#AuthorsForFireys guest blog: Christian White

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

This guest blog features Christian White, an author auctioning items 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.

Meet Christian White

I’m Christian White, author of two books (The Nowhere Child and The Wife and The Widow) and writer and co-creator of the upcoming Netflix show, Clickbait. Like most people in our country and around the world, these fires have left me utterly heartbroken. I mourn for the wildlife, the flora, the people we’ve lost. I’m humbled by the fire fighters and rescue workers. I’m furious at the climate change deniers. Last week my wife put together an emergency evacuation kit. Shit is getting real.

To help raise money as part of Authors for Fireys, I’m giving away signed and personalised copies of The Wife and The Widow (Australian edition) and The Nowhere Child (US hardback, UK hardback and UK paperback). I’ll also be donating double the final bid myself.

Keep safe. x

My twitter: @CWhiteAuthor
My Insta: christian_white_author
Link to Tweet: https://twitter.com/CWhiteAuthor/status/1214141825771982848

Christian White’s offer

As part of #AuthorsForFireys, I’m offering these signed and personalised copies of my books. Bid in the comments (ends Jan 11). Dog not included! X

Please bid on the original tweet; clicking on the tweet here will take you to twitter.

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 rescue and bushfire victims. Here are some reports on this effort.

Fundraiser information from Emily Gale

The #AuthorsForFireys auction will take place only on Twitter from Monday 6th January, ending 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 and bids will take place on each tweet. At the end, the highest bidder donates the amount directly to the firefighters fund. After receiving proof of donation, the author or artist will dispatch goods/services or make arrangements for delivery.

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.

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.

Christian White 

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