Silent Auction for Victorian Bush Fire Appeal
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.
Ellora’s Cave and Jaid Black
Avon Romance/Harper Collins
Rosemary’s Romance Books
Jayne Anne Krentz
Laurell K Hamilton
Michelle Buonfiglio of Romance: b(u)y the Book
Sarah from Smart Bitches Trashy Books
Lucy Arbacia and Ever After – The Romance Book Specialists
(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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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