Buy me a cup of water for my birthday?

Every celebration needs some glitter.

Even though my birthday isn't until Friday, we're starting the celebrations early here at A Cup of Tea and Sorcery!

I wasn't sure how I wanted to celebrate this year ~ the party I threw last year was off the hook. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

I was thinking more low-key, less ostentatious, and then I read this tweet from my sweet Nathan and I knew I had to get involved.

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So, I started my own birthday campaign and I'm hoping all of my fabulous friends will buy me a cup of water for my birthday. You can go here to check out all the details. It's not much for us to give up one fancy cup of coffee or tea, but it makes a world of difference to some other folks around the world. I'd sure appreciate it if you could help me bring clean water to them.

And if you're so inclined, I'd love it if you could check out my friend Patricia Sands' blog today. She's talking about an amazing woman named Rikki who is working her fanny off to bring books to kids around the world. It's amazing to me what $5.00 can do to change the lives of so many! Please go here to read about Rikki and her incredible organization.

Be sure to check back on Friday because a friend of mine is kidnapping me for a special birthday excursion aboard one of his sci-fi ships! You'll get to meet Ren Garcia and learn all about the fascinating universe he's created in the League of Elder series.

The awesomeness doesn't stop there! There's a new newsletter out called and they featured me this week! Sweet. This is what they had to say about me:


This week’s BAB subscriber that is heating up both the fantasy and erotic romance worlds is the smokin’ hot Tameri Etherton.

I’ve had to privilege to get to know Tameri and watch her bloom as writer through our association with the Southern California Writers’ Conference.

A huge shift occurred for Tameri when she embraced another writing community – The Romance Writers of America.

Since Tameri joined RWA, she has written THREE manuscripts: The Temple of Ardyn (fantasy); Because of You (suspense); and Developing Cassandra (erotic romance). Two of which were written entirely in the last ten months!

Additionally, Tameri was just awarded PRO status by RWA. PRO is a designation given to someone who has submitted a completed manuscript to an industry professional. Basically, it means you’re serious about being published. Therefore, RWA takes you more seriously as a writer.

This is one BAB rising star you want to get to know! You can connect with Tameri at:


Aww! I'm blushing. For real. To subscribe to, just click here. Jen sends out great writing tips once a week, right to your inbox. Easy peasy.

Thank you all so much for being a part of my life for the past few years! You've challenged me, enriched my life, made me laugh and sometimes cry. But through it all, you've reminded me why I love to write. Thank you. That's the coolest gift anyone could ever give me.

25 thoughts on “Buy me a cup of water for my birthday?”

  1. susielindaususielindau

    Happy Birthday Tameri! I am so glad you got this party started!
    Congrats on your status and write up. How cool is that? You should print it out and frame it!

  2. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Huge congrats, Ms. Serious/Awesome/Talented Writer! I’m so excited for you, and will be celebrating your birthday all week long. Off to check out Patricia’s blog, and nab you some spiffy water. 😉

  3. David N. WalkerDavid N. Walker

    Here’s your cup of . . . Oops! I spilled it. Oh, well, have a happy birthday!

  4. EmmaEmma

    Happy Birthday, Tameri and big congrats on your PRO status.

  5. MarciaMarcia

    So happy for you! To be featured in your birthday week is doubly exciting. I hope your family has lots of fun in store for you this week. I’ll support your party by buying you a cup of water and will be back Friday to see what’s poppin’! Happy birthday!

  6. Christine AshworthChristine Ashworth

    I am SO glad we connected. Sending you lots of birthday love and glitter!

  7. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    Awwwwww! I love that BABs write-up!!! And I agree with every word. 🙂

    Incidentally, you and my dude have the same birthday…no WONDER I like you so much!

  8. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Happy Birthday, dear friend and Queen of Awesomeness! That feature tells the world all sorts of news about wonderful you. Thanks for the shout out about Rikki. I love your birthday campaign idea for this year and I’m on my way to get you some water! Bonne anniversaire! I know you will celebrate in your usual unique way! Here’s a toast to you ~ clink~ and that’s not water!

  9. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    That is way cool, Tameri! Hope you have a spectacular and glittery kind of birthday! 🙂

  10. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    What a lovely way to celebrate your birthday. You are amazing! You know that? I hope your day is filled with all kinds of sparkly. Enjoy!

  11. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    This is such a great cause, Tameri! I will definitely donate. Happy Birthday, Gal!

  12. claywatkinsclaywatkins

    Happy Birthday! I dropped in from Susie’s place. I like the idea of celebrating your day for others!

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