Charity Drive, Audio, and other updates

I meant to have an update post sooner, but I had a family emergency come up over the weekend.  My brother was in a car crash last Friday and ended up being flown by helicopter to the hospital because of a head injury he received in the collision.  At first they feared they’d have to operate, but thankfully the bleeding in his brain stopped and they transferred him over to the ICU where they monitored him for a couple of days.

It was a scary experience seeing my younger brother lying there on a ventilator.  The hospital where they took him is nearly an hour from my home so I spent as much time as I could with him until he was out of danger.  Thankfully, he’s been released now and is recuperating.  If anyone messaged me in recent days I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I am trying to catch up.

Memorial Day charity drive

For those who read my previous post or caught my mention on Facebook, I participated in a charity drive for veteran charities late last month.  From May 22nd to the 29th any sales I received on Darkness Haunts (all formats), would go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  I didn’t meet my goal of $500, but did raise $302.54 between ebook and paperback sales.  For audio, I’m traditionally published and can’t get the numbers for a while so I kicked up the total amount to cover that.  Today I sent $400 to the Wounded Warrior Project as my donation from the fundraiser.  Thanks to everyone who either bought a copy or helped spread the word.  I really appreciate it.

Darkness Shatters audio coverDarkness Shatters audio release

For those who have been waiting for Darkness Shatters to come out in audio, it is available today.  You can pick up your copy wherever audiobooks are sold in either digital or CD format.  I’m including a few links below:




Tantor (only $4.99 as of this posting)


Stalked by Flames cover (promo)Stalked by Flames news

I plan to have the first three chapters posted by mid-June for you all to check out.  Stay tuned if you’re interested in trying the first book in my all-new dragon series.  If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can find out more details here.

5 thoughts on “Charity Drive, Audio, and other updates

  1. Laura Briggs

    I’m so sorry to read about your brother’s accident. Sending positive vibes for his full recovery.

  2. Vanessa C

    Hi Susan,
    I and my friend Cathy met you and Debra Dunbar at the RT convention. (We had a lot of great conversations at the bar on Tuesday night). I just wanted to check in and say Hi!!
    I hope that your brother recovers fully. My prayers and good vibes go out to you all. It was very nice to meet both of you, and I was just checking in when I read your post.

    1. Susan Illene Post author

      Hey Vanessa,

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s good to hear from you and it was nice meeting you at RT! I had a great time there and hope we run into each other again at a future convention 🙂

  3. Diane

    I hope your brother is feeling better and things are looking more positive. Always believe that the best will happen.


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