A Year of Fundraising

I cannot believe that 2023 is over!  

Due to being overwhelmed with the opening of my newest adventure, a creative collective in Isleton, California, I did not designate a charity in November or December!

Therefore, for sales in November and December of 2023, January of 2024, and February of 2024, 20% of my revenues will go to a very worthwhile charity with which I became familiar as a Rotarian at the Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club in Kansas City, Missouri , of which I was a charter member.  That charity is Shelterbox USA, about which you can read at their site.

You know the drill:

You have two ways to give and get a copy of my book:

Direct Donation = FREE BOOK!  If you directly donate at least $25.00 to ShelterBox USA, I will send you my book without charge.  Just email a copy of the receipt for your donation to me at ccorleyjd@gmail.com.  You can black out any personal info.   I will cover the mailing cost.  I will inscribe your book.  I will take it to the post office myself!

Buy My Book = I donate 20%!  If you buy a copy of my book through this website (not Amazon) I will donate at least 20% of the purchase price to ShelterBox USA.  My book is $20.00 and mailing cost is $5.00.  

Really, making the donation yourself is much better for you!  You get my book inscribed and mailed to you; I cover the cost; you get the charitable deduction; and ShelterBoxUSA gets your dollars!  All you have to do is donate at least $25.00 and send me a copy of your receipt via email along with your full name, to whom you want the book inscribed, and the address to which you want your book mailed!

Either way — I will inscribe your copy of my book and mail it to you on the Friday after you purchase it through me or email documentation of your donation to me at ccorleyjd@gmail.com.

And as always, any time of the year, any day of the week:

If you or anyone you know needs help breaking out of family violence, please call:

National Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233

Rose Brooks Center at 816-754-6876

Safe Home at 913-262-2868.  

If you or someone you love is experiencing thoughts of self-harm, please call: 

 Suicide and Crisis Hotline:  Dial 988

There is always a way.  You are not alone. 


Thank you for your purchase; and thank you for any donation you are able to directly make.  

Order in our shop HERE for an inscribed copy directly mailed from my home in California.  Purchase a print-on-demand copy (not inscribed) on Amazon HERE.  Paperback edition now available.

Sales of the book for pick-up local to the California Delta or shipping by USPS ongoing. 

Prints of the companion photographs are available by direct purchase from the photographer, Genevieve Casey, at her Zenfolio site.


The choice of a Mugwump is an important decision and should not be based upon advertising alone.

Be well.

Mugwumpishly tendered,
Corinne Corley
The Missouri Mugwump™

“Mugwumpishly Tendered:  Essays from the seasons of one woman’s life” is brought to you by The Missouri Mugwump™ and published by Write the Future, an imprint of Spartan Press, KC MO.

To purchase  prints of the photographs in the book, visit photographer Genevieve Casey’s Zenfolio site.