#AuthorsForFireys podcast: Jessica White

This entry is part 13 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

This podcast features author Jessica White 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.

Jessica White is the author of the novels A Curious Intimacy (2007) and Entitlement (2012) and a hybrid memoir about deafness, Hearing Maud (2019). Her short stories, essays and poems have appeared widely in Australian and international literary journals and she has won awards, funding and residencies. She is currently writing an ecobiography of Georgiana Molloy (1805-1843), Western Australia’s first female scientist. Jessica is a ‘fellow’ at the Rachel Carson Center for the Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. You can find her at www.jessicawhite.com.au

Jessica White’s offer

#AuthorsForFireys Bris1DIVERSITY. Signed copies of

  • Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko;
  • Heat & Light by Ellen van Neervan;
  • Everything I Never Said by Samantha Wheeler
  • Other: Hearing Maud by Jessica White plus books pictured (above).
Cass Moriarty is a busy woman, with 10 bundles of books!

Cass has about 10 bundles of books by Brisbane writers – you can go straight to her feed to find them: https://twitter.com/MoriartyCass.

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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