to help make it stop.

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin, M.D.

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