Australian authors and people in publishing have come together to host Twitter auctions under the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys, to raise money for the brave firefighters battling the catastrophic fires across Australia. Many members of the romance community are participating. The auctions opened on Jan 6 and will conclude on Jan 11, with winning twitter bidders generally needing to send proof of a donation to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) to the donor in order to receive their item.

We’ve collected items we thought might be of interest to our readers in this blog post to help spread the word. Please feel free to share other good items in the comments.


Books, especially signed and collectibles:

Manuscript edits /feedback from:

  • Romance novelist Sarah Mayberry here
  • Matt Davies here
  • Emily Gale (kids/YA) here
  • Alex Adsett (literary agent) here
  • Angela Meyer here
  • Lili Wilkinson here
  • Dervla McTiernan here
  • Danielle Binks here
  • Pamela Hart/Pamela Freeman here
  • Kate Gordon here
  • Lisa Heidke here
  • Meredith Costain here

Creative “other”:

What other #authorsforfireys items have you seen for auction? Do you have any other ways to help that you’d like to share? Please join us in the comments!

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I'm a history geek and educator, and I've lived in five different countries in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to the usual subgenres, I'm partial to YA, Sci-fi/Fantasy, and graphic novels. I love to cook.