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28 December 2014

AUSXIP Starship Auction - Authors and Artists Shout Out! Please Share

It's that time of year again when I put a call out to authors, artists and readers. Our annual AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction is fast approaching (way way too fast IMO). The 2015 AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction is dedicated to the show we love and to the Xenaverse which is one giant family.

Come join me in raising a lot of money for Starship in honour of the Warrior Princess and her Battling Bard!


Since 2006 when we had our first Starship auction we have raised $115K+ which is pretty nifty. I know the Starship Foundation is so appreciative of this annual event. They have gone out of their way to help and support it. This annual event will be held once again on 21-27 March 2015.

As in previous years I am accepting donations of books and this year I'm going to make it easier by including ebooks into the mix. If you would like to donate your books (whichever flavour they are in), I'm more than happy to accept them!

In previous years we also had authors donate a character's name to the auction. That has been so successful where the winning bidder gets to name a character in an upcoming novel KG Macgregor has done this on a few occasions and other authors as well). So if you are an author and would like to donate a character for your next book, please and thank you!

If you would like to help other budding writers with some help with their writing or give them a helping hand etc etc - that too would be super. In a previous auctions we had Steven L. Sears and Katherine Fugate donate their time to look at and help a couple of script writers.

Are you an artist and would like to donate your work? Yes please and thank you!
Some ideas (other than donating your digital or physical art) would be to help a budding artist learn from you.

The goal is to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy organisation. I've gone to Starship a few times and they are an amazing group of people so it's a real pleasure to hold this auction for them.

So. Spread the word, donate your books, artwork or a fictional character or offer to help a budding author or artist with getting their work off the ground - I'm more than happy to accept your donation!

Thank you and please share my note with any groups you belong to and your friends. Let's spread the word and get ready for a 20th Anniversary Blast Off!

Email me for more information!



24 December 2014

Win A Signed Copy of Awakenings by MaryD on Goodreads!

Here's a great giveaway! Check it out below



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Awakenings by Mary D. Brooks


by Mary D. Brooks

Giveaway ends December 31, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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In the fourth novel in the Intertwined Souls series, Awakenings continues with Eva and Zoe's tumultuous journey to Greece and Germany.They leave Greece with a new understanding of the past and a renewed purpose for their lives. In Germany they discover unknown secrets and gifts that span generations. With hidden truths uncovered and a peek of their future, they can now work toward making their once impossible dreams come true.

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15 December 2014

AUSXIP's 18th Birthday Today!!

Today is AUSXIP's 18th Birthday! Xena is 19 years old and AUSXIP is 18. Amazing that. The main banner has changed to reflect the festive mood today. Artwork, of course, by the amazing Lucia Nobrega!


Thank you once again to everyone for your support! We have a stellar year coming up with Xena's 20th birthday and the next AUSXIP Starship Auction in March. Lots of fun stuff and we will have some giveaways as well to mark Xena's 20th year!

Battle On!



14 December 2014

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