Please hand over your money. Author Keris Stainton set the ball rolling some time at the weekend, when she came up with the idea for an author based auction for Japan. She asked all author friends to donate something of theirs to be auctioned to help people in Japan.
Personally I had rather hoped for the opportunity to bid for an author, but even without that very attractive option, there are some nice things to bid for. Books by the dozen, obviously. Signed, obviously. Advice and courses and things.
I briefly had my eye on Ellen Renner’s picture of Charlie, but that was already out of my comfort zone when I got there. And on the whole, that is good. Let’s hope it moves much further out of my reach.
Tommy Donbavand will let me be a character in his book. I think that would suit me very well, actually. Didn’t dare see how high the bids were for that. You could have Katie Fforde be frank and fearless with you, which sounds very, very, well, nice. And frank. And fearless.
I could be mentored by Lisa Clark. Or I could be a Sarra Manning character. Though I dare say I’d fit better in Tommy’s horror setting. Maybe name a future Gillian Philip character?
And there is much more where these came from, which is Authors for Japan. In fact, there is nothing to stop you from bidding on every single item. You have until Sunday at 8pm, and I think that’s GMT.
When I first heard about the auction I got so carried away that I wanted to donate something. But I’m no author and I don’t think it’s possible to donate a blog.
So to make up for that shortcoming, please spend.