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:

Anonymous said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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!)

Karen Jones Gowen said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

RHYTHM AND RHYME said...

A wonderful idea, hope you raise alot.

Yvonne.

Anonymous said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good to see so many promoting this!

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Anita Saxena said...

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

Old Kitty said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Alix said...

Fabulous idea!

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Mari said...

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?

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Lisa Gail Green said...

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!

Jemi Fraser said...

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

VR Barkowski said...

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.

Stephanie Thornton said...

What a fabulous idea!

Al said...

Brilliant idea.

Anonymous said...

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.

Arlee Bird said...

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

Lee
Tossing It Out

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

Stephanie - I agree! Margot's awesome :)

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Golden Eagle said...

That is a great idea!

Deniz Bevan said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Bethany Elizabeth said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

laughingwolf said...

excellent idea!

too bad i have no works to contribute :(

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Velvet Over Steel said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

LTM said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Helen Ginger said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea for a noble cause!

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Susan Fields said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

This is such a brilliant idea.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

A great idea!

DEZMOND said...

thumbs up for Margot!

Aubrie said...

What a great cause!

M Pax said...

A great cause, indeed.

Dawn Simon said...

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

cleemckenzie said...

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

cleemckenzie said...

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

TerryLynnJohnson said...

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

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

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

kathrynjankowski said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

Dez - I agree! Big thumbs up :)

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Theresa Milstein said...

Great cause. Thanks for the link!

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful :o)

Jemi Fraser said...

Niki - I agree - Margot has a brilliant idea here

Renae said...

What a wonderful idea!

Emy Shin said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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

Jemi Fraser said...

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