If you haven’t had a look yet, the auction is open until Sunday and there are some amazing things to bid on: Authors for Japan.
It’s going incredibly well – the site had more than 25,000 hits just yesterday and I’m hoping to get to 50,000 today (currently: 41,149) and there have been some wonderfully generous bids. Plan to highlight a few items later (or tomorrow, depending on how long Joe sleeps!), but I just wanted to highlight a few people without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.
First up are authors Emily Gale, Katrina Germein, Kate Gordon and Fleur McDonald who had the original Authors for Queensland idea that, obviously, I totally nicked – I did ask first though, honest.
Susie Day designed the wonderful logos and badges (don’t forget you can grab one for your own site over there on the right).
Jenni Nock uploaded almost all of the items to the site and I absolutely wouldn’t have got it live in time without her. Anne Marie Taylor, Betty Herbert and Carrie Dunn also helped with the uploading.
Keren David and Linda Jones have not only tweeted enthusiastically, but have also contacted many, many members of the press. And George Michael.
Of course I also have to thank all of the amazing authors who donated items and the wonderful people who are bidding (some of them in quite a frenzy!) and everyone who continues to tweet, facebook and blog about it all.
I’m incredibly grateful.