The news has been horrifying lately, what with massive earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan (and a potential nuclear disaster in the offing) and now military operations over Libya, but there is still plenty of good news in the world - including an upcoming auction (spanning at least two weeks' time) to raise money for relief for Japan.
You can read all about it over at Children's Authors and Illustrators for Japan (abbreviated as "kidlit4japan"), an effort helmed by Greg R. Fishbone to benefit the victims of the Sendai quake and tsunami.
The auction opens tomorrow at 9 a.m. I've seen the daily schedule for this week (because I donated something), and there are going to be some fabulous items and opportunities available during the coming days. My something (a poetry critique) goes up on the block on Tuesday afternoon.
All monies collected will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help with relief in Japan.
I hope you'll bookmark the Kidlit4Japan site and check often over the next two weeks to see what items are available!