Operation Auction!

As I mentioned on the blog yesterday, my wonderful friend Fatin lost her husband in a tragic shooting.

Fatin has been an integral part of the romance community for years – she owns and runs the RR@H Novel Thoughts and Book Talk blog, is an administrator of the WriteMinded loop, an author assistant and a tireless advocate for romance novels. She is also a friend to many in this community. On Tuesday, March 8th, she lost her husband in a senseless act of violence, leaving her alone with four children. You can read more about the tragedy here

The romance community would like to rally around her. Therefore, we will be holding auctions on ebay the last week of March. More information on exact days and donations will follow.

If you are an editor / agent / author / Or anyone else for that matter and would like to donate something for the auction – such as a critique, mentoring, lunches at RT or RWA, swag, signed books, etc., please contact me at jaciATjaciburtonDOTcom or use the contact form on my website with your donation items. Your help is greatly appreciated! Some examples of auction items might be signed books, baskets of fun stuff, critiques, lunches, mentoring, ARCs, pitch help, offers of specialty services like graphics design, etc. The totally awesome Larissa Ione asked readers recently what type of items they’d most like to bid on, so you might find this list helpful

4 thoughts on “Operation Auction!

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    I just found out and I’m sick about it. I’ve “known” Fatin for years. My heart goes out to her and her family. I’m going to donate to the auction now. What a tragic, senseless thing to happen.

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    […] donate something–a critique, books, gift basket–head over to this post on RR@H or visit Jaci Burton’s blog who is also gathering […]

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    Brenda Chin says:

    I’d be happy to offer a 3 chapter critique with a follow up phone call.

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    Pamela Clare says:

    I went to say happy birthday to her on Facebook and saw the terrible news. It’s just heartbreaking. Fatin is such a sweetheart and does so much to be supportive of authors and helpful to readers. I cannot imagine what she and her kids are going through right now.

    I’ll be in touch to offer something for the auction. I’m so glad this is happening.

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