#AuthorsForFireys podcast: Cass Moriarty

This entry is part 26 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

Cass MoriartyThis podcast features Cass Moriarty’s bundles being donated to the #AuthorsForFireys auction to raise money 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.

Introducing Cass Moriarty

Cass Moriarty’s novels include PARTING WORDS (UQP 2017) and THE PROMISE SEED (UQP 2015), longlisted for 2017 Dublin International Literary Award, and shortlisted for both the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards (People’s Choice Award) and the 2013 QLA (Emerging Author category). Both novels explore the silences and secrets in families, and feature themes of betrayal, loyalty, loss, grief and forgiveness. The Saturday Paper has regularly published her work. She is a book reviewer and critic, a writing mentor, an Australia Council recipient, a QLA judge, and she presents workshops and hosts literary conversations. She has six children. Now represented by Alex Adsett Publishing Services.

Find Cass Moriarty on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Cass Moriarty is organising diverse bundles for the #AuthorsForFireys auction

Place all bids on the original tweets please. You can click on the tweets here to go to the original tweets on Twitter.

#AuthorsForFireys Bris1DIVERSITY: Signed: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko; Heat&Light by Ellen van Neervan; Everything I Never Said @samwheelz Other: Hearing Maud @ladyredjess plus books pictured.

Diversity stack from Cass MoriartyBrisbane 1: Diversity bundle

This lot includes signed copies of:

  • Too Much Lip, the Miles Franklin Award winner by Melissa Lucashenko
  • Heat & Light by Indigenous writer Ellen Van Neervan
  • Everything I Never Said by YA author Samantha Wheeler (featuring a girl with Rett’s Syndrome)

Other books included in this lot are:

  • Hearing Maud the memoir/historical non-fiction by Jessica White
  • Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson
  • Arab Australian Other edited by Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sara Saleh
  • White Tears / Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad
  • Antitdote to a Curse by James Christina
  • The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab
Brisbane 2: Crime bundle

Cass Moriarty's crime stack#AuthorsForFireys Bris2CRIMINAL MASTERMIND Signed: The Bee & the Orange Tree (hardback) @1melissaashley A Neccessary Murder @m_riwoe Snake Island @BenLeighHobson Plus: KYD New Fiction & books pictured

Brisbane 3: Too cool bundle

#AuthorsForFireys Bris3TOO COOL: Signed: Bad Behaviour @RebeccaStarford Clancy/Undertow @furioushorses ENTIRE PACKAGE from @TinyOwlWorkshop inc kids’ books, napkins, unique pins (details to follow) Everything I Never Said/3 kids’ books @samwheelz BurgerForce @JackieRyan_Inc +more

Brisbane 4: Other people’s lives bundle

too cool stack#AuthorsForFireys Bris4OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES Signed: ENTIRE @krissykneen COLLECTION (see pic): The War Artist @ClearySimon Grace’s Table @SallyPiper BadBehaviour @RebeccaStarford @samwheelz ParisDreaming @AnitaHeiss plus more as pictured.

Brisbane 5: Explore and learn bundle

#AuthorsForFireys Bris5EXPLORE&LEARN Signed: Expo88 @JackieRyan_Inc Shell by Kris Olsson ARiverwithaCityProblem @mcookhistory LifetimeImpossibleDays @tabithabird PLUS @kyd_magazine NewFiction & books pictured below.

Brisbane 6: Family Ties bundle

#AuthorsForFireys Bris6FAMILYTIES Signed: TheBirdmansWife @1melissaashley PartingWords @MoriartyCass SecretsatOceansEdge @KaliNapier ManhattanDreaming @AnitaHeiss LATEST @GriffithReview LifetimeImpossibleDays @tabithabird HalfMoonLake @kirstenalex Clancy @furioushorses KYD +more

Brisbane Lot 6 FAMILY TIES Includes signed copies of:

  • The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley (hardback)
  • Parting Words by Cass Moriarty Author
  • The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier
  • Manhattan Dreaming by Anita Heiss
  • A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird
  • Clancy of the Undertow by Chris Currie (he’s promised something about underlining the rude bits, or increasing the swear words, or coming to your house to yell at you, or something…)
  • Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

In addition, Sally Piper is donating a copy of the latest Griffith Review fiction edition and has promised to try and obtain as many signatures as possible from the authors at this week’s Griffith Review Bookclub – Ashley Hay and Holly Ringland

And if that isn’t enough, there’s an edition of Kill Your Darlings New Australian Fiction AND also a set of four brand new books on various topics (including Rohan Wilson‘s Daughter of Bad Times) donated from Krissy Kneen‘s personal collection. Oh, and copies of The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow by Matt Howard and Lillian’s Eden by Cheryl Adam.

Brisbane 7: Short and Sweet bundle

#AuthorsForFireys Bris7SHORT&SWEET Signed TrickoftheLight @lauraelvery PLUS short story assessment & email reader’s report up to 5000 words! ThisTasteforSilence @ocallaghanac ComfortFood by Ellenvan Neervan A DOZEN HANDMADE READING-INSPIRED COOKIES by @WellReadCookie @samwheelz

Brisbane 7 SHORT and SWEET includes:

A professional reader’s report and assessment (by email) of your short story (up to 5000 words) by award-winning author Laura Elvery (pic of Laura attached)

Signed copies of the short story collections:

  • Trick of the Light by Laura Elvery
  • and This Taste for Silence by Amanda O’Callaghan

A signed copy of Everything I Never Said, YA fiction by Samantha Wheeler

ALSO poetry collection Comfort Food by acclaimed writer Ellen van Neervan

And if that isn’t enough, Lauren Chater, author and cookie-maker extraordinaire, will make you a dozen PERSONALISED writing-themed cookies. YUM! (example pic of cookies attached)

But wait, there’s more… these additional books: Lucida Intervalla by John Kinsella and Saint Anthony in his Desert by Anthony Uhlmann.

Brisbane 8: Emerging Authors bundle

Cass Moriartys emerging stack#AuthorsForFireys Bris8EMERGING AUTHOR PACKAGE: Signed TheFishGirl @m_riwoe TheGeographyofFriendship @SallyPiper ThePromiseSeed @MoriartyCass PLUS 60 min group Q&A with all 3 authors (in person if in Bris; otherwise Skype); 3 x signed MeetMeAtLennons @melanieannmyers @tabithabird

Brisbane 8: EMERGING AUTHORS includes a one hour group meeting with authors Sally Piper Mirandi Stanton and Cass Moriarty Author, with the format to be a Q and A session. You can ask all those burning questions about writing and publishing that you’ve always wanted to ask! If you are in the Brisbane area, we will do this over dinner. If you are further afield, we’ll work out a FaceTime or Skype call, whatever is convenient. This is your opportunity to have three authors dedicated to considering your work and chatting in an informal discussion. This can also be used as a bookclub visit or mentoring session. Pics attached.

In addition, signed copies of the following books are included:

Also includes THREE signed copies of Meet Me at Lennons by Melanie Myers (which won the Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Author category) Keep one for yourself and give two away as gifts!
AND
a signed copy of A Lifetime of Impossible Days by debut author Tabitha Bird

The following book stack also included:

  • The Biographer’s Lover by Ruby L. Murray
  • The Returns by Philip Salom
  • The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys
  • A Blank Canvas by Robert Hollingworth
  • A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved
  • Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith
  • The Valley by Steve Hawke
Brisbane 9: UQP Book bundle

A last-minute but impressive entrant to the Brisbane #AuthorsforFireys auction by publishing house @UQPbooks with 10 great titles: Too Much Lip (signed) Melissa Lucashenko, An Activist Life @ChristineMilne , We Are Okay Nina LaCour, Amnesia Findings Anna Jacobson 1/2

UQP booksBeyond Words Jacqueline Kent, Australianama Samia Khatun, Raising Readers @daleyreads The White Girl Tony Birch, The Trespassers @MegMundell Solid Air by David Stavanger & Anne-Marie Te Whiu 2/2 (BRISBANE 9 UQP).

A last-minute addition to the Brisbane literary auction – all proceeds to CFA and the firefighting heroes. Go to Twitter to bid. Follow #AuthorsforFireys https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website

Brisbane Lot 9 is a special UQP donation from Queensland’s local publishing house (University of Queensland Press)

10 TITLES including:

  • Too Much Lip – Melissa Lucashenko (signed) Melissa Goorie
  • An Activist Life – Christine Milne
  • We Are Okay – Nina LaCour
  • Amnesia Findings – Anna Jacobson
  • Beyond Words – Jaqueline Kent
  • Australianama – Samia Khatun
  • Raising Readers – Megan Daley
  • The White Girl – Tony Birch
  • The Trespassers – Meg Mundell
  • Solid Air – David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu

This has grown to 12 books with the addition of Pig City and Something to Believe In by Andrew Stafford.

Place your bids NOW!

Cass has posted a heap of stuff to her facebook page so it might be easier to read there. However, bids must be placed on the original tweet.

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 will donate the amount directly to the firefighters fund, and the goods/services dispatched once proof of donation has been received.

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.

Cass Moriarty's books 

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