Monday, July 6, 2009

We're With You, Wanda

Wanda Jewell, the longtime Executive Director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), has been diagnosed with cancer and is due to have surgery this week. Wanda is known not only throughout the South but throughout the nation as a creative, tough and passionate advocate for independent bookselling -- you may remember her Free Book Stimulus Plan that we told you about awhile back -- and those of us who are SIBA members are very fortunate to have her leading our team. If there is anyone who can make it through this kind of challenge it's Wanda, but of course we would appreciate all of you keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

Author Karen Spears Zacharias wrote an eloquent and accurate tribute to Wanda in her blog last week, and you can find it here.

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