Reasoner’s Home Fire

Fellow IAMTW member James Reasoner, his wife Livia, and their family lost their home to fire last Tuesday. The Western Writers of America have set up a fund to help out, and Livia’s agent has offered to gather books to help restock the Reasoners’ lost library. Details (by way of my pal Jeff Mariotte) after the cut.

Longtime Western writer and WWA member James Reasoner and wife Livia
lost their house and studio, and all their belongings, in a fire
earlier this week. They’re OK, as are their dogs and children, but got
out with only their clothes they were wearing. Books, pulps, comics,
everything else, gone. “This is totally overwhelming,” James says.

To help the family, Western Writers of America and Kensington Books
have agreed to make sizable contributions and ask anyone who would
also like to contribute to send cash donations to the WWA Executive
Director’s office in Albuquerque, N.M.

Make the check out to Western Writers of America and put in the memo
that the money is for the James Reasoner Emergency Fund.

Checks should be mailed to:

MSC06 37701
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Since James and Livia also lost their sizable library, donations are
also being sought to help restock their bookcases whenever they have a
new home. Kim Lionetti, Livia’s agent at BookEnds, has generously
agreed to accept any BOOK donations and keep them until the Reasoners
have a place to put them. Books should be sent to:

Kim Lionetti
BookEnds Inc.
136 Long Hill Road
Gillette, NJ 07933

Our thoughts and prayers are with James, Livia and family during this
trying time. Thanks for your help.

Johnny D. Boggs