Saturday, May 8, 2010


We wanted to give you an update about donations.

We do have a "donate" button in the works for the foundation we're contributing to, but hold onto your cash for now.

Because we have had SO MANY items donated and we want to auction off everything we can, we're working on another option.

Items will be bundled into categories such as signed books, advance reader copies, critiques, etc., and we will sell "tickets." We haven't decided on ticket prices yet, but they will most likely range from $10 to $20.

This will take place after all the main auctions are closed.

At least that's what we think - much is still in the planning stage SO NOT ALL DETAILS ARE NAILED DOWN - but we are working on it so stay tuned!

And thank you, we continue to be overwhelmed by your generosity.

Day 3 - Item 21

From author Toni McGee Causey: Signed copies of Charmed and Dangerous, Girls Just Want to Have Guns and When a Man Loves A Weapon; a "Shuck Me, Suck Me, Eat Me Raw" t-shirt (which Bobbie Faye wears all through book one); and a 25 page critique.

Day 3 - Item 20

From M.G. Buehrlen and Bria Quinlan: Winner will choose one item from their Romance Yardsale Shop - this stuff is HILARIOUS.

From C.J. Redwine: One registration for her highly successful Query Workshop. (It worked for Myra!)

Day 3 - Item 19

From author Sean Ferrell: An ARC of Numb (HarperPerennial, August 2010), as well as a handmade postcard with original art and a short-short that is set in the world of his next novel.

Where We Are

Yesterday we didn't have words.

Today, we've lost most gross motor functions and carry no hope of finding our cars in parking lots or remembering to put the cap back on the toothpaste. You say we owe you an email? We solemnly swear we're working on it.

We're plumb tuckered out, people. But that's okay.

Know why?



Carry on.

Day 3 - Item 18

From author C.J. Omololu: A signed copy of DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS and a small "shabby teddy" (plays a role in the book).

Day 3 - Item 17

Donated by author Cynthia James Omololu, a copy of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON, signed by David Levithan and John Green.

Day 3 - Item 16

From author Rachel Hawkins, a signed copy of the UK edition of HEX HALL.


Today is your last day to bid on day one items!  Comments are closed at midnight!

Did you know that the oh-so-fabulous Miss Snark is in on the bidding?  Be sure to check this day one post to see the seriously snarky bidding war going down right now:


From Amy Boggs, Associate Agent at Donald Maass Literary Agency: A fifty page manuscript critique.

NOTE: Oopsie! We had a slight technical malfunction, and this item went up a little early! But since you all are enthusiastically bidding, CARRY ON.

Day 3 - Item 15

From bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick: A signed copy of Hush Hush and a "Bo's Arcade" t-shirt.

Day 3 - Item 14

From author Rachel Vincent: A signed set of 3 Soul Screamers novels - My Soul To Take, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Keep (book three doesn't release until June 1st, so it would be an early copy).

Day 3 - Item 13

From agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary, who kicked off her career with a bang when she sold her first book in an auction, a thirty minute phone call.

Townsend sweetens the deal:  If bidding reaches $400, Suzie will include a 50 page partial critique pre-call.  If bidding reached $600, she will critique AND write an editorial letter for a FULL manuscript. 

Day 3 - Item 12

From bestselling author J.T. Ellison: A signed set of Taylor Jackson novels and 1 hardcover Killer Year Anthology.

Day 3 - item 11

From writer and blogger with YA Highway Kate Hart: 1 custom baby or lap quilt, bidders choice of colors & pattern, exact size negotiable. Image is a sample, not the actual item up for auction.

Day 3 - Item 10

From Martha Mihalick, associate editor at Greenwillow Books: A 50 page manuscript critique.

Day 3 - Item 9

From Anna Moore of Book Nerds Net: A website/blog design/makeover ($1500 value).


Sites I've done:

Day 3 - Item 8

From author Cheryl Renee Herbsman: A signed hardcover of BREATHING and a 30 page crit.

Day 3 - Item 7

From Lauren MacLeod, agent at The Strothman Agency: One full young adult manuscript critique, no more that 100k words.

Day 3 - Item 6

From author Becky Levine: The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide and a first-chapter critique.

Day 3 - Item 5

From Waxman Literary agent Holly Root: A thirty minute phone call to discuss the business.

Day 3 - Item 4

From Audry Taylor, Creative Director and co-founder of Go! Comi: A box of 60 assorted, digest-sized paperback volumes of manga. Volumes normally retail for $11 each, so the total retail value of this item would be $660.

Day 3 - Item 3

From Edgar-nominated author Saundra Mitchell: A signed copy of Shadowed Summer and a query and 5 page critique.

Day 3 - Item 2

From Susan Adrian, scientific editor and YA writer repped by sharkly agent Janet Reid, a detailed critique of the first 25 pages of your manuscript (thesis, essay, short story, whatever!). Her critiques aren't gentle, but are honest--and copyediting is thrown in for free.

Day 3 - Item 1

From young adult author Suzanne Young: Signed copies of The Naughty List and the not-yet-released So Many Boys as well as a 10 15 pg critique. 

Hey all!  Suzanne has just added a query critique to this package!  Bid now!