Authors for CCHS
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Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare, life-threatening disorder that affects breathing. People with CCHS take shallow breaths (hypoventilate) which causes a shortage of oxygen in the blood; as a result, they need machines ... More ...

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare, life-threatening disorder that affects breathing. People with CCHS take shallow breaths (hypoventilate) which causes a shortage of oxygen in the blood; as a result, they need machines or implants to help them breathe, such as ventilators or breathing pacemakers.

In December 2013, my first novel, CONTROL, was published by Dial/Penguin and features a teen protagnist, Zelia, who has CCHS. But Zelia is fictional; there are many real children and teens suffering from and living with CCHS.

I've asked the very generous children's literature community to help donate their books, time, and expertise to help raise money for CCHS research and patient care. With your help, we can make a difference!

All donations will go to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP), an internationally renowned program that researches CCHS and treats these special patients.

Thank you to all the participating authors who are donating books, swag, and critiques:

Karen Akins

Rachele Alpine

Lisa Amowitz

Vivi Barnes

Sarah Bromley

Liz Coley

Robin Constantine

Elle Cosimano

Elisabeth Dahl

Skylar Dorset

Peggy Eddleman

Ashley Elston

Christina Farley

Sarah Fine

Kelly Fiore

Dahlia Adler

Amy Garvey

Julia Gibson

Maurene Goo

I.W. Gregorio

Kit Grindstaff

Bethany Hagen

Polly Holyoke

Jessie Humphries

Justina Ireland

Elana Johnson

Lydia Kang

Kate Karyus Quinn

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

LeighAnn Kopans

Tonya Kuper

Melissa Landers

Sarah B. Larson

Lori Lee

Jen Malone

Mindy McGinnis

Jenn McGowan

Megan Miranda

E.C. Myers

Eric Myers (agent)

Amy Nichols

Amy Christine Parker

Emma Pass

Kelly Polark

Sara Polsky

Lissa Price

Kristin Rae

Julie Reece

Beth Revis

Lindsay Ribar

Dianne Salerni

Heidi Schulz

Eve Silver

Jessica Spotswood

Cristin Terrill

April Tucholke

Jennifer Walkup

A.B. Westrick

Tamera Will Wissinger

Susanne Winnacker

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$8
E-Book Bundle of Elana Johnson's ELEMENTAL Series
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Contains ELEMENTAL RUSH, ELEMENTAL HUNGER, & ELEMENTAL RELEASE.
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$10
Swag Pack
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Get a package of buttons, bookmarks, and other swag from your favorite YA authors!
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$15
CONTROL Swag Pack
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Onyx and silver necklace (replica of CCHS pacemaker worn in CONTROL) plus button, signed bookplate, stickers and bookmarks
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E-book Bundle by LeighAnn Kopans
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Contains YA novels ONE, TWO, and SOLVING FOR EX!
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Signed copy of CONTROL!
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Signed copy of the book that was inspired by the brave children with CCHS!
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Signed Hardcover of CONTROL
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Personalized, signed hardcover of CONTROL
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Signed Hardcover of CONTROL
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Signed Hardcover of Control!
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Query Letter Critique
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Have your query letter critique by a participating author or publishing pro.
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3 Book Bundle
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A bundle of 3 signed books from participating authors.
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Signed Audiobook of IMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
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Signed Audiobook of a thrilling novel by Susanne Winnacker. About IMPOSTER: A girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.
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$40
15-page Book Critique
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Get the first 15 pages of your book critiqued by a participating author or publishing pro.
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$50
5 Book Bundle
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A bundle of 5 signed books from participating authors.
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$50
Virtual Author Visit
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Receive a 30-minute Skype, Google+, or phone call for you and your friends from one of the participating authors.
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$100
8 Book Bundle
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Receive eight books from our participating YA authors! A mini-YA library, ready to give as gifts, or share with friends and family!
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$200
Be in a Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff Book!
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For this amount, Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff will make you a character in their next book, Illuminae!

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He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
Illuminae's publisher may require the person whose name is going to be used to sign a release. The name may be used to depict a non-human item, such as a location, or book.
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Be in a April Tucholke Book!
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For this amount, April Tucholke will make you a character in her next book.

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He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
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Be in a Christina Farley Book!
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For this amount, Christina Farley will make you a character in her next book.

Please note that the character may or may not have a speaking part in the book.
He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
The author’s publisher may require the person whose name is going to be used to sign a release. The name may be used to depict a non-human item, such as a location, or book.
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Be in a I.W. Gregorio book!
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For this amount, I.W. Gregorio will make you a character in her next book.

Please note that the character may or may not have a speaking part in the book.
He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
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Be In a Lydia Kang Book!
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For this amount, Lydia Kang will make you a character in her next book!

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Be in a Melissa Landers Book!
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For this amount, Melissa Landers will make you a character in her next book.

Please note that the character may or may not have a speaking part in the book.
He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
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Be in a Tonya Kuper Book!
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For this amount, Tonya Kuper will make you a character in her next book.

Please note that the character may or may not have a speaking part in the book.
He/she may die in the book! Seriously.
The author’s publisher may require the person whose name is going to be used to sign a release. The name may be used to depict a non-human item, such as a location, or book.
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