It has been amazing how the community, both here in Australia and overseas have responded to the crisis and my own writers community has set up an online Twitter auction under the hashtag #AuthorsforFireys. There is some amazing books and more on offer.
When I wrote THE POSTMISTRESS I set it in beautiful Gippsland and, for those who've read it, you will know that a bushfire plays a huge role in the story. Last year a real bushfire directly impacted the real town (Walhalla) on which Maiden's Creek is based. This year's fires are further to the east so fingers crossed Walhalla stays safe. Just to give you some idea of the scale of these fires... Below are some images from the fire that nearly took Walhalla last year...(reproduced with consent of the photographer)
If you would like to bid on a signed copy of THE POSTMISTRESS (bids are currently at Aus$100), the link is: https://twitter.com/AlisonStuart14/status/1213965230662799360 .
Auction ends Sat 11 at 11pm Australian time.