All Profits go to Bart’s Ration Challenge

Bartek Sobieszczuk, or ‘Bart’ to those in the know, is taking part in a fundraiser to live off only rations for a week in order to raise money for Syrian refugees.

I got to thinking about how I could help out. I’m not rolling in dough, no sir, and a lot of my spare change has gone his way but that’s not quite enough. Well, Bart has helped me to help him help others.

I’ve agreed to two things:

  1. Any and all profits from any and all sales of Tedrick Gritswell from today (Tuesday, 20th of June) to Saturday (24th of June) will go straight to Bart’s fund.
  2. On Friday I will do as he is doing and subsist solely off 600g of rice for the day. I think I also get to have a tea-bag. Maybe.

It’s not much, I know, but it means that I can at least contribute something more than a fistful of dollars and, as he put it, “They (you guys) get a great read and contribute to a worthy charity at the same time!”

Sounds about right to me.

Of course, if you wanted to donate directly, go right ahead:


That’s the link for his fundraising efforts. It’ll tell you more about it than I can. Go and give it a visit.

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What’s got 2 eyes, 7 legs…?

And is set to splash its way all across your e-reader? Tedrick!

That’s right, everyone’s favourite octopus detective is due for release tomorrow, 1st of June!


OMG! I’ll be holding my own little celebration, but I can’t celebrate for too long, no sir. There are too many things to do. I’m still getting AMS to play ball, and then there’s the hardcopy to finalise, and distributions. Man, it almost makes me wish I had multiple limbs! Sorry, Ted, I know you’re still smarting about your missing arm.

You can find Tedrick Gritswell of Borobo Reef at the Amazon store here, for the price of a cup of coffee. And once I’ve passed the required number of days, I’ll publish to Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play. Or you can download the mobi or pdf and import that into your reader – I’ve heard that works.

Thanks for sticking with me on this ride. I’ll continue with the hardcopy KDP journey in a day or two, once I’ve shaken off the darkwater hangover.Mini Jeztyr Logo