Genre for Japan

My fellow Dark Central Stationers and I will be giving away goodies next week as part of the Genre for Japan auction. Here is the statement from Genre for Japan about their formation and mission:

“In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on March 11th, the world looked on in horror. We all saw the footage of the destruction caused by the initial earthquake and its aftershocks, and we were appalled by the sheer force of the tsunami it triggered–not to mention the threat posed by damage to Japan’s nuclear power stations, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis which has developed in the country.

We all felt so small and so far away – but were united in our desire to help.

Genre for Japan was set up by members of the speculative fiction community with one goal: to do what we can, however small.

From 28th March 2011, we will be auctioning special, rare and unique items donated by people who love genre just as much as you do: trust us – you don’t just want these things. You need them. You do. What are they? You’ll just have to wait and see…

All proceeds from the auctions will go to the Japan Tsunami Appeal run by the British Red Cross.”

You can bid on the Dark Central Station urban fantasy bundle here.

There are many other excellent and unique items for auction. This is a great chance to participate in a worthy cause and get some cool stuff for yourself, as well.

Even more Maddy!

I’m so pleased to announce that Ace has asked me to write another three books in the Black Wings series, so there will now officially be at least six novels featuring Madeline Black, Beezle, Gabriel and the rest of the gang.

The release date for book three should be announced some time late this year.

In the meantime, you can keep up with Maddy and Beezle as they try to make it to the late showing of Toy Story 3 in my serialized short story “Night Out” over at Dark Central Station. Part Seven will be published tomorrow!