With the aim of generating donations for victims of the devastating floods that have occurred in Queensland, Australia over the past few weeks a swag of Australian authors have donated signed copies of their books, mentoring sessions, manuscript assessments, character naming rights and anything else you can imagine relating to writing.
The auctions are being conducted at the Authors for Queensland website. Items for auction are listed as a post on the blog and you bid by making a comment underneath the item(s) you are interested in. All actions will close on Monday night (Australian time). If you win a particular auction you will be notified by email and you will then need to make a donation for the amount you bid to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and then email a copy of your receipt to the auction website.
On a quick browse through the 100+ items available for bidding here are a few that might appeal to crime fiction lovers
- A signed copy of Lindy Cameron’s Redback (which I read and reviewed last year)
- A signed copy of P.D. Martin’s Kiss of Death
- A pack of 4 signed books by Katherine Howell (including Frantic, The Darkest Hour, Violent Exposure and Cold Justice)
- A pack of 2 signed romantic suspense novels by Sara Foster
There are plenty more items including kids books, YA, romance novels, speculative fiction, non-fiction titles plus mentoring, illustration and other expertise on offer as individual bids.
Do head over to Authors for Queensland and browse the auctions if you feel so inclined.