Hurricane Sandy Relief, Jane Austen style
Writers aren’t the most useful people to have around during a tragedy like the one that’s been unfolding in New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere after Hurricane Sandy. Our books may be a great distraction, but they can’t pump out water, replace sodden drywall, or fix power outages. But we still want to help those suffering from the storm, so we’re raising funds. This is a list of authors who plan to donate their royalties from the next two weeks to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, the United Way Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, or hurricane relief charity of personal choice. Some of the books have particular meaning in this situation, and I’ve noted that when possible. Links are set to Amazon, but this fundraiser applies wherever you purchase the book, ebook or audiobook.
These efforts represent only the individuals involved, not Austen Authors as a group. In fact, we’d be thrilled if other authors from outside the blog joined in! We’ve put the list here only as a convenience to readers.
Sally Smith O’Rourke
Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
For Myself Alone
Mr. Darcy’s Proposal
Compulsively Mr. Darcy* Partly set in NYC
C. Allyn Pierson
Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister*
The Future Mrs. Darcy
All My Tomorrows
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons
I’ll add to this list as needed.
I think Jane Austen would approve.
* indicates a traditionally published book where the author receives only aggregated sales data over 6 months, but the author has committed to donating a portion of the royalties