Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Special Request and Announcement From My Etsy Shop Tea Leaves and Angel Wings

Today I am writing a very special post about a dear friend of mine who is in need of assistance. A few years ago I was introduced to a remarkable and inspiring lady who pushed me into writing about the books I was reading and enjoying and who gave me the kick I needed to reach out to others and start  this blog, A Cup of Tea and A Cozy Mystery Blog. That lady's name is Lisa K of Lisa K's book reviews. Lisa introduced me to some of my most favorite and admired authors and paved the way to help me get noticed as a professional reader and blogger. I owe her a great deal of respect and thanks for the opportunity to share daily with all of you.

  Over the past year Lisa and her family have gone through tremendous hardship. Lisa and her sister who live together, experienced a huge loss when their older brother passed away after a brief and impossible battle with brain cancer. During this time one of her sisters, whom she lives with lost her job and in the year that they have been living off of her sisters savings, which has ultimately run out. Lisa's sister has also become ill and unable to find work. Lisa herself is on disability and she and her sister have been trying to make ends meet on just that. Unfortunately things have become quite dire and the sisters are in danger of losing their rental housing. One of the authors Lisa has tirelessly supported & promoted has kindly set up a fundraiser to help Lisa and her sister cover their back rent. Many of the authors, bloggers and readers in the cozy community are doing what they can to help these sisters get on their feet again.  If you would like to help Lisa and her sister in this way please click here for the Go Fund Me Raiser.  A huge thank you to Author Julie Seedorf for spearheading this fundraising effort. 

This leads me to my next announcement. I have very recently reopened my Etsy shop in order  to try to help bring in funds to help Lisa and her sister. 

While it is my goal is soon offer my own line of cozy teas, I am currently offering three types of card readings that proceeds will go to helping Lisa and her sister with their expenses.  I have renamed my

If you are reading this post today and you are in a position to help with information on how to access services and funding as a person with disabilities living in the USA and you are able to share that with me I would appreciate it so that I may pass it on to Lisa and her sister.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my friend and if you can add her and her sister to your prayer list I would be forever grateful. Thank you for taking the time to join me for a cup of tea and a cozy call for help. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment below or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com


  1. Karen, I am in tears, speechless, and my heart is full. Thank you for your friendship, and for that beautiful soul of yours. God blessed me the day He had us find each other.

  2. Wonderful post, Karen. Very heartfelt. Lisa has a good heart and is a good friend to many people.