Authors for the Philippines


I wanted to take this opportunity to share the amazing Authors For The Philippines auction site.

On Friday 8th November, Typhoon Haiyan tore its brutal way across the Philippines killing thousands and leaving more homeless. The devastation is beyond our comprehension and, as time goes on, the massive impact of this catastrophe becomes even more evident. The people of the Philippines desperately need our help, and last week dozens of authors rallied to the cause and donated their time and creative materials to this incredible auction. This auction is by no means just for the super-rich and you can get some amazing things, and know that you are helping people too.

Please have a browse and put your bids in before 8pm GMT Weds 20th November. You can bid from any country but remember postage and all bids must be in GBP. You can bid as an individual, group, or maybe a school or community organisation.

Have a good browse through – but here is a small selection of what’s on offer at the moment!

A signed and doodled in copy of Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Two places at a swanky literary lunch in North London with goodie bags and lots of booky talk.

Signed books and a character name in the next book from top YA author James Dawson Very cool thing to have!

Character names in the next book by Caroline Smailes How amazing to actually have your name in someone’s book!

I also love all the original artwork in this auction – pieces from Axel Scheffler, Adrian Reynolds, Clara Vulliamy and loads more.

If you are bidding for a school, you can bid for an author visit from superb writers like Catherine McPhail, Candy Gourlay, Teri Terry, Mo O’Hara, Tony Bradman, Niel Bushnell, Lucy Coats, Nicky Singer… Oh the list is long and impressive!

So have a good look around, and bid.
You won’t regret it!