As the tragic devastation caused by the Maui fires continues to weigh on hearts across the world, we all look for ways that we can help. Enter the Kānaka Maoli authors and publishing professionals with a brilliant idea that will appeal to those who write, read, and share a love of books. This group launched Books for Maui, an online auction supporting Maui relief efforts following the recent wildfires.
Donated items include manuscript critiques, query critiques, author visits, and autographed books as a way for the writing and publishing community to help with recovery efforts. Donations will go to the Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and the Maui Food Bank.
Agents, authors, and other publishing professionals have joined forces to offer a huge selection of items up for bid. Check out the offering of a query critique from MUF’s own Heather Murphy Capps!
The full list of auction items can be found here. The auction opened on August 21 and will conclude on August 25 at midnight Hawaii Standard Time, so act quickly!