WABIAD – We’re doing it again!

It is a sad reality that kids get sick. I don’t mean just a simple cold or cough – I mean really sick. Life threatening sick – and there isn’t always a happy ending, no matter how many stories I write to try and convince myself otherwise.

So on Sunday the 17th of August I’m doing it again!

Me with our WABIAD 2013 awards!

Me with our WABIAD 2013 awards!

I’m joining 9 other talented writers from the Northern Beaches Writers’ Group taking on the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day (WABIAD) challenge. This is the second year for some of us, while a few other brave souls have joined the cause for the first time – and it’s a good one – we’re raising money for the Kids Cancer Project at Westmead Children’s Hospital!

What do we have to do? Well at 8am we are given a random setting, 2 humans, 1 non-human, 1 issue and 5 random words, then we have to write, illustrate, print and bind the children’s book by 8pm that night (now you know why I’m referring to our group as brave!). Wish us luck – it’s a big ask, but I know we can do it!

NBWG WABIAD team featured in the Daily Telegraph

NBWG WABIAD team featured in the Daily Telegraph in 2013

Last year, we were pretty chuffed to be awarded Best Book and Best Illustrations – and we raised the most Sponsorship nationally! And that’s where you come in. We’ll put in the hard work on the day, but you can help too – by becoming a sponsor!

Simply CLICK HERE then select Northern Beaches Writers’ Group. It’s up to you how much you want to give – but remember big or small, every cent will go towards helping change the plight of a precious child.

I’m dedicating the day to a very special little boy who has touched my life – perhaps your donation will be the one that makes a difference for a child just like him.

Thank you to my fellow NBWG team members: Leah Boonthanom, Zoya Nojin, Kirsten Taylor, Kylie Pfeiffer, Mijmark, Chris Lake, Susan Steggall, Madi Duncan and especially Zena Shapter for getting us all organised!

And a big thank you to all of you who support us by donating.

You can read more about last year’s experience here and here and watch this space – I’ll be sure to let you know how we go this year!