Check Out the Romance for Maui Silent Auction -- Bids Close August 21!
Like so many people, we were devastated to hear of the Maui wildfires and the horrible toll they’ve taken on the island and its people. As of this posting on August 19, the Lahaina, Olinda, and Kula fires have led to the deaths of 114 people and destroyed more than 3,000 acres of land and thousands of homes. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, some still searching for loved ones who are missing, and with the destruction of Lahaina, a vibrant and culturally important community has been lost.
In order to help raise money and awareness for relief efforts, we’ve donated a signed copy of our debut, Mirror Witch, plus a query-package critique for writers seeking agents or editors, to the Romance for Maui silent-auction fundraiser.
But if that doesn’t entice you, romance authors like Beverly Jenkins, Tessa Dare, Olivia Dade, Denise Williams, Julia Quinn, Katee Robert, Tessa Bailey, and Rebekah Witherspoon have donated signed books, annotated books, special swag, and even AMA Zoom chats to the cause—and that’s just the beginning. Bidding is open now and will remain so until 4 p.m. CST on August 21.
All proceeds will go to the Maui Fire Relief Fund, Maui Strong Fund, Hawai’i Food Bank, University of Hawai’i Foundation, and World Central Kitchen in Maui.
To check out the Romance for Maui auction, click this link: https://www.32auctions.com/romanceformaui
To check out the Phoebe Walker auction, click this link: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/111621/auctions/148453/auction_items/4723834
If you’re not a romance fan and/or would prefer to donate directly to one of the relief organizations listed above, here are some direct links:
Maui Fire Relief Fund https://mauiunitedway.org/disasterrelief
Maui Strong Fund https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
Hawai’i Food Bank https://hawaiifoodbank.org/Maui-Relief
University of Hawai’i Foundation https://www.uhfoundation.org/give/giving-opportunity/help-maui
World Central Kitchen in Maui https://donate.wck.org/give/508200/
Thank you so much for reading—please help and share the info for these auctions and organizations if you can!