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Gabrielle Reid

This entry is part 11 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

This podcast features author Gabrielle Reid, who is donating items for 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.

About Gabrielle Reid

Gabrielle Reid is an English-born Australian writer of contemporary fiction. She lives near Lake Macquarie in NSW with her husband, three children and two playful kittens. Gabrielle began writing as a small child and never stopped. She’s been dreaming of a writing career since she was seven, but took a few detours along the way. Gabrielle holds a Master of Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts with Diploma of Education. Her first YA novel, The Things We Can’t Undo​was released in May 2018 and received the Australian Association of Family Therapist’s Book Award in 2019.

Gabrielle Reid’s website is here https://www.justkeepreiding.com/.

Adele Walsh has tried to collate all #AuthorsForFireys auction items here.
Gabrielle Reid’s offer

The Things We Can't Undo

#AuthorsForFireys for readers nationwide (worldwide!) I’m offering a signed copy of #ttwcu with bookish accessories (notebook, pencil case, bookmark) plus the opportunity to name a character in my next book. Check out the hashtag for more and bid generously! #AustralianFires


#AuthorsForFireys For #teachers in Sydney, Central Coast or Newcastle (DM me if you’re further away & I’ll see what I can do) I’m offering a full day of creative writing workshops with your students or mentorship with Ext II English students. #AussieED

Animal Rescue Craft Guild

Gabrielle Reid says “The animal rescue craft guild, which includes patterns and a regularly updated list of what’s most needed from crafters, is here. Patterns for needed items are here.”

There are more animal rescue craft guilds so look around, see where your skills best fit. Groups are welcoming and helpful.

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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