On December 1st, the city of Taylorville, and many small towns in the surrounding area, was hit by a high end EF3 tornado. The damage was extensive, and many families are still working hard, trying to get the repairs done.
I wanted to do something to help, so after a discussion with a fellow writer, I came up with a book auction. The goal is to raise money to donate to the tornado relief fund. I contacted writers I knew, who in turn reached out to their connections. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone! The writing community is a totally awesome group!
What we have for you is the following, which will make for a wonderful afternoon of reading:
- 42 books from 17 authors (almost all of the books are autographed, and there is also swag from several writers!)
- A handmade crocheted purple and gold blanket (Taylorville’s colors)
- A mug
- A box of Celestial Seasonings tea
- A box of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
Participating authors and the books are listed below:
Jenna Bennett (USA Today bestselling author) – A Cutthroat Business
K.S. Brooks – Mr. Pish’s National Park Centennial Celebration; Ryan to the Rescue; Postcards from Mr. Pish – South & West Edition, Vol. 4
R.E. Carr – Four; Six
Debra Clopton (bestselling, award winning author) – From This Moment On; Somewhere with You; Dalton; Cowboy Up box set – Her Cowboy Hero/Her Texas Cowboy; Cherish Me, Cowboy; Dance with Me, Cowboy
Kate Collins (NYT bestselling author) – Yews with Caution (A Flower Shop Mystery)
Judy Howard – Masada’s Marine; Masada’s Mission – Walking Point for a Hero
Kathy Ivan (USA Today bestselling author) – Saving Sarah; Saving Savannah; Saving Stephanie
Chris Keniston (USA Today bestselling author) – Love Walks In; The Look of Love; White Wedding (with Linda Steinberg)
Valerie Keogh – Secrets Between Us
Ben Marney – Serpentine Roses
D.B. McNicol – Not a Whisper; Barely a Spark; Almost a Touch
Fiona Quinn (USA Today bestselling author) – Chain Lynx
Larissa Reinhart (Wall Street Journal bestselling author) – Hijack in Abstract
Nick Russell (NYT bestselling author) – Big Lake; Big Lake Lynching; Black Friday; Highway History and Back Road Mystery I; Highway History and Back Road Mystery II
Jamie Lee Scott (USA Today bestselling author) – Textual Relations; Death of a Sales Rep; What a Meth; Bad Vice; Electile Dysfunction; Who Gives a Split
Annabella Stone – Jonah’s Compass (Team Panther Book 1)
Denise Swanson (NYT bestselling author) – Tart of Darkness
The auction will run Thursday, February 6th through Monday, February 11th on eBay. I cannot wait for this to begin! So many people have expressed an interest in the auction (and I know some of you have been drooling over the books!), and that makes me so happy. I hope you all get the chance to bid on this.
My biggest thanks goes to all the writers who contributed. You all didn’t hesitate when I asked; you simply asked me what I needed and where to send it. I think we wore out my last mailman, because I have a new one now! Thank you all so very, very much. I wish you could see the huge smile on my face as I write this.
I’ll share the link to the auction on Thursday, so keep an eye out for it!