Join Local Author Scott Nicolson to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

You may be familiar with High Country dad, Scott Nicholson’s name from his bylines in the Watauga Democrat or Mountain Times newspapers.  But behind the “newsman” persona is a world of creative fiction writing, and an entire library of Paranormal Thrillers penned by Scott.

Look a little deeper and you’ll find a close-knit family, consisting of Scott, his wife Lexie & daughter Goldbug, and his mother, a breast cancer survivor herself.

OCTOBERgirlsScott describes his effort here:

In honor of my mother, a breast cancer survivor, as well as my wife and daughter, all author proceeds from sales of [young adult paranormal romance] October Girls from Oct 25-Oct 31 will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I hope to raise $100, which isn’t much, but I’ve been very fortunate with success and I am grateful for it. This is my opportunity to share. CLICK HERE to read more.

Scott wrote October Girls under the pen name, L.C. Glazebrook, and the recommended age group is young adult/teen.  The book contains paranormal, yet comedic subject matter, and a great deal of adventure.

If many of us pitch in, we can help Scott reach his goal of $100, and then some!  Scott’s mother is an inspiration for anyone who has been tempted to give up!  This woman’s perseverance amazes me!  From a Tribute to the women in his life, which Scott posted at Ashley’s Bookshelf Blog,

My mother is a living example of persistence. She is not only a breast cancer survivor, she is a survivor in general. Overcoming extreme poverty as a child, she has since earned three college degrees, which isn’t that unusual except she got a couple of them after she was dead. A horrible car accident crushed her larynx, left her clinically dead for several minutes, and spawned dozens of surgeries. She has had a tracheotomy in her throat for 30 years.

Never one to sit around feeling sorry for herself, she finished her job of raising five boys, works as a physical therapist even though fibromyalgia and arthritis puts her in worse condition than many of her patients, and regularly flies around the country on church relief trips to help people whom she believes are worse off than she is. With that example, you can see why I never let a measly 800 rejection slips stop me from being a writer. I love you, Momma.

Here’s how to give:

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

  • Order October Girls here ($8.95 + $3.00 S&H), and even preview the first chapter. Scott will donate 100% of his proceeds to BCRF through October 31, 2010.
  • Donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Fund here. I’m gave $25 as a suggested donation, but any amount will help! If you donate, will you comment or email me ( with your amount, so I can pass it on to Scott as a total? I will NOT share your name or email, but just want to tally up the total so Scott knows how much of an impact he’s making.
  • Pass it on!! Share this article on Facebook or by email (please don’t spam), and encourage others to consider giving as well!