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26

Aug

laurynsworld:

I do hope that when the day comes, whether in 1, 10, or 100 years, I don’t want you to think of me and feel sad. Even now, while I’m alive, don’t think of me and say, “Poor girl. It’s sad she’s sick”. Not that you do that. Think of me and think of the sunshine, and how I looove animals, and drawing something nice.
- Esther Grace Earl (1994-2010) in a letter to her parents, dated Christmas 2008.

Hard to believe it has been four years.

(Source: carpepineapples)

04

Aug

Happy Esther Day 2014! Tell someone you care about that you love them today! DFTBA!

(Source: bearticeprior)

07

Jun

fishingboatproceeds:

holeysaintgeorge:

holeysaintgeorge:

I just miss my friend a lot

Feeling this real bad right now

For those of you who are new here, Esther Earl was a nerdfighter who inspired much of The Fault in Our Stars and many projects in nerdfighteria, including Esther Day. Esther’s story, This Star Won’t Go Out, was published this year.

Esther’s family started a foundation in her honor, also called This Star Won’t Go Out, that provides direct financial support to families of children with cancer so that they can pay for gas and hotel stays and lost work and other costs associated with caring for sick children. The Earls are wonderful people who do great work, and you can donate to TSWGO here.

20

Feb

starmom16:

carolinesadventuresinreality:

This star wont go out in Portsmouth, UK. #tswgo #tfios

Yay, United Kingdom!

The perfect pile of YA lit and authors!

starmom16:

carolinesadventuresinreality:

This star wont go out in Portsmouth, UK. #tswgo #tfios

Yay, United Kingdom!

The perfect pile of YA lit and authors!

(Source: carolineflinders)

06

Feb

The Star Lives On

theanglerfishmagazine:

If you find This Star Won’t Go Out in your local brick-andmortar bookstore, you might be disarmed by the book. The dust jacket is colorful – a mix of mostly lime green with white (and a bit of green) Sans-Serif font and a red-orangey wall. Esther smiles up at you from the jacket, the spine, and the photobooth strip of selfies on the back of the jacket. The endpapers have pictures of her journal covers, and the cover is a deep purple – unusual for most books. But it is so Esther.

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starmom16:

Esther’s caption on this picture was “I won!”  A fitting caption to the news today that her book will be #7 next week on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  Congratulations, Esther Grace!

starmom16:

Esther’s caption on this picture was “I won!”  A fitting caption to the news today that her book will be #7 next week on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  Congratulations, Esther Grace!

28

Jan

theanglerfishmagazine:

Good Evening Nerdfighteria! Put down the controller, and pick up the newest copy of The Anglerfish! This month we cover the wonderful world of Nintendo, continue with part three of our EXCLUSIVE interview with Joel Watson creator of the webcomic, Hijinks Ensue, as well as an EXCLUSIVE interview with Miss Karen Kavett, who just got done helping out on a little project called The Project for Awesome! Read away my friends and DFTBA!http://issuu.com/theanglerfish/docs/issue_12

The latest issue of The Anglerfish is finally here! We’ve worked long and hard on this one once again, and it shows! (I’ve got an interview with Karen Kavett and a review of ‘This Star Won’t Go Out’ - which is out in stores TODAY! So read up!)

theanglerfishmagazine:

Good Evening Nerdfighteria! Put down the controller, and pick up the newest copy of The Anglerfish! This month we cover the wonderful world of Nintendo, continue with part three of our EXCLUSIVE interview with Joel Watson creator of the webcomic, Hijinks Ensue, as well as an EXCLUSIVE interview with Miss Karen Kavett, who just got done helping out on a little project called The Project for Awesome! Read away my friends and DFTBA!

http://issuu.com/theanglerfish/docs/issue_12

The latest issue of The Anglerfish is finally here! We’ve worked long and hard on this one once again, and it shows! (I’ve got an interview with Karen Kavett and a review of ‘This Star Won’t Go Out’ - which is out in stores TODAY! So read up!)

05

Sep

Issue Seven - August 2013

Haven’t gotten around to posting this yet, but The Anglerfish has a nice new issue out! It’s got a bit of an Esther focus, along with plenty of book reviews and an article on this small little podcast called ‘Welcome To Night Vale’. I highly suggest checking it out!

21

Aug

Girl who inspired John Green becomes author posthumously

edwardspoonhands:

fishingboatproceeds:

tswgo:

The moment you’ve all been waiting for —the cover reveal!

I’m so proud of Esther for getting to live her dream of becoming a published author.

Today’s Cry…

Even more wonderful news! ^_^

25

Aug

I filmed this today, two Augusts ago today, before I caught a Shortline into Manhattan to meet Danielle for the first time. I was still reeling from the shock and it hung over me for a good part of the day. Thinking back on everything, I would guess that Esther wouldn’t have wanted much mourning … just celebrating. And then part of the audio was used in a WBUR story on Esther. I’m around a minute in, right before this YA author dude named John Green.

DFTBA, Esther.

03

Aug

Esther Day

I just want to briefly say to all my friends, Nerdfighters or not, I hope that you have had (or are still having) a wonderful Esther Day and that you told your friends and loved ones how much you love them (in whatever way you think of the word) and enjoy having them around.