Broken... Charity

Since Broken will be out this weekend (I'll be hitting the 'publish' button before I go to bed tonight) ... It's a good time to announce the charity that will be receiving 10% of the royalties I earn on the book.

So, you may or may not have heard of Sea Shepherd. They used to have a show on Animal Planet(I think) called Whale Wars... I don't have cable, so I've never actually seen it. They do a lot of other work in the marine conservation area, and one that is important to me is that practice of shark finning.

If you aren't familiar with it, the quick and dirty version is that there are people out there who think shark fin soup is awesome (and has aphrodisiac or medicinal properties), and so they pay good money for fisherman to catch sharks, cut off their fin, and throw what they don't want back in the water. The sharks then go on to suffer a slow, painful death.

It's pretty ugly, and it's something I want to help raise awareness for.

I hope they don't mind I took their image to help promote them here :)