Nora Roberts has a reputation for being an author who gives the most money to charity and as one of the top donors among all celebrities. She heads the Nora Roberts Foundation which supports literacy, children's programs, humanitarian efforts, and arts organizations. The Nora Roberts Center for American Romance at McDaniel College is funded by a gift from her foundation. She has even auctioned some of her jewelry to support charitable causes.
Never. Give. Up.
Author Kathryn Stockett received 60 rejections for her book, The Help, which became a best seller and was made into a movie. She enthusiastically edited and worked on her story until the 40th rejection letter when she read the words, “There is no market for this kind of tiring writing.” She said that particular rejection letter made her cry and she subsequently spent a weekend in her pajamas. However, she was tenacious and continued to rewrite and submit.