Monday, January 17, 2011

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal

I first saw this post over at The Pink Heart Society, and it has been making its way around the writing community. Please take a few moments to read it and pass it on. Small acts can mean so much in times of need.

We've all seen the devastation the recent Queensland floods have wrought and have wondered how we can help. We know that for many affected families, books will not be high on their priorities list for some time to come.


We also know how valuable books can be in providing time out when reality gets tough.


With the aid of some wonderful volunteers, we've put together a Romance Writers of Australia Flooded Communities Book Appeal.

What we need?

FICTION BOOKS! Romance books, children's books, young adult books, genre books, whatever – either new or in sparkling condition.

Please send them to:

RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal
PO Box 1717
Noosaville Post Office
Noosaville BC
Queensland 4566

When to send them?

Now! And any time over the next few months. The books will be boxed and delivered to the appropriate libraries/schools/neighbourhood centres/community centres in batches as soon as the communities are ready to receive them. We’ll be liaising with councils, libraries and schools to ensure this is done appropriately. Feel free to pop a note inside, or if you're an author, sign it.

All languages welcome - please repost.


  1. How nice!! I hadn't seen this.
    Thanks for the info!!

  2. Hello lovely Rula. I hadn't heard of this but I've been a bit snowed under. Is there any cut-off date? I will re-post it in a few days along with other news.

    Thanks for your enthusiastic support of the Pub. Party. Are you sure you don't want any prizes this week? Maybe I should have added a romance to the offers.

    Denise :)