There are those who would gladly see Fifty Shades of Grey go far far away and never come back. Fair enough. And if you fall into that group, here's a story that may make you think a bit differently -- or at least assure you that the author behind the erotic trilogy, E.L. James, is using her success for good, rather than EVIL!
See, back in early 2011, when Japan was hit by a tsunami, Kent State University student Alexandria Rhodes (who, like Anastasia Steele, is an English major!) turned to Twitter for updates. She then decided she needed to get involved and set a goal of $5K for the victims. She and three friends brainstormed a plan to use social media to connect with authors and celebs, then ask them to contribute their work for a compilation, which Rhodes & Co. would then give to donors of at least $10. Turns out, E.L. James was one of the 218 authors (including J.M. Darhower who authored Sempre) who got involved in Rhodes' heartfelt campaign!