Friday, January 21, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal

By now, the Minxes are sure many of you will have seen the appeal that has been posted on many romance authors blog over the last week or so. The devastation that has been caused by the floods and the loss of life and livelihoods is just heartbreaking so we would like each and every one of you to take a moment today to think of the difference you could bring to someone's life with the gift of books :-)

Here's the appeal:

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
Australia 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.


If you have a question about donations, email Jess Anastasi:

If you work in a library/council/community centre/school in a flood affected area, email Rachel Bailey:

For up to date information on the RWA Flooded Communities Book Appeal, please visit


Margaret James said...

UK authors and readers - don't forget the UK's Book Depository site will send books to Australia by airmail post free, so you don't even have to think about the postage! See

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea!! Whenever life gets rough, books are my number one favorite escape. Heading over to the Book Depository now!

Thanks for the heads up, ladies!!

Sutton Fox said...

Great idea. In tough times a little escape is perfect. Glad to help out.

Thanks for sharing the info.