Yes, true. But November is a special month, and I wanted to jump in on the first for it. Why?
Well, it's my birthday this month!
Now, I'm fully grown and have a job and stuff. And since I'm all grown up and can make my own money, I don't really want birthday presents. I mean, you can get me a PS5 if you want, but I'd prefer you didn't.
Instead, as with last year, I'd love for you to help me make a difference in the world. I'd like to leave the world a little better than I left it. So, like last year, I would absolutely love it if you could buy a tree for my grove; my way of trying to help fix a punished earth and thanking Caledonia for the exceptional setting in the book I published two years ago - Daughters of Britain.
There are two ways you can help.
First, you could buy a copy of Daughters of Britain. Half of all royalties from the sale of the book will be going to expanding my grove. And this is all year, every year. As an added bonus, you get a (granted, in my biased opinion) great book to read and own. If that appeals, you can go here for all the various purchase links.
You can purchase a tree for planting directly to my grove. Bonus for doing it this way is that you get the instant gratification of seeing the number of trees tick up immediately instead of having to wait for the royalties to be calculated and equal enough funds to actually buy a tree or two. And it's cheaper than a physical copy of the book, so there's that! If you want to, you can do that here.
Please know that none of this is obligatory. You don't have to do anything if you don't want to. It's just if you would like to celebrate my birthday and, frustrated by my own desire to hide from the world on this day, would like to get me something.
My Own Contribution
Total royalties from sales of Daughters of Britain: CAD $36.41
Amount available for donation (1/2 of royalties): CAD $18.21
Conversion to British Pounds Sterling: £10.82
At £6.00 per tree, number of trees planted: 1.
This leaves £4.82 left over, which I've opted to make as a general donation to Trees for Life, rather than carry over into the next period... because I will forget it exists, especially since Daughters of Britain is an older title, and not really being sold in bookshops, and it will probably take a while before I have enough to donate for another tree again.
Okay, that's more than enough for a mid-week blog post. I'll let you get back to real life.
Remember, you're not obligated to do anything at all! It's just a nice option if you want to do something.