Saturday, August 13, 2011

Laughter Best Medicine in Romance Community

When I heard that romance author Tessa Dare made a book trailer using nothing but her daughters' toys (, it was seemingly hilarious.

The video, no doubt, is entertaining, clever, and hysterical. I was laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. Watch it, you'll see.

But there was part of this funny fact that is not so funny. Dare didn't make this video just for the heck of it. Banks won it in an auction through an initiative called Operation Auction.

Operation Auction took place in late March of this year after the romance community received devastating news that one of their own had lost her husband in a brutal act of violence. Fatin Soufan is an active member of the romance community--a blogger, reviewer, administrator, and more for the site RR@H Novel Thoughts and Book Talk. She's done so much to support authors over the years and Operation Auction was the community's way to give back.

What a wonderful, heartbreaking, kind, and optimistic way to rally the troops. After all, they do say that laughter is the best medicine.

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