Saturday, February 14, 2009

sunsets and a bushfire book appeal...

This was the start of a most spectacular sunset at Tarzali yesterday evening. It went on and on after this shot was taken, lasting for almost an hour as it spread over the whole sky, growing deeper and pinker.
During this past week we've all been shocked by the Victorian bushfires and the terror and death that Nature can bring. Yesterday evening, however, it was a joy and a privilege to drink in the peace of her quiet beauty.
But that doesn't mean we've forgotten the plight of victims in Victoria and I'm adding this message from Kelly Hunter, President of Romance Writers of Australia.
We've all seen the devastation the recent Victorian bushfires 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. But...We also know how valuable books can be in providing time out when reality gets tough.
So…With the aid of some wonderful volunteers, we've put together a Romance Writers of Australia Bushfire Book Appeal.
What we need? FICTION BOOKS! Romance books, children's books, genre books, whatever– either new or in sparkling condition.
Please send them to: RWA Bushfire Book Appeal c/- 89 Rennie St Thornbury Vic 3071
When to send them? Now! And any time over the next few months. The books will be boxed and delivered to the appropriate neighbourhood centres/communitycentres/libraries in batches as soon as practicable. Feel free to pop a note inside, or if you're an author, sign it.
With thanks, Kelly Hunter On behalf of Romance Writers of Australia Inc.


2paw said...

Our country is indeed a land of beauty and terror, but her people are generous and wonderful. Thank you for the link, I know I have some books I can send.

Barbara Hannay said...

Oh, that's fabulous, 2paw. Thank you!

Brigitte said...

Thanks for passing on this appeal and I will send some, even from halfway around the world. We have met the most amazing australians last summer, and I sure want to give something back to them in this hour of need.

Barbara Hannay said...

Thanks so much Briggite. People will be thrilled and touched to receive books from France. I'm so pleased you had such a good time in Oz.