RG2E Peeps: Let’s Show our Love for RG2E Featured Author Gordon Kirkland, Who’s Waiting for a Liver Transplant

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!!!

Last year at this time, my superfab friend and fellow WG2E Team Member, Gordon Kirkland, and I were celebrating each of us making it onto Amazon’s Movers and Shakers List for the first time! 🙂

Literally, it was the same night, after we’d each been featured on the fabulous blog, ENT (Ereader News Today), that we were Facebook Messaging back and forth hootin’ and hollerin’ as we watched each of our books soar up the list. I’ll never forget that night…

Now, in honor of Gordon, who’s currently waiting on a liver transplant, and no longer able to hang with us here on The RG2E, I thought it would be wonderful if we could help him this holiday season.

***Note: You can read about his journey here:


And also keep tabs on him on his Facebook Page.

Here’s the book that just one year ago, we were watching climb higher and higher up Amazon’s Movers and Shakers List:

On Amazon ($2.99)

I luuuvvv this book!!!  In fact, here’s the 5-Star Review I posted after reading it last January:

Over The Moon Full of Christmas Magic!!!, January 13, 2012
D. “D. D. Scott” (LA PORTE, IN, United States) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Plight Before Christmas (Kindle Edition)

This was just a totally magical holiday read from page one all the way to ‘The End’…in fact, I didn’t really want it to end!

I laughed and laughed, and will never think of snow plow drivers and chestnuts in quite the same way!!!

You rock, Gordon Kirkland, and are seriously one of the funniest writers ever!!!

It’s one of those books that will forever change the way you think about Christmas…in a very heart-warming but LMAO kinda way.


Just about two weeks ago, I received this note from Gordon’s wife Diane:

Hello: I’m wondering if you could please pass this message along to your groups. Gordon speaks fondly of his work with you.

This is Diane Kirkland, Gordon Kirkland’s wife writing. As you may know, Gordon is facing a serious life-threatening health issue, and is awaiting a transplant. The side effects of the condition have meant that he cannot concentrate on writing, and this has definitely not helped his morale. In addition, being unable to take part in any book marketing this year has been quite frustrating for him.

I’m writing to ask for your help. At this time last year, The Plight Before Christmas was heading for #1 on the Amazon Parenting & Family Humor Best Sellers List. If many of you could find five to ten friends to purchase either the paperback or Kindle version of The Plight Before Christmas it would be a real boost to his morale, heading into the holiday season.

As one reviewer said, “If the stress of the holiday season starts to gnaw at you, take some time and read this book. It will have you laughing until tears form in your eyes. I told a friend about this book, and she totally enjoyed it also.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and considering my request on behalf of Gordon.

Diane Kirkland

Here’s our chance, RG2E Peeps, to help Gordon and his family this holiday season…

I’ll be Ebook Gifting Gordon’s superfab LOL Christmas Book as well as his other wonderful reads to bunches of you fab RG2E Peeps, friends and family. And if you’d join me in this effort, we could help keep Gordon’s heart warm and filled with love as he waits for his transplant.

Here’s a great picture of the little one (well, not so little now) who’s also helping Gordon during this journey…his new assistance dog, Murphy Brown:

And here’s how she helps keep Gordon company and keeps him safe too:

Okay, RG2E Peeps: Let’s show Gordon some love by getting the word out about his books and Ebook Gifting them, and let me know below which one you’d like me to Ebook Gift you! Also, leave your messages for Gordon here in our comments, and that way his wife and family can share them with him…

Gordon Kirkland has been called ‘one of North America’s premier humorists.’ BookExpo-America named him one of the 7 Book Industry Characters in 2007. He has received the Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for three of his nine books. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences, festivals and university programs in Canada and the United States. He was a member of the cast of the 3-Day Novel television series, which aired on BookTelevision in the Fall of 2009. He lives in near Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit the Gordon Kirkland website at www.gordonkirkland.com.


The Best of RG2E Family & Community Wishes —

D. D. Scott , RG2E Founder


7 thoughts on “RG2E Peeps: Let’s Show our Love for RG2E Featured Author Gordon Kirkland, Who’s Waiting for a Liver Transplant

  1. I would love to have a copy of Gordon’s Christmas book, as I’ve read his other books and LOVED them! I will continue to keep Gordon and his family (Murphy Brown too) in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

  2. I would love a Kindle copy of The Plight Before Christmas. Who doesn’t need a good laugh this time of year. Praying that Gordon gets his transplant and is on the road to recovery soon.

  3. I am wishing and praying for Gordan and his family! I liked, twitted, pinned and shared on FB several of Gordon’s books, I hope that helps:) I am an organ donor simply because if something were to happen to me, I would hope that my organs could save someone else! I would love a nook copy of The Plight Before Christmas! Best wishes Gordon!

  4. I purchased several of Gordon’s books when you made us aware of his condtion.
    My thoughts and Prayers are with Gordon and his family.
    Tis the Season. May Santa deliever the gift of health to Gordon!
    Murphy Brown keep Gordan safe and comforted on his journey to recovery.
    I would love a Kindle copy of The Plight Before Christmas.

  5. I would love a copy of A Plight Befor Christmas! Stay strong Gordon…remember there is nothing going on God does have his hand on! Praying for you and your family.

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