Friday, February 13, 2009

A Week of Tears and Love

Today is the day of love..and don’t we all need it.

In case you’ve been in a time bubble, the past week has been one of horrific tragedy, senseless deaths and amazing heroism.

The massive fires in country Victoria have taken a harsh toll – not just on the growing number of deaths, but the hundreds of homes and businesses lost and thousands of acres of bushland burnt to a crisp.

I’ve spent most evenings crying over the newspaper or during the news telecast. My heart goes out to all those affected by this ferocious natural disaster.

We all can do our bit to help those unfortunate souls left homeless and destitute by the fires. As writers – and readers – we know the comfort and escapism a good book can provide during turbulent times. Now is no different.

If you have any spare books - romance, children's, genre books, whatever – either new or in sparkling condition, please send them to:

RWA Bushfire Book Appeal
c/- 89 Rennie St
Thornbury Vic 3071

Tomorrow, the wonderful ladies at the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild (MRWG) will be gathering their books and making a huge donation to those who need it.

I can’t believe another month has passed by and the meeting is here again. Where did the days go? Where did the goal of finishing my revisions disappear to? Oh well, there’s always next month.

It will be great to see the MRWG ladies and spend a few hours gas-bagging, celebrating our achievements with chocolate and most importantly, learning how to create a top-notch synopsis to blow our editors’ socks off!

Until then….have fun!


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