Fundraiser Roundup: AUTHORS FOR FIREYS
Three days into the new decade, Premier Daniel Andrews of Victoria, Australia, declared a State of Disaster.
Australia is burning.
To date, at least 24 people (including three volunteer firefighters) have been killed in Australia. Over 63,000 sq km of bush, forest, and parks have been burned.
It is a catastrophic disaster.
The Australian wildfires are currently dominating the news sites, but they have been raging for months now. I’ve been following, with concern, Tweets from friends living through evacuations and the threat of these fires. The sheer size of the damage is incomprehensible:
— Martin (@marty386) December 30, 2019
Authors for Fireys
The writing community on Twitter is joining together under the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys to raise money for the Victoria County Fire Authority. This is a fundraiser which has been granted permission from the CFA.
You can find out all about the fundraiser on the dedicated website: Authors for Fireys, but here is a summary of the process:
- A creator Tweets an item/unique opportunity/writing service they are donating using the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys.
- Users reply to that Tweet making bids in Australian Dollars. Bidding continues on that Tweet thread until auction end time.
- The creator messages the winner of the auction.
- Winner of the auction then donates directly to the CFA. They must provide proof of the donation to the creator.
- When this proof is received, the item or service is dispatched/arranged/etc.
Couldn’t be simpler!
So, what kind of items are being auctioned?
All sorts! From signed copies of books, original artwork, stacks of books – to opportunities such as being written into a future book, appearances, Skype calls – and services such as editing and critiquing. If you’re in Melbourne, you can even bid on cake.
Here’s a round-up of some of the amazing things on offer from people we think you may be interested in, but please do check out the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys for more.
Bundles of Books/ Signed Books
Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies, is hosting an auction for a huge bundle, including personalised signed copies of:
- The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston
- The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
- Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri
- Torn and Fray by Rowenna Miller
- We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
- Bloodchild by Anna Stephens
- Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
- Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
- The Books of Babel trilogy by Josiah Bancroft
- The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry
- Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
- The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
- The Bone Ships by RJ Barker (plus original artwork of Xus by Tom Parker)
- and finally City of Lies by Sam Hawke.
That’s EIGHTEEN books! Click HERE for link to Tweet.
SPFBO 5 Finalist Bundle
- Kalanon’s Rising by Darian Smith
- Never Die by Rob J Hayes
- The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
- A Sea of Broken Glass by Sonya M. Black
- A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy
- Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke
- Blade’s Edge by Virginia McClain
- Spark City by Robert J Power
- Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord
- Beggar’s Rebellion by Levi Jacobs
ANNA STEPHENS has two auctions here, Auction 1 is 1x 5,000 words story/novel opening critique with detailed feedback. Auction 2 1x 1 hour Skype chat for discussing your story/plot/character issues. Good for wider manuscript surgery.
STATE LIBRARY VIC (Melbourne) has two opportunities available, a World of the Book Curator tour and a Special White-Glove tour at the library.
If you would like to donate directly to the CFA without bidding on an auction, you can find details of how to donate HERE.