While the floods in Australia have been devastating, it has been absolutely heart-warming to hear stories of people teaming together to help out their fellow Aussies.
Meanwhile the Authors For Queensland Auction has already kicked off, and many of our RWA members are offering signed books, mentorships, manuscripts assessments and more.
Here I will link to as many of the RWA members that I can identify. If I’ve missed your item, please let us know in the comments.
One of the already hotly contested items is a 6 month mentorship with the gorgeous Robyn Grady. 6 months? No wonder the mentorship is a hot auction item (and if you’re going to the Melbourne conference you can meet your mentor in person). Get bidding, romance writers!
Next up is a signed novel twin-pack from Helene Young - Wings of Fear and Shattered Sky. Good to see Helene is putting her day-job experience to good use in her novels.
The multi-published Anna Jacobs is offering a critique of a historical or modern novel.
Tamara Gill has a Regency package up for auction: this includes two e-books To Sin with Scandal (short story) and a novella A Captain’s Order – A Duke’s Command, along with two bookmarks. Mmm, wonder if she’ll throw in the Lord as well?
Erin Grace has a 2-ebook package on offer of Historical Romance and a handmade bobbin lace bookmark. Now if I know Erin, she will probably throw in a Duke or a Lord or at least a picture of one of her hunky muses.
Fleur McDonald is willing to read 3 X 3 chapters and a synopsis and give feedback, so you can bid here, or here, or here but don’t win on all 3 unless you’ve got 3 different manuscripts! The lovely Fleur has also donated 2 sets of signed novels Red Dust and Blue Skies: Bid here and here.
Lisa Heidke also plans to be busy as a result of this auction. You can bid on 2 X 2 -hour mentoring workshops here and here or if you just want to read the results of Lisa’s hard work, you can bid on one of 3 sets of her novels, Lucy Springer gets Even, What Kate did Next, and Claudia’s Big Break. (all 3 signed in every set).
Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to see your name in a romance novel, and not just on the front cover. Here’s your chance to be a hero or a heroine in a Nikki Logan novel. Wonder if I could make a bid for my late furry friend Dorkus?
What a fantastic contribution from these authors! Well done and may you raise lots of dollars for the cause.
There is loads more on offer: young adult books, young adult manuscript assessments, non-fiction, children’s books – it’s well worth checking out.
Bidding ends next Monday 24th January at 11pm.
And stay tuned to this blog, as we bring you more news on our Flooded Communities Book Appeal, and other fund-raising initiatives of other writers’ organisations.
A couple more that missed the original blog post.
Jess Anastasi, the hard-working organiser of our own Book Appeal, has donated a pack of 3 signed books: Dead Reality, Sanctuary and Severance.
Bronwyn Parry has donated a signed set of her 2 romantic suspense novels As Darkness Falls and Dark Country.
Thank you to all our wonderful members, both donating and bidding! Good luck.