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A is for…
Authors for Japan, orchestrated by Keris Stainton.
In response to the devastating earthquake in Japan, Keris used the power of social media to ask for donations from authors and they responded by providing signed books, mentoring pakages and so on. Then came the bidding.
All in all the project has so far raised just over £12,000.
I was lucky enough to win my bid on a signed set of Tabitha Suzuma’s 5 books plus a character to be named after me in her next book (sorry about that Tabitha ;o)).
So, as well as helping a good cause I am going to be introduced to a new YA author and I am extremely excited to read her books. They look challenging in terms of their themes and in YA I think that is a good thing.
Visiting Tabitha’s website I was impressed to see her bravely talking about her experiences with depression and discussing how writing has helped with this. Quotes like this that I read from writers all the time make me confident that the topic for my PhD is relevant and that the findings will be interesting to me and to others.
So please keep an eye out for reviews of A Note of Madness, A Voice in the Distance, From Where I Stand, Without Looking Back and Forbidden.
(A is also for April Fool – I promised my Twitter and Facebook followers I would be playing an April Fool and I still managed to trick a few people with my tweet about giving up work to write full time…..I wish).