Recently, my beloved home of Boulder County, Colorado suffered a terrible blow. After months of drought and over 100 mph winds, multiple fires surrounded our home, near Boulder, on Thursday. As wind shook our house, we watched huge blooms of smoke and news broadcasts about the evacuation of 30,000 people from the towns of Superior and Louisville.

While our home and neighborhood remained safe, our children attend school in Louisville. We still don’t know if their school is affected by smoke damage nor if any of their school friends have lost their homes.

The Marshall fire burned 6,000 acres in the highly populated Boulder/Denver suburbs, destroying a shopping center, hotel and nearly 1,000 homes…the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Three people are missing and assumed dead.

My heart is breaking for my fellow Coloradans.

I have started a Bookstack for a Cause effort on Instagram ( During the month of January, for every green stack (I chose green since it symbolizes renewal and growth) tagged #bookstackforcolorado our family will donate $1/stack to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund (which will be matched by the IT company my husband works for). Please tag me!

****Update: Book Lovers from around the world posted 705 green book stacks for #bookstackforcolorado. Between our donation, matching by VM Ware and other donations from bookstagrammers, $4,110 was donated to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. 

Boulder Strong!