Barry Lyga decided to do something pretty cool: every last cent of proceeds from his new novella Blood Boy will be donated to the Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY) and the Adam Lynch Award.
In Lyga’s I Hunt Killers series, character Howie suffers from hemophilia.
“When I first created Howie, I didn’t know much about hemophilia. In the five years I’ve been writing him, I’ve been fortunate enough to hear from people in the hemophilia community, who tell me how much Howie means to them,” said Lyga in a blog post.
HANY was founded in 1952 and focuses on promoting awareness and education for people with hemophilia and other blood clotting disorders. The Adam Lynch Award is a scholarship dedicated to the memory of Adam Lynch and gives money to college bound hemophiliacs interested in arts and media.