When disasters like this happen, I believe they bring the very, very best out in us all. So, I'm asking you to donate to the Red Cross or other relief organization. Give if you can, even if it's a couple dollars. It'll help.
Margot at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist did (is still doing) an incentive for the Christchurch, New Zealand disaster, and it's inspired me. So, here's the deal. I'll do 5 prize packs to motivate you. Not sure what they'll be (definitely a book and something else...yeah, not sure yet).
1. Comment to this post that you're doing something to help. I don't care what it is, and you don't have to tell me. Just post.
2. Spread the word like wildfire. On your blog, your Facebook, your Twitter, wherever. Just tell people.
I'll pick five random posts next Saturday, 3/19/11, for my mystery (even to me) prize packs.
UPDATE! I perused B&N yesterday and came up with the following INCENTIVE PRIZES. Yay! I've either recently read (and loved) these books or come across great reviews for them.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beadoin
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Plus, a decadent Endangered Species chocolate bar! UPDATE!
Please, please help if you're able!