#AuthorsForFireys podcast: Elizabeth Knox

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

This podcast features Kiwi author Elizabeth Knox, who is donating items for the #AuthorsForFireys auction. This fundraiser is 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 Elizabeth Knox

The best way to meet Elizabeth Knox is to listen to her on the podcast, but here’s the short version. Elizabeth has been a full time writer since 1997. She has published twelve novels and three autobiographical novellas and a collection of essays. Her best known books are The Vintner’s Luck, and The Dreamhunter Duet. (Dreamhunter and Dreamquake). Her latest isThe Absolute Book. Elizabeth has an ONZM, is an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate, and won the Prime Minister’s Award if Fiction in 2019. Elizabeth teaches World Building at Victoria University and lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her husband, Fergus Barrowman, and her son, Jack.

Although Jack Barrowman predates Captain Jack, played by John Barrowman, it is a source of amusement.

Elizabeth Knox’s offer

‘Understatement’ is the word that springs to mind regarding Elizabeth’s bio and offer below. She’s a New Zealand treasure who rarely makes offers like this manuscript assessment. If in doubt, listen to the full podcast. Then, if you’re an author, bid! Bid high! Don’t get sniped!

#AuthorsForFireys To the highest bidder I offer one whole manuscript assessment. I’m best with novels. I have 13 in print. Please bid below. Here’s me: http://elizabethknox.com

Please bid 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 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.

The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox 

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