Favel Parrett

This entry is part 17 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

Favel ParrettThis podcast features Favel Parrett, a crafty author who will crochet a lap-blanket for her auction winner. 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.

Who is Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett is a Victorian writer who loves to surf. Her first novel, Past the Shallows, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary award, and she was awarded the Antarctic Arts Fellowship to complete research for her second novel, When the Night Comes. Her third novel, There Was Still Love – has just been released in Australia and will be published in the UK in February 2020.

Favel Parrett’s offer

If you buy any of my books in Jan, my author royalties (10% retail price) will go to help wildlife affected by bushfires. The charities I have chosen are Wires Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife Victoria I will publish the figures of books sold (BookScan) and amount raised at the end of January.

my #AuthorsForFireys auction item is a crocheted shell knee blanket like the one in photo. But you get to choose the colours!! It will take me about 5 days to make once you choose your colours. I use pure Australian wool. To bid, reply below ⭐️ auction ends Jan 11th.

Please reply to tweet to bid on this item.

Bookstores contributing

As we discussed in Favel Parrett’s interview, lots of bookstores are contributing. Here is an example.

We’ve been heartsick watching the bushfire crisis unfold these past months. So throughout January, we’ll be collecting donations at Readings to give to the Red Cross and we’ll match each of your donations (up to $10,000). (Photo credit: Matthew Abbott).

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.

favel Parrett will make a unique crochet lap blanket for her auction winner 

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