Three writers from the Nashville area have set up a blog where they'll be auctioning off prizes involving writers, agents, and editors, to help victims of the recent flooding. I've just added a 30 minute phone call consultation with an aspiring author as one of the things to bid on. Head over to their blog in the next few days to see the list of great items up for auction, and to bid on 30 minutes with yours truly, CLICK HERE.
On a personal note, in the fall of 2009, I participated in the SCBWI Midsouth conference held in Nashville. I met loads of friendly and wonderful people, from the conference coordinators, to volunteers, to aspiring writers. I got to take in some local flavor at several terrific restaurants, embarked on a walking tour of the city, and sneaked into the Country Music Hall of Fame (pictured right) before heading out. Much of what I saw, including the Hall of Fame, is being severely damaged by the flood waters even as I type this.Please head over to their blog and see what you can do to help.