So amidst the outpouring of auction support for Japan (and yay, for all the wonderful authors contributing) there’s also another auction happening right now that’s for a bit more intimate cause. A wonderful and tireless supporter of the romance community, Fatin, who runs several blogs and sites, tragically lost her husband a few weeks back in a senseless act of violence, leaving her a young widow with four children. (Details here)
In response, the romance community for which she’s been such a passionate advocate is extending a helping hand, hosting an auction that went live yesterday to raise funds for Fatin and her children.
As my contribution, I’ve offered up lunch combined with pitch practice at RWA National this June. And you know, having done this for a while, I’m actually pretty good at the pitch thing, so if you or someone you know is going to National and freaking out about pitching, this is a good way to deal with the jitters and do something nice at the same time.
In addition to my modest little offering, there are also scads of book bundles and critiques and really unique items/experiences/services up for auction, so you should check it out and tell your friends.
Operation Auction 2011. There will be new items rotating in over the next few days, so be sure to check often.