Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Walkabout... Authors I Know (Some In Very Roundabout Ways) Who Are Particularly Fantastic People!

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing a long a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 8:

Approximately two weeks ago I learned of a great opportunity to give back to the community. Clear Horizons Academy, a school for Autistic children in Provo, UT will be holding its annual auction at the beginning of November. With the economy struggling, this fantastic school's directors found themselves with fewer donations than usual. A shout out began filtering through the vast grapevine looking for individuals and businesses who were willing to donate to this worthy cause.

I sent out a few emails asking some wonderful author friends of mine if they'd be willing to contribute a book or two to a "Great Reads" basket I decided to put together and donate to the auction. Within a couple days the list of authors had grown. In the end, and over the course of only one week, I had enough books for 2 baskets.

Many, many thanks to:

Annette Lyon

Aubrey Mace

Janette Rallison (who contributed 4 books!!)

H. B. Moore

Michelle Holmes

Donna Hatch

and to Aprilynne Pike, who was a very good sport and signed a copy of WINGS thrust at her by a perfect stranger who specifically requested that the inscription not be personalized. (Yes, I explained the reason, and she was perfectly willing!),

and to J. Scott Savage, who was willing to contribute, but our schedules never meshed enough to allow for the handover.

The project went well from whoa to go and I'm happy as a pig in mud about the whole thing!

Don't forget I Need Friends Friday. Another great interview!!

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