On May 22nd Canadian Author CA King, author of The Portal Prophecies, decided to make a call to action to other authors to support the relief effort in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Numerous authors participated in the event, including indie heavy hitters E.A. Copen, J.D. Cunegan as well as the new literary magazine Books & Quills.
The event on the 22nd was completely online and each hour featured authors who were willing to give their time for this cause, and a few of them went farther than that to also donate royalties in support of Fort McMurray.
The schedule was as follows:
9:00 A.M. – Welcome message & look at the line up for the day
10:00 A.M. – D. R. Perry
11:00 A.M. – Deanne Bourassa
12:00 P.M – Ashley Nestler (creator of Go Indie Now Subscription Book Box)
1:00 P.M. – Caron Ann King (The Portal Prophecies)
2:00 P.M. – E.A. Copen
3:00 P.M. – Daryl J Ball
4:00 P.M. – Party time with Ryan King
5:00 P.M. – Party Time
6:00 P.M. – Kristan Cannon
7:00 P.M. – Books & Quills Magazine – represented by Diannika Alyse Star & Mayra Pérez González
8:00 P.M. – Leslie Conzatti-The Upstream Writer
9:00 P.M. – J.D. Cunegan
10:00 P.M. – Carol Ann King (The Portal Prophecies)
Some authors opened the proverbial microphone for question and answers, others posted clips and excerpts of their work. One created an hour long playlist on Youtube and included that as part of their hour. Another cooked a dinner full of “brain food”, live, for the hour as well as answered questions.
Author CA King is also hosting a live event on May 29th in Brantford, Ontario (Canada) at the Starving Artist Gallery & Café, located at 42 Dalhousie St. The link to the Facebook event is here :https://www.facebook.com/events/264765733869081/