An email from fellow Elevensie Victoria Schwab:
So Nashville has had a HARD time of it these past few days, and several Nashville authors – Myra McEntire, Amanda K. Morgan and Victoria Schwab – have come together to host an auction.
Here’s the scoop:
On May 1st and 2nd, Nashville, Tennessee received a record amount of rain—nearly 13.5 inches. By May 3rd, huge portions of our city were under water, including the The Grand Ole Opry, Opryland, The Nashville Symphony Hall, the downtown area, and countless homes. Families, many of whom did not have flood insurance, have lost everything. One of the hydro plants is flooded, which means we’re running short on water. Many lives have been extinguished and more bodies are being recovered each day.
And yet, Tennessee continues to be largely ignored by the national media. A large portion of the local media, including Fox News and CBS, is flooded. They are doing their best to work without proper equipment. Nashville is not getting the exposure it needs, which means not receiving the aid that our city so desperately requires.
Our city is drowning. Will you help us?
Victoria Schwab, Amanda K. Morgan, and Myra McEntire –all Nashville authors– have come together to host an auction.
We’re auctioning off critiques, signed books, and more from authors, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. ALL proceeds to: http://www.cfmt.org/floodrelief/
If any of you can donate ANYTHING, please please let me know. We’ve already got some items, a trailer by Vania Stoyanova among critiques and signed books, but we need ANYTHING you can give.
Thanks guys. It’s always amazing to see the writing community come together, and this has been no exception.
The blog where the auction will take place (emails are there too if you have something to donate): http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com/
I am donating a critique for the auction:
10 pages of a mid-grade manuscript, 10 pages of a novel-in-verse, or an entire picture book.
Please consider participating!
Remember, the THREE RIVERS RISING giveaway ends at 6:00pm CDT.
Katie Ganshert says
What a wonderful thing!
I’m sure this will raise a lot of money. That’s wonderful you’re offering your time!
I love it when authors (or any profession, really) come together for causes like this. Last time the outpouring for Haiti was brilliant. I hope the same happens for TN. Thanks for sharing!
Lydia Kang says
thanks for the reminder! I’ve been going back periodically to see how things are shaping up and how I can help.
You are so sweet to donate a critique (the winner will be so lucky)! I think it’s a wonderful thing that they’re doing.
Priya Parmar says
wow i had no idea this was happening! It is not reported here at all! i am off to the website to see if i can help! btw i put the photo up for you!
Elle Strauss says
So cool that you have something awesome to donate!
Shannon O'Donnell says
It’s wonderful that you are donating, Caroline! I am planning to bid on an item or two or ten.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
What a wonderful thing. The writing community continually shows me that wonderful people still exist in the world.
This is amazing. I am always taken aback by how much people are willing to help others.
I really like your blog; first time here!
Elizabeth Munroz says
I’ve lived through the devastation of flooding. I forwarded the Community Foundation web page through my facebook posting. Perhaps it will help.