Wednesday, February 2, 2011

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal

L'Aussie posted this last week and I am sharing this with all of you today.

She came across it at A Writer's Rush, the home of blogger Rula Sinara.
Please take a few moments to read it and pass it on. Small acts can mean so much in times of need.

We've all seen the devastation the recent Queensland floods have wrought and have wondered how we can help. We know that for many affected families, books will not be high on their priorities list for some time to come.


We also know how valuable books can be in providing time out when reality gets tough.


With the aid of some wonderful volunteers, we've put together a Romance Writers of Australia Flooded Communities Book Appeal.

What we need?

FICTION BOOKS! Romance books, children's books, young adult books, genre books, whatever – either new or in sparkling condition.

Please send them to:

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal
PO Box 1717
Noosaville Post Office
Noosaville BC
Queensland Australia 4566

When to send them?

Now! And any time over the next few months. The books will be boxed and delivered to the appropriate libraries/schools/neighbourhood centres/community centres in batches as soon as the communities are ready to receive them. We’ll be liaising with councils, libraries and schools to ensure this is done appropriately. Feel free to pop a note inside, or if you're an author, sign it.

All languages welcome - please repost.

So go ahead, pass the love, share the books and have a wonderful day!


Joanne said...

Isn't that the beauty of the internet, having the ability to reach out like that? I'm hoping they get loads of books to read :)

N. R. Williams said...

Me too, Joanne.

Rula Sinara said...

Thanks for passing this along, and for mentioning my blog :) The writing community is really amazing. The way authors support one another is inspiring.

The latest support has been for author Olivia Gates who had a book release yesterday but couldn't promote it because she's in Egypt right now. The number of authors who have networked to promote her book for her has been heartwarming.

Writers rock, don't they :)?

Carolyn V. said...

What a wonderful idea! I hope they get a ton of books. I'll check my local library.

N. R. Williams said...

You bet Rula and you're also sincerely welcome. I'd do all I could to help.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Carolyn

W.B. said...

Great idea! I hope they get lots of cool books! :)

N. R. Williams said...

So do I, W.B.

DEZMOND said...

I hope our dear Australians will recover soon from all those horrible floods!
My country has had some horrible earthquakes this winter, USA is experiencing ice age these days, so I'm kinda afraid mother nature is finally punishing us for everything we did to her :(

Lynda Young said...

Far North Queensland is now suffering from a massive cyclone too, so the more help we can give, the better.

N. R. Williams said...

That is true, Dezmond.

Oh no, Lynda...I'm sorry to hear that.

Clarissa Draper said...

Australia is in great need. It's so nice that people are helping in such a wonderful way!

N. R. Williams said...

I agree Clarissa.