I can’t comprehend the scale of the devastation in Japan and I can’t stop thinking about it. I woke up in the night and lay there, thinking about how lucky I am and how I wanted to do something to help. At first, I was going to just put a button on this blog and ask people to contribute towards a Shelterbox, but then I remembered the wonderful Authors for Queensland auction and decided to try that instead.
If you’re an author or a publishing professional willing to contribute something to be auctioned in aid of Japan, I’d love to hear from you. I’m thinking proofs/ARC, books, naming a character, swag, chapter/query letter/synopsis critiques, even writer mentoring.
And if you’re a reader, let me know the kind of thing you’d like to see in the auction and I’ll try to get it. There’ll be a dedicated website up by Monday.
Thank you. (Oh and I’ve never done anything like this before so any help/advice would be wonderful too!)
UPDATED: Blimey, you’re all so lovely! Thanks for all the offers so far. If you could make sure you leave your email with your comment, I’ll get in touch in the next couple of days (I currently have a 2-year-old yelling “MAAAMA!” from his bed… why isn’t he asleep?!) Or if you prefer, you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
UPDATED 14 MARCH: I’ve closed the comments on this post now since I’m about to put the site live. You can still contact me via email email@example.com but please see comment above re what I need from you. Thank you so much.