Monday, 12 September 2011

Read For Relief

I'm back! *waves* My blog break was a little longer than I'd planned, but I'm refreshed and ready to catch up with all your blogs! 

Speaking of blogs, I happen to know today is the launch of Read for Relief.

Read for Relief has been set up by a awesome east coast writers Erin Bowman, Caroline Richmond, Traci Neithercott, and Sarah Enni. Their aim is to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irene. 

How? With an auction for some fantabulous items like:
  • Query critiques from agents (Jim McCarthy, Joanna Volpe, and Sara Crowe, to name a few)
  • Partial critiques from editors (like HarperTeen editor Erica Sussman)
  • Group critiques (the gals of YA Highway are offering a great one!)
  • Signed ARCs (like LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins and BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood)
  • Signed first edition hardcovers (like ASHFALL by Mike Mullin and VARIANT by Robison Wells)
  • And much, much more!
And Operation Awesome are donating to the cause. How? All seven of us are donating a thirty-page critique as an auction item. Want to know more? Want to bid? Donate? Head over to Read for Relief

So how was your summer? 


Carole Anne Carr said...

Sounds like a great idea!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back, Lindsay! That's a great cause.
How was my summer? There's too much to even sum up!

Amparo Ortiz said...

Welcome back!! About time! :)

Thanks for posting about Read For Relief! It's such an awesome, and necessary, cause.

Shannon said...

Welcome back, Lindsay! I was just thinking about you last week. Good to see you again! <3

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That's such a cool thing! I'll definitely check it out. :) And welcome back!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

dammit! I'm really broke right now. BUT, i don't think i can ignore that auction. I'm heading over there right now

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I've sworn off auctions after the last one I participated in. I won a full ms crit and 30 minute phone call from Suzie Townsend, but wow was it intense. I'm still recovering. :P

Those sure are some great looking prizes. Maybe I'll have to check it out. :)

Lydia K said...

What a great idea. Thanks Lindsay!

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Welcome back - I missed you! The summer was busy. I can't believe it's the middle of September.