There are all kinds of things authors and the writing community are doing for the people of Japan. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything to get in on – so many people wanting to help that the groups doing anything filled up their quotas fast. So, I thought, why not do something myself?

And within a few hours, we have Indie Authors Relief Fund, a joint effort of indie authors to raise funds for disaster relief efforts. Our first project, of course, is for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Several indie authors are jumping in with signed books, swag, critiques and other goodies and services. Check it out at

Auctions have already started and more are being added. So far, authors include me (duh!), Brenda Pandos, E.J. Stevens, Lisa Yarde, Michelle Gregory and more to be added.

Please help us help Japan! And get some awesome goodies in return. If you’ve already exceeded your contribution limits, you can help by spreading the word. And if you’re an indie author and have something you’d like to throw in for an auction, please email me at kristie (at) kristiecook (dot) com.

Thank you!!!