Ayelet Waldman is blogging about her work for the Obama campaign, most recently a fundraiser she's running called "Books for Barack." Dozens of contemporary authors are sending her signed copies of their books to be auctioned off at various fundraising events. Whether you're contributing books or bidding on them, it's a great way for writers to help the Democratic campaign. As Ayelet says, "Seems that there are lots of writers who, like me, think that a Palin/McCain presidency (and I use that order on purpose; who in their right mind thinks he's the driving force of that ticket?) would be a colossal nightmare for the entire world. You don't have to be in the intellectual elite to know what's coming if those jokers win the election." Check out her site here.