#AuthorsForFireys podcast: Eleanor Limprecht

This entry is part 6 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

Eleanor Limprecht

This podcast features Eleanor Limprecht, an author and researcher Eleanor Limprecht is an author and researcher offering a full day of research at the NSW State Archives on a person or subject of your choice. This is an auction item to raise money via #AuthorsForFireys for the fire fighting effort here in Australia. The full set of #AuthorsForFireys interviews and blog posts will be here as soon as they are published, as interviews and guest blogs for #AuthorsForWildlife will be here.

Eleanor Limprecht is the author of three novels: The Passengers (Allen & Unwin, 2018), Long Bay (Sleepers Publishing, 2015) and What Was Left (Sleepers Publishing, 2013, shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal). Best Australian Stories, Sydney Noir, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings and Choice Words have published her short fiction and essays. This is her website eleanorlimprecht.com.

Eleanor Limprecht’s offer

#Authorsforfireys. I’m offering a full day of research and all notes, scanned documents, etc. From the NSW State Archives on a person or subject of your choice. I am the author of 3 novels (2 historical). I have spent much time at the NSW Archives researching. Bid in the comments.

To bid on Eleanor’s offer, reply to the above tweet.

Update: new donation information.

As originally wanted by @EmilyGale and @NovaWeetman, this fundraiser is now officially for ALL fire services in Australia. The official Authors For Fireys Website will be updated accordingly. Winning bidders or auctioning authors can nominate funds to the fire service of their choice. #AuthorsForFireys.

Want to know if this is legit?

Yes, it is legit. The whole community — Australian and global — is rallying together to support Australian firefighters, wildlife recuse and bushfire victims. Here are some reports on this effort.

Fundraiser information from Emily Gale

The #AuthorsForFireys auction is taking place only on Twitter from Monday 6th January. It ends at 11pm AEST on Saturday 11th January. Scores of authors, illustrators and book industry people will host their own individual auction under the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys. (Also #AuthorsForFiries and now #AuthorsForWildlife). Bids will take place on each tweet. At the end, the highest bidder donates the amount directly to the firefighters fund or the Wildlife fund. After receiving proof of donation, Authors will dispatch or arrange delivery of the goods/services.

Items up for auction include signed books, original illustrations, one-off fan-art and craft, unique gifts and manuscript critiques for writers.

There is a supporting site, explaining how it works, at this address: https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website.

Given the $18million fundraiser (and climbing, thanks Celeste Barber) for the NSW RFS this week, proceeds from this auction are going to the CFA (Victoria). 

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