I'm just popping in quickly to mention the post below from fellow author Celine Kiernan. It speaks (quite eloquently) for itself so if anyone is interested...
In 2009, Alexandra Trotsenko, a Russian artist living in Ireland, had her fingers cut off. This happened during the course of a vicious knife attack in her own home. The attacker has since been jailed for 16 years, but without expensive surgery, Alexandra will not draw again. Many artists in the Irish community have come together to donate our work to a special charity auction, hoping to pay for the prosthesis which may help Alexandra resume her career. This Art for Alexandra auction is on the 27th of November (this Sunday coming)
With the permission of my UK/US publishers Orbit, I will be donating my personal copy of the signed limited edition Moorehawke print that Orbit commissioned last year.
As part of the same lot I am also donating a signed copy of the 2008 special limited print run of the Irish first edition of The Poison Throne.
This is the very first printing of The Poison Throne and the one that has the lovely gold embossed covers that fold out into a map.
The artwork will be signed and framed and both it and the book are up for bids as LOT 158 with all the other donated art at Adams Auction house in Blackrock on November 27th 2011. Remember there is no lower limit to any of the bids, the idea is to raise as much money as possible so bid whatever you can because all of it will go towards getting Alexandra back to work. Even if you cannot bid, please support this great cause by tweeting or facebooking it – spread the word.
You can contact Adams Auction house for details of the auction or you can donate directly to
BANK OF IRELAND LIVELINE ACCOUNT (Montrose branch)
ACCOUNT NO. 70546818
SORT CODE 90 13 51