Sunday, May 16, 2010

Auction for Writers, Readers

Bestselling author Brenda Novak runs a fundraiser in honor of her youngest son who was diagnosed with Type 1 at five years old, and the millions of others who suffer from diabetes. The proceeds have one purpose—to help find a cure—and will go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami. Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research is a registered 501(c)3, so any cash donation is tax deductible.

This year the auction is dedicated to Brenda's dear friend who passed away last fall, Kate Duffy. Kate was an editor at Kensington Books. Last year, Brenda raised over $270,000. She's hoping to break that record this year.

Click on the flashing top banner to check out the goodies. If you're a reader, there are hundreds of autographed books and lunches with authors. For writers, there are dozens of editor, author, and agent critiques, lunches, and edits. The prices are cheap (so far) compared to what you'd pay a professional editor. The Famous Author Himself may bid on one evaluation by a hot shot mystery editor: For $47 bucks (current bid) he's thinking about getting the bosses at Tyrus Books to read his manuscript. Check out Brenda's auction ... for diabetes research.

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