I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Nashville Needs Us
Victoria Schwab's email:
So Nashville has had a HARD time of it these past few days, and several Nashville authors - Myra McEntire, Amanda K. Morgan and Victoria Schwab - have come together to host an auction.
Here's the scoop:
On May 1st and 2nd, Nashville, Tennessee received a record amount of rain—nearly 13.5 inches. By May 3rd, huge portions of our city were under water, including the The Grand Ole Opry, Opryland, The Nashville Symphony Hall, the downtown area, and countless homes. Families, many of whom did not have flood insurance, have lost everything. One of the hydro plants is flooded, which means we’re running short on water. Many lives have been extinguished and more bodies are being recovered each day.
And yet, Tennessee continues to be largely ignored by the national media. A large portion of the local media, including Fox News and CBS, is flooded. They are doing their best to work without proper equipment. Nashville is not getting the exposure it needs, which means not receiving the aid that our city so desperately requires.
Our city is drowning. Will you help us?
Victoria Schwab, Amanda K. Morgan, and Myra McEntire --all Nashville authors-- have come together to host an auction.
We're auctioning off critiques, signed books, and more from authors, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. ALL proceeds to: http://www.cfmt.org/floodrelief/
If any of you can donate ANYTHING, please please let me know. We've already got some items, a trailer by Vania Stoyanova among critiques and signed books, but we need ANYTHING you can give.
Thanks guys. It's always amazing to see the writing community come together, and this has been no exception.
The blog where the auction will take place (emails are there too if you have something to donate): http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com/