Help Author Tristina Wright

$5,575 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 190 people in 4 months
Julie Daly
on behalf of Tristina Wright
 PEARL RIVER, NY
Tristina Wright is an author and member of the YA community. She continuously fights for diverse books and good representation and then she puts it in her own works, like her upcoming novel 27 Hours .

Tristina also has a degenerative disc disease plus generalized anxiety disorder and a physiological tremor in both hands. This makes writing difficult, but she keeps going. She has multiple medications and will possibly someday require surgery to help with this. Her insurance covers very little of this and the expenses keep adding up. Writing isn't the most lucrative of careers and can be very hit or miss.

In September, Tristina applied for an Emergency Medical Fund from the SFWA. She heard nothing until December 1, when they emailed her congratulating her on being offered a grant of $4,000. She replied with gratitude, then heard back that the email had been sent by mistake - she wasn't getting the money.

A prominent member of the SFWA tried to speak up on Tristina's behalf and was told she was being disloyal and got nowhere. SFWA issued a public statement making it clear they had no intention to issue this fund to Tristina but she was welcome to try again; understandably, Tristina has no wish to.

While Tristina does have a patreon , it still doesn't fully cover the medical expenses her family deals with. Since many people cannot give every month, and since Tristina had truly believed she was getting a $4,000 grant, we still want to make that happen. All funds will be going to Tristina for her to use to cover medical expenses, as well as any other needs she may have. We're asking for an extra $500 to cover GoFundMe's fees as best as we can. Any money beyond the $4,000 and the GFM fees will also go to Tristina for her to use as needed.
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Update 2
Posted by Julianne Daly
4 months ago
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Well...we did that real quick then, huh?

Thank you so, so much for helping such an amazing member of this community. It means so, so much.

We'll leave this up for a few more days - maybe through the weekend. The fees to GoFundMe were a bit higher than anticipated and since every dollar still goes to the fees or Tristina anyway, there's no harm in going over our goal.

Seriously, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Update 1
Posted by Julianne Daly
4 months ago
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Hey everyone! We're over half way to our goal, which is amazing!

A bunch of lovely people are offering services and goods if you donate and show proof, so I just wanted to round up all the opportunities in one place for you guys to take advantage!

Mari will write you an insult if you donate $25: https://twitter.com/CyborgN8VMari/status/806627002560237572
Kristy will write you a custom inspirational greeting for every morning for a week if you donate $25: https://twitter.com/KristineWyllys/status/806631750420070401
Or she'll make a custom social media banner for $50: https://twitter.com/KristineWyllys/status/806633971023024128
You can get audio of your flash fiction or poetry for your donation: https://twitter.com/ash_pana/status/806659618814337024
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$5,575 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 190 people in 4 months
Created December 7, 2016
Julie Daly  
on behalf of Tristina Wright
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
$5
Anonymous
4 months ago
$20
Kaitlyn Barnhill
4 months ago
RA
$20
Rachael Allen
4 months ago

Thank you for everything you do for this community

HH
$25
Harriet Reuter Hapgood
4 months ago
AC
$20
Amy Suiter Clarke
4 months ago
AS
$20
Aisha Saeed
4 months ago
HO
$25
Hallie O'Donovan
4 months ago
CR
$25
Cody Roecker
4 months ago

Tristina, this is just a little thank you for how absolutely wonderful you are. I am inspired daily by everything you do!

$20
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4 months ago
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