Thanks to Dreaming in Books I became aware of this important book tour:
To honor National Domestic Violence Awareness month, author Swati Avasthi has combined a blog tour for her debut novel, Split, with a charity auction. Over 40 authors, agents and editors have donated manuscript critiques, personalized books, and more to an online auction that anyone –reader, writer, booklover — can bid on and buy. All proceeds go to the Family Violence Prevention Fund. In addition to the auction, Avasthi is donating $1/comment on her 26-stop, month-long blog tour, coordinated by Kari Olson at Teen Book Scene. If she reaches her goal and cap of $250, she will double the donation. Follow the tour, get stuff you want, and make a difference.
The tour schedule, which actually began on 1 October,can be found here.
I haven’t read Split yet, maybe I will during the ReadAThon this weekend. I do know it’s getting a lot of good reviews and I know that working to reduce domestic violence is a worthwhile cause. I almost said ‘fighting domestic violence’ but something that sounded so wrong! Follow the tour, learn more about the book and author and maybe win a prize! We may be late to the party, but I think we need to go!