Readers! Writers! Everyone who wants to do something to help out in the aftermath of the devastation in Japan...
Go check out this online auction, kidlit for Japan:
There are signed copies of picture book, middle grade, and young adult books, manuscript critiques, and swag! It will run for three weeks, and new items appear hourly during M-F working hours - some auctions only run for a few days, so click back often!
Some of the amazing things I saw that were open for bidding:
So far 13 published authors are offering manuscript critiques, including my friend, the brilliant Deborah Davis!
There were author visits (in person and on skype!)
There are ARCs of books that aren't out yet, original art, and so much more! (Haven't you always wanted to NAME a character in your favorite author's next book?)
They had 114 donors in all, and so much interest that they had to close off donations - they had enough for the full three weeks of the auction's run.
So check it out - get something great for yourself or to give as a gift, and do your part to help "aid victims of the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami."
Full props to Greg R. Fishbone for putting this together and making it happen, and to all the generous donors for the amazing auction items!
Namaste, and good bidding,