Conquering Everest

I don’t often write blogs asking for donations. This is an exception.

Everest is a month old baby who was born with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. Within days of his birth his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He has one ventricle that works. The other three and his aorta are blocked or severely damaged. At first they thought he could have heart reconstruction surgery when he reached six months of age. Then he developed a strange abnormal heart rhythm over the weekend. The doctors planned to do his Norwood surgery this week. The day before his abnormal heart rhythm became more sustained. Further examination showed the top half of his heart and his ventricle are too weak to withstand the surgery. He would have died.

Now his only chance at life is a heart transplant. He has several factors against him. 1) He is on the highest dose of a heart medication, 2) He had twelve transfusions. If he has antibodies, he might not be eligible, 3) Time. He is now totally dependent on machines. Some infants can survive a few months on machines, most do not. Infant hearts are hard to get. Most infants do not live long enough to get a new heart.

Everest is a beautiful, sweet baby who is fighting for his life.  Just watching videos of his interactions with his parents shows how he brings joy. He smiles at everyone. This small infant has touched my heart in many ways.

His medical bills are piling up. His parents need spiritual and financial assistance. If you can find it in your heart, please pray for a miracle for baby Everest that he gets a new heart, pray for his parents whose hearts are breaking.

If you can, please donate to the gofundme account for Everest. Any amount is appreciated.

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Cassandra Parker Books

I’m very excited to announce my website is almost ready to launch. This will be an online bookstore where you can get autographed copies of my paperbacks. I will also be offering books by other authors.

If you are an author and would like to list your books on my site, please drop me an email at

There is no charge for this listing. Provide the following information: Your name. The pen name your book is under. Fiction genre, non-fiction, poetry, children, etc. Paperback or ebook (or both), blurb, and links where the books may be purchased. Cover photo (no larger than 2mb), and author photo. I will be happy to list your books.

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Character Contest

I have decided to run a contest. The winner will be a character in my next book. The prize is a paperback copy of the book.

If interested email me at

In the subject line put Character Contest
Include name, nickname, description, favorite stuff like food, books, movies, hobbies. The winner will be announced at the end of July.


Garrett & Harley Update

Well, things got in the way of having book 4 Garrett & Harley published before Christmas. I won’t bore you with the details. The new target release date is February 2020.

There are tentatively two additional books planned for the series. Book 5 is currently called Mari’s Story, and book 6 is Harley’s Legacy.

I’m also working on a new Harley short story called Forever Together. Be on the lookout for it later this month or early in January.

There are two new Harley short stories available at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Wal-Mart ebooks, and Nook. They are Come Ride With Me, and Riding Out the Storm. Both are $0.99.

Also in 2020 be looking for the launch if

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Support Indie Publishing

I am starting an indie publishing imprint. I am creating a website for authors with many of the services of a traditional publisher. We will take submissions for stories. To do this I am seeking donations to cover website, cover, and publishing costs.

Below is the link. If it isn’t clickable, please copy and paste into your browser.

Thank you in advance.


I’m in the process of having a new website and logo designed. I’m very excited.

My upcoming novel, Garrett & Harley is running a little behind. In the meantime, why not enjoy some of my newest short stories? Come Ride With Me and Riding Out the Storm is available at your favorite ebook stores.