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Silent Auction for Victorian Bush Fire Appeal

14 February 2009

The tragic fires in Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009 have touched all of our lives in some way. As a group, many authors, supporters and businesses have offered to help raise badly needed money to aid the victims and their families. The result of this is we will be holding a Silent Auction throughout the convention. The articles will be on display for you to make your bid to win the sale. All proceeds will be sent to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

The following authors, supporters and companies have generously donated signed books, full sets of series, hard cover editions and other wonderful goods and services for all of our delegates to bid on. We thank them for their generosity and we thank you all for supporting this cause by bidding and winning these items.

And we are getting new offers all the time…I will add them when they come in.

Stephanie Laurens
Dianna Love
Sherrilyn Kenyon
MaryJanice Davidson
Anna Campbell
Paula Roe
Elisabeth Rose
Carol Marinelli
Cathleen Ross
Harlequin Enterprises
Melanie Milburne
Annie West
Jennifer Brassel
Nalini Singh
Elizabeth Rolls
Angela Verdenius
Helen Ellis
Nicola Marsh
Margaret Tanner
Bronwyn Parry
Ellora’s Cave and Jaid Black
Helen Woodall
Fiona Lowe
Avon Romance/Harper Collins
Keri Arthur
Shelly Laurenson
Ashlyn Chase
Mary Dehaas
Christine Darcas
Julia Byrne
Rosemary’s Romance Books
Susan Grant
Daphne Clair
Alison Stuart
Cherry Adair
Jayne Anne Krentz
Suzanne Brockmann
Laurell K Hamilton
Christine Feehan
Charlaine Harris
Lora Leigh
Janet Evanovich
Angela Knight
Michelle Buonfiglio of Romance: b(u)y the Book
Kate Douglas
Sarah from Smart Bitches Trashy Books
Lucy Arbacia and Ever After – The Romance Book Specialists
Elizabeth Lapthorne
Deborah Cooke
Jess Dee
Kelly Ethan
Suzy Klaebsch-Stonyer
Elizabeth Hoyt,
Susanna Kearsley
Barbara Romo
Tambra Kendall
Intrigue Books
Temptation Bookstore
Tracey O’hara
Amarinda Jones
Dara Joy
Julie Garwood

(list updated at 10.15am 20 Feb))

Chair – Australian Romance Readers Association, Inc

If you have any questions or wish to donate items please contact either:

ARRA Inc Chair – Maggie Nash –
ARRA Inc EC Member – Juleigh Start –

We do not need to receive the physical item by this coming weekend, we simply need a picture of what is it you’re donating and some text and we will print out a sheet for bidders to see what they’re bidding on.

The types of items promised so far:

Full set of books from several different authors
Heaps of single copy signed books & eBooks
Book gift baskets
A ticket to the Chris Isaac concert on March 15
Blog post on “Buy the Book”
A character named after you in a romance novel
A critique of a Query Letter to a publisher/agent
Pamper packs
Necklace /jewellery
Smart Bitches laptop skin
2 signed tee-shirts ( with multiple author signatures on them)
2 signed posters by cover artist Chris McGrath
An interview on Smart Bitches Trashy Books for an author
Signuature quilt signed by all attending authors at ARRC09

(list updated at 1:47pm 16 Feb)

… types of items will be added as we find out

  1. Anonymous permalink
    20 February 2009 5:34 am

    I can’t wait, is it tonight???

  2. Anonymous permalink
    17 February 2009 2:10 pm

    Truly generous support from a wonderful caring group. Thank you

  3. Anonymous permalink
    17 February 2009 11:16 am

    This is sooo exciting. Can’t wait to have a go. Prue

  4. Helen permalink
    15 February 2009 9:29 pm

    Looking forward to the silent auction some great things here to bid for Have FunHelen S

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