Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do the Write Thing

The brilliant Margot Kinberg over at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist is Doing the Write Thing. Love this idea!

Margot's putting together a charity raffle to help out the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake relief efforts. She's looking for authors who are willing to donate signed copies of their books to support the cause.  In her words...
If you are an author who’d like to donate a signed copy of one of your books, please email me at MargotKinberg(at)gmail(dot)com) and let me know that you’d like to be a part of Do the Write Thing and which title you’d like to contribute. Your donation will be greatly appreciated!! If you've already been in touch, thank you! I truly appreciate it.
And here's what Margot has to say about the raffle ...
Once the list of authors and titles is final, I’ll announce the “book packages.” You’ll then have the opportunity to win one of them. How do you get into the raffle? All we’ll ask is that you make a donation to the New Zealand Red Cross. Once you do that, you’ll be entered into the raffle, and you will have a chance to win a “book package” of terrific reads by very talented authors.
Margot - you rock!! Spread the word everyone - let's help out those in need!!

79 comments:

  1. Jemi - Wow! Thank you so much for helping me get the word out about Do the Write Thing. I'm awfully grateful to you!

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  2. Margot - you're so very welcome! This is a wonderful idea - I hope you get lots of books and donations! (I don't have a book to donate, but I'll be sending my donation!)

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  3. What a wonderful idea. I'll go check that out. I'd be happy to donate books.

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  4. Karen - It is a great idea! And I'm not surprised you'd be willing to donate - you're such a generous person! :)

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  5. Margot does rock. I shall pass along her link to an author I know. Thanks for bringing this cause to our attention, Jemi.

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  6. Yvonne - thanks! I hope it does well as well :)

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  7. Lynn - you're so welcome! I hope it's very successful - the people really need the help :)

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  8. Alex - I agree - it's a worthy cause - and nice to help :)

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  9. This is such a creative way to raise money for a good cause.

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  10. Great idea!!!! Go authors!! Take care
    x

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  11. Anita - I agree - Margot is brilliant! I hope she raises a ton :)

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  12. Old Kitty - I agree! I think Margot will find herself with a whole lot of gifts to raffle off! :)

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  13. Alexa - I agree - I hope she raises a ton of money - it's such a great cause :)

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  14. That's very generous of you, Jemi! I wish I could contribute somehow, but I don't have a novel to send in (yet) and I'm in dire need of help too. Maybe next time though?

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  15. Mari - I don't have a novel either. Here's hoping one day we're both able to help out that way!!! :)

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  16. That's awesome! Wish I had a book to donate. :D I'll help spread the word when the whole thing's put together though!

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  17. Lisa - I wish I had one too! But at least we can donate and spread the word! :)

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  18. No book, but I can certainly donate to NZ Red Cross. Thanks for spreading the word, Jemi. A very worthwhile cause. I hope Margot raises a truck load.

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  19. Thanks for the link. I'll go over an check it out! I hate to see anyone suffer and MZ has had two nasty earthquakes.

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  20. I know that many folks worldwide will be coming to the aid of the fine people of New Zealand.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  21. VR - exactly! I hope it's a big truck :)

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  22. Stephanie - I agree! Margot's awesome :)

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  23. Al - yes it is! I hope she raises a ton! :)

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  24. Stephen - I agree - NZ has had it so tough lately. I'm sure their Red Cross could use all the help we can send.

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  25. Lee - it is nice to know that regardless of the crisis there are always good folks everywhere ready to help out!

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  26. That's a great idea. Darn, wish I had a book to donate [bg]

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  27. Golden Eagle - I agree - Margot is brilliant! :)

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  28. Deniz - me too!!! At least we can still participate by donating! :)

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  29. This is such a cool idea! :) Thanks for spreading the word, it's fantastic!

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  30. Bethany - I agree - it's very cool! I'm hoping it attracts a lot of attention :)

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  31. excellent idea!

    too bad i have no works to contribute :(

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  32. Laughing Wolf - it is a great idea! I wish I had one as well - but at least we can donate :)

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  33. What a great idea! Very sad tragidy in New Zealand! Praying for them & hoping for some miracles there!!

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  34. Velvet - it has been so difficult for people in that part of the world lately. Hopefully this will help them out a bit.

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  35. that's amazing, and what a fantastic idea! Thanks for the heads up, Jemi~ :o) <3

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  36. LTM - thanks! I think it's a wonderful plan - hope it does well! :)

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  37. Wonderful idea and how great that you're spreading the word!

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  38. Helen - I agree - Margot's got a fabulous idea here! :)

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  39. What a wonderful idea for a noble cause!

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  40. Medeia - I agree - Margot's wonderful!! :)

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  41. What a fantastic idea - this blogging community never ceases to amaze me!

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  42. Makes me wish I had a book to donate!
    Really great idea :-)

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  43. What a great idea! Yay, Margot! You, too, Jemi, for spreading the word!

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  44. One super idea. I'll get in touch with Margot.

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  45. A p.s. I'll post about it on my blog.

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  46. Jemi - you are so inspiring getting involved in this as well as all that you do for the blog and writing world. Great stuff.

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  47. What a great idea! Jemi, let me know when the auction is and I'll do a post about it too. :) Thanks, Margot! Sorry I'm not a published author....but I'll be a bidder. :D

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  48. What a lovely idea! Can't offer a book, but I can donate. :)

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  49. Susan - you're so writing - blogging writers are THE best! :)

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  50. Rachel - it really is! I wish I had one as well :)

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  51. Lynda - it really is! Margot's brilliant :)

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  52. Diane - it is!!! Margot did a great job :)

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  53. Dez - I agree! Big thumbs up :)

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  54. Aubrie - it is - I hope Margot helps to raise a lot of money :)

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  55. M Pax - it is - that area has been hit with so many horrible tragedies lately!

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  56. Thanks Dawn! I think Margot's got a wonderful idea here!

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  57. C Lee - thanks! I'm so glad you're willing to help out in both ways ... and not surprised in the least :)

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  58. Terry - you're such a sweetie - thanks :) I hope Margot helps raise a ton of money!!

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  59. Sharon - Thanks!! I'll be a bidder too - I'll let you know when I hear more! :)

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  60. Kathryn - thanks! I'm in the same boat - I'll be donating too :)

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  61. Theresa - You're so welcome! It is a great cause :)

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  62. Niki - I agree - Margot has a brilliant idea here

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  63. This is a great thing. Thanks for letting us know about it, Jemi!

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  64. Renae - I think so too - Margot's brilliant! :)

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  65. Emy - you're so welcome - glad I could help spread the word! :)

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