Please sponsor me to read and help over 18,000 Australians living with MS

About Me

I am taking part in The Novel Challenge to raise funds for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

My goal is to read 12 Jonathan Kellerman novels in 30 days. I bought these novels recently at the Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane, another very worthy cause. I am hoping to raise $1000 for MS.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and since we’re coming up to tax time, there’s no excuse not to Donate.

About MS

MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects more than 18,000 Australians.

Did you know?

  • The average age of diagnosis of MS is just 30 years
  • MS affects three times as many women as men
  • Since identification, MS has been the subject of intense, world-wide research but still its cause and cure remain elusive

MS Australia aims to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on all individuals affected by the disease, as well as their families, carers and the community, by offering a wide range of services, equipment and support. MS Australia’s goal is to assist everyone affected by MS to live life to their fullest potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure.

Please Donate by visiting my page on The Novel Challenge: and help MS Australia support all people affected by multiple sclerosis.

Update: for those interested in the 30 day timeframe:

First day of challenge: Sunday 16 May 2010
Last day of challenge: Monday 14 June 2010

Update: I have raised $650 so far. Thanks to those who have sponsored me. This puts me in 5th place currently. Let’s hope I can keep my position!

Update 30 June 2010:

I recently completed my Novel Challenge.

Whilst it took a bit longer than I expected, I am happy I did manage to finish, especially with the busyness I have seen lately in working in a financial services company at the end of a financial year.

I managed to raise $825 $875 for MS which is fantastic! A big thank you to everyone for your support.

It was challenging to read so many books by the one author, but it was an interesting exercise nonetheless. The big question is what was my favourite Jonathan Kellerman book? It would have to be ‘The Web’ (1996), mainly due to its very interesting setting on the fictitious Pacific Island of Aruk.

I enjoyed them all but his latest book ‘Deception’ was probably my least favourite as it was very similar to most of his earlier novels set in Los Angeles.

I recently bought a Kobo eBook reader so I am hoping to keep up my velocity in reading in a slightly more modern way.

Thanks again,


Author: Alister Scott

Alister is an Excellence Wrangler for Automattic.