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Authors for Japan – a Repost from Paper Tigers

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When Marjorie from Paper Tigers posted this announcement several days back, we knew we had to repost it here on Gathering Books. This is truly a lovely initiative to help out the people in Japan who have shown such grace, determination, and courage regardless of everything that they are presently going through.

Authors for Japan is an on-line auction that would be running until Sunday, the 20th of March, at 8 pm. Some of the “items” up for bid would include a “Frank and Fearless 1000-word critique by Katie Fforde”; your own name as a character in a book in Tommy Donbavand’s new, top secret series in addition to three signed Scream Street books. Our very own Filipino Author based in London Candy Gourlay is putting up a paperback edition of Tall Story signed and drawn on by Candy herself. There are quite a number of things that you can choose from as offered by these lovely authors. Authors for Japan is an on-line auction set up by author Keris Stainton in the hopes of raising money for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. So do click on this link and see how you can help.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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