I am moved by everyone’s generosity in helping Willow, and I am excited by your commitment to help make working in the literary and journalism industries more accessible and less exclusive.
Tatiana Serafin, Teacher, writer, and my thesis mensch. NYC and CT.
Arly Evensen, Writer, human, sometimes choir singer, and my other thesis mensch; and her husband, Samuel Evensen, artist. NYC.
Andrea Sacchetti, REACH air medical services, Helicopter Pilot, retired USCG. Petaluma, CA.
Honor Moore, Writer, poet, mentor, teacher. The New School. NYC.
Sarah Burnes, My incredible literary agent. The Gernert Company. NYC.
Jeanne LaPointe, School Nutrition Director, RSU #10 and MSAD #44. Rumford, ME.
Rebecca Saletan, VP and Editorial Director, Riverhead Books. NYC.
Amy Weldon, Associate Professor of English, Luther College. Decorah, Iowa (x 2 donations!)
Lisa Russell, Math teacher, RSU #10. Rumford, ME.
Melissa Ragsly, Writer, Associate Editor at A Public Space. NYC
Rebecca Altman, Writer, sociologist. MA.
Matthew Zapruder, Associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California MFA Program in Creative Writing and Editor at large for Wave Books. Guitarist in the rock band The Figments. Oakland, CA
Helen Atsma, Editorial Director, fiction, HMH books. NYC.
Marcia DeSanctis, Journalist, writer. Litchfield County, CT.
Barb Radmore, former neighbor and teacher. Rumford, ME.
Keith Arsenault, Slinger of books across the US for Ingram. Greenwich, RI.
Anna Jäger, Head of Communications and Communications at SAVVY Contempory. Berlin, Germany.
Heather Marx, Project and Construction Coordination Office Manager and former Beloiter, my alma mater. Seattle WA (x2 donations).
Michael Taeckens, Literary publicist. NYC.
Trudy Swenson, Neighbor, Roxbury, CT.
Nuar Alsadir, Poet. NYC.
Rebecca Dinerstein, Writer. NYC.
Mary and Gordon Gamble, Librarian, RSU #10. Rumford, ME.
Alane Salierno Mason, Executive Editor Norton and founder, Words Without Borders. NYC.
Brady Huggett, Writer. NYC.
Tyler Wetherall, Writer. NYC.
Melanie Gideon, Writer. Oakland, CA.
Jeanette Frei Clawson, Artist and former Beloiter, my alma mater. NJ.
Lisa Huber, Writer, teacher, community peacebuilder, educator, and 1/3 of my writing group. Roxbury, CT.
Amy Brill, Writer. NYC.
Julie Buntin, Writer. Director of Writing Programs at Catapult. NYC.
Charles Finch, Writer, book critic. Chicago, IL.
Kevin Bruen, General Counsel, USCG. Orinda, CA.
Mo Chessie, Art Teacher. Medway, MA
Paul Hopkins, Deep tissue massage clinic owner and therapist. Bellevue, WA.
Rachel Doughty, fighting the good fight at Greenfire Law, PC. Berkeley, CA.
Steve Paul, writer, book critic, working on a literary biography. Kansas City, MO
Maria Taylor, best realtor in Litchfield County CT (Klemm Real Estate) – and maybe in the world! Southbury, CT
Nancy Noppa, friend of a friend of a friend. Rumford, ME
Bunny and Phil Wood, my in-laws. Gardner, MA
Robert Timothy Walmer, Friend of a friend. Farmington, ME
Stephen LaPointe, Husband of a friend. Rumford, ME
Keveney Mccrillis, Writing teacher and College Counselor, Hyde Leadership Charter School – “from one Mountain Valley Writer to another.” NYC
Cate Sheehan, Urbbody, scrumptious handmade bath and body products. ETSY
Marta Mirecki, expat, cook, teacher, former Warfare officer US Navy. Yokohama, Japan
Steve Philbrick, Upward Bound Facilitator, former Rumford resident. Orono, ME
Hamilton Cain, Writer, Book Critic. NYC
Jen Coleman, former Beloiter, my alma mater! East Portland, OR
Miwa Messer, Director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers, NYC
Kristin Haas, Willow’s mom, Rumford, ME
Megan Labrise, Kirkus Staff Writer, Portland, OR
KVK Enterprises, LLC, I don’t know who you are but thank you!!!
Anne and John Swanson (Skegger!), fellow Beloit alums, Portland, OR