Aussie bushfires: buy a book support an author

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

Aussie bushfires: buy a book support an author

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

So many people have been affected by the bushfires and as individuals it's hard to know the best way to help. I love the super supportive nature of the indie author community, we all help each other.

So how better to help than by buying some books from those affected by the fires. What a lovely way to give a mental and financial boost to a fellow author.

We've created a list separated by genre below.

We'll add to this list so if you know an Aussie author who has been affected, comment with their name or drop us an email and we'll add them in.

Australia Bushfire


Els Dirickx

One of our most special illustrators, who we collaborated with to publish Can You See the Magic. Her town is surrounded by fires and the market town where we first met has been severely burnt.


Laura Sykes

Tara Devaney-Thompson
Deadly Love

Biblical fiction

Susan Preston


Mirren Hogan
Facebook event auction for Mirren who lost her home

Contemporary Fiction Author

Jodi Gibson

Children's Picture Book

Renita Chou
Space Detour

Arikai Reverse Art Website

Jon Ray
Gorp: Goblin Janitor

Science Fiction

Rachel Unwin


There's a large promotion going on over on twitter with auctions and other fundraising efforts. Just search #authorsforfireys to find out more on twitter. Or read how it works on their guide.

Spend With Them

Help rebuilt towns and businesses affected by the fire

A Fire Experience

Deep Peace Trust shares their story in this heartfelt blog

Other ways to donate

Many charitable organisations are running bushfire collections with different focus points. Here are just a small selection of options to donate directly to those affected by the fires:
Victoria’s Country Fire Authority
The Australian Red Cross
St Vincent de Paul Society
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
WIRES - Emergency Fund for Wildlife



Chris Stead

Chris Stead is an award-winning author and editor with over 26-years of experience in the publishing industry. After publishing over 1000 magazines and launching a dozen commercial websites, fatherhood saw him turn his attention to the world of children's picture books and self-publishing. He now makes books for himself and countless indie authors around the globe.

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