Please help, if you can.

A terrible thing has happened to one of the best people I know. Tee Morris, author, podcaster and all around great guy woke up this morning with a huge hole in his life. His wife died, leaving him a widow, and the single parent to a young daughter. I cannot imagine what he is feeling right now, and I wish I could do more for him, but what I can do is blog and let other people know how to help.

Philippa Ballantine, who is Tee’s frequent collaborator, has created a Chipin account for Tee. The funds raised will go to help Tee with current expenses, with any leftovers going into a fund for Tee’s daughter.

Tee has spent the last several years being a cornerstone, if not the keystone for the podiobooks community. He has helped hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years. Right now, he can use our support. I know times are tough right now, but if you can, please help Tee.

Double Trouble

Double TroubleTee Morris and Philippa Ballantine are astonishing authors, amazing podcasters and entertaining marketers. They have an entire world built around the release of their next books, The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant by¬† Tee, and Digital Magic by Philippa. Make sure you are on on 08.08.08 to order these books, and make history!

As part of thier promotional campaign, they are BOTH releasing these books as free PDF downloads, the entire novel, not the first few chapters, not a synopsis, but the entire novels. For free. Right now.

Click here for the Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant.

Now, click here for Digital Magic.

You may ask youself, why are these authors giving away thier books for free? It doesn’t make sense. Well, very little that Tee does actually makes sense, but it this case, it’s perfectly reasonable. More and more authors are discovering the benefit of allowing readers to sample thier wares before making a purchase. Even Neil Gaiman saw an increase in his sales after releasing a free digital version of his novel American Gods. Publishing is changing. These authors, along with people like Cory Doctorow, Scott Sigler and others, are helping to bring the industry into the digital age. And that is the true magic.