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Help Write Now: An Auction to Benefit the South's Storm Victims

It was the second-deadliest 24 hours in tornado recordkeeping history.

Last Wednesday and Thursday, tornadoes ripped through numerous states and towns in the South, killing more than 330 people and leaving another several hundred persons missing or unaccounted for. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that some 305 tornadoes swept through the region, leaving millions of dollars’ worth of damage in their wake, decimating homes and depleting basic resources like food and water.

In response, our Kate Hart spearheaded the Help Write Now campaign and auction to raise funds to directly serve those who were in the tornadoes’ path. Supported by YA Highway, Cleolinda Jones and Moira Rogers, and a compassionate publishing community, the Help Write Now auction aims to add to the coffers of non-profit agencies on the ground in the South, while offering bidders writing and publishing goodies from all walks of the publishing world.

The auction starts TODAY (Wednesday, May 4th)!
Biddable items include:

~ Full and partial manuscript, query and synopsis critiques from agents, editors and writers like Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary, Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary, Sarah Dotts Barley, associate editor at Harper Children's, authors Lisa Schroeder, Saundra Mitchell and more!

~ Signed books and Advance Review Copies from New York Times Bestselling authors like Kiersten White and Beth Revis, debut authors like Veronica Roth and the Go Fug Yourself blog authors, and YA Highway's Kody Keplinger and Kirsten Hubbard, and many more.

~ Electronic reading device and catalogs of e-books bundles from paranormal romance writer Moira Rogers and from erotic romance author Melissa Schroeder.

~ Plus fun and amazing items like custom blog headers, an indie bookstore marketing list, tuition to the MatadorU Travel Writing School, handmade jewelery, a writer's retreat gift pack and more!

Please bookmark Help Write Now and follow the project on twitter @HelpWriteNow for regular auction updates. Bid on your favorite item(s) and help the rebuild efforts following last week's deadly tornadoes.
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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  1. Just want to say THANK YOU! I live in north Alabama, and while my town was spared, there are just no words for the destruction all around us. Looking forward to bidding on some awesome items to help my friends!

  2. This is so awesome. You guys do great things on your blog.

    I've passed on a blog award to you. :) Come and check it out!

  3. This is amazing! I tweeted and posted about it on FB. Hope you get lots of bids to help the stom victims out.

  4. Fabulous idea, and thank you for posting about this. I'm heading over to Help Write Now -- right now!


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