Book Auction for Japan’s Tsunami and Earthquake Victims

The earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan took the world by surprise. The devastation is mind boggling. Videos and photos of the area not only show the shaking buildings and the rising, unstoppable water as it swept across portions of Japan, but they also show the destruction left behind. In some cases, all that is left is a vast emptiness where villages, towns, and homes used to exist.

Write Hope is an international group of kidlit writers and bloggers who have come together to help survivors of Japan’s terrifying natural disaster through the auction of books.

TODAY – Wednesday, March 30th – Write Hope will be auctioning off the complete Possessions Series (including Possessions, The Evil Within, and The Screaming Season) along with Crusade cowritten with Debbie Vigué. We hope  you will join us in supporting the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami through Write Hope’s book auction. Your generosity will go a  long way toward helping people who are in desperate need of water, food, shelter, and medical supplies.

Please join us in supporting the victims of Japan’s natural disaster. Your participation matters and you can help to make a difference in many people’s lives.

From the website of Write Hope

On March 11th a 9.0 Mw megathrust earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami shocked Japan. One of the five most powerful earthquakes since 1900, the Sendai earthquake shifted the earth’s axis and shortened the length of day.

Three days later, it’s still unclear how far the damage reaches. Entire villages have been erased and hundreds of thousands of people are homeless. It is estimated tens of thousands people have been killed.

AP / The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto

We were devastated to hear of this recent disaster, and want to do our bit to help. To that end we have formed Write Hope, a group of Kidlit writers who plan to auction kidlit books, critiques, and other prizes for donation to Save the Children’s emergency relief fund.