Sharing from Tracy Barrett and the Child_Lit listserv: Most of you have heard, I’m sure, about the horrendous rains and flooding in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas. Several of my friends have lost everything, and one had to be rescued from a second-floor window in a canoe. Many people didn’t have flood insurance because they don’t live in a flood plain. This flooding is truly an unheard-of event, so this doesn’t mean they were careless or lax.
Two of SCBWI-Midsouth’s enterprising members, Amanda Morgan and Myra McEntire, have put together a relief effort called "Do the Write Thing for Nashville" http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com or http://tinyurl.com/25ng3n8 where they will auction off all sorts of goodies related to children’s books and writing for children, including critiques by agents and editors. I don’t know who these agents and editors are, but Amanda reports that the site has had a great response. There will also be signed books and other swag.
Please alert your colleagues to this site and to Amanda and Myra’s Facebook page
or http://tinyurl.com/2dcxvqs as there will be some great services and books to bid on. It would be great if you wanted to make a donation of a book or a critique too, of course!