I was just over at Shannon Messenger's very awesome blog, http://ramblingsofawannabescribe.blogspot.com/ and she posted this.
I'm pretty sure you've heard me mention an event I went to about a year and a half ago called Project Book Babe. It was kind of a big deal for me, not only because it was the reason I finally overcame my fears and doubts and wrote the book that landed me my agent. But also because since then, I've been lucky enough to become friends with Faith--the Book Babe herself--and I am not exaggerating when I say that she is one of my all time favorite people.
What was Project Book Babe?
Basically it was proof that the children's writing world is the most amazing place on the planet. Tons and tons and TONS of authors came together to donate their time and books to raise money to pay for Faith's medical treatments as she battled breast cancer. And I'm happy to say that she fought and WON.
But--being Faith--that wasn't good enough. She's now on a mission to help other women by participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for the cure. And in order to do that, she's raising money.
She's not asking for donations. But she is holding an auction on ebay, with some of the leftover books from Project Book Babe. Books by authors like Eoin Colfer and Stephenie Meyer and tons of others. And they're up for bidding AS WE SPEAK--with new items going up each week. So if you love signed books and donating to an important cause, hop over to ebay to see what's up for grabs.
I know times are hard, so if you can't donate I understand. But if you want to head over and see what there is, feel free!