Wednesday, May 12, 2010


From the following Egmont USA authors:

Tricia Rayburn: Signed ARC of SIREN.

Catherine Clark: Signed ARC of MEANICURES. What's a meanicure without a manicure? I'll throw in a giftcard to Sephora for items of your choosing, and a collection of nailpolish hand-selected by me to be mailed with the ARC. Nothing mean about it!

Kristina McBride: Signed finished copy of THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES (as soon as it’s available), a framed photo of the sunflower field from the book’s trailer, and bookmarks.

Kay Cassidy: Signed ARC of THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY, mini glass slipper, glass slipper bookmark, and 30-minute private online chat.


An Egmont tote bag
A finished copy of Jaguar Stone, Book 1: Middleworld by J&P Voelkel
A finished copy of Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (this doesn't hit the shelves until June.)
An ARC of Vordak the Incomprehensible: How To Grow Up and Rule the World
A Team Vordak T-shirt (these are so limited that even Vordak's most loyal minions must grovel and beg.)

An Update on Your Hostesses

We have absolutely loved hosting this auction. All three of us have been humbled, overwhelmed and encouraged by the tremendous support of this community.

We are also ... exhausted.

You guys really surprised us. The donations came pouring in. And they NEVER EVER STOPPED. Like, seriously, another email just popped up.

We've come to the realization that in addition to the two hundred items we've posted or have yet to post, there are well over two hundred more unscheduled donations in our inbox.

As much as we'd love to continue indefinitely, we cannot. We made an attempt to bundle those two hundred plus items still in the inbox and then we started crying. And then we drank a little. And then we came to the conclusion that IT MUST END SOMEWHERE.

So it's going to end with ROUND TEN - which will go up this Saturday and end Monday at midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.

HOWEVER, for those of you who'd still like to contribute: T-SHIRTS ARE ON THE WAY.

We'll take orders here after the last auction is closed. We're trying to keep the price around $15, and we'll post the design as soon as we have one.

The hope is that you all understand how (I need an adverb but I really can't think of one)-ly grateful we are for the many, many donations and how sad we are to not be able to use them all. Your generosity is TRULY overwhelming.

That said, we're VERY EXCITED to bring you the next three days worth of auction items. They are spectacular.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for donating, bidding and spreading the word. You can contribute directly to The Community Foundation by clicking the tab above.

P.S. - J.K. Rowling, we're saving one spot on day ten just for you, just in case. Better hurry, you don't want Suzanne Collins to decide to snatch it up!

(Nothing would surprise us now.)

Day 7 - Item 18

Let's round out the afternoon! Treat #3: A signed copy of THE ACTOR AND THE HOUSEWIFE by Shannon Hale, donated by Jen Lamoureux.

Day 7 - Item 17

Treat #2! A signed copy of VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead, donated by Jamie Manning. 


Hey all,

If you were a ROUND ONE or ROUND TWO winner who emailed us the day your auction ended, and have yet to receive ANY email communication from us, it's because either A) we don't have your email or B) you haven't emailed us yet.

So (and this might be the only time we say this) PLEASE EMAIL US TO CLAIM YOUR ITEMS.  Remember, you have exactly one week (seven days) from the day your auction ended to claim your item before we move to the next highest bidder.

We love you guys for being so patient with us and really appreciate each one of you!

Amanda, Myra, and Victoria.

Day 7 - Item 16

Time for some afternoon fun! First up: A signed copy of THE DEMON'S LEXICON by Sarah Rees Brennan, donated by Carla of The Crooked Shelf blog.


Day Five auctions will close tonight at midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.

See these auctions here.


Lunch with NYT bestselling author Claudia Gray for you and up to three friends!

FROM CLAUDIA: If you win the auction, I will fly to the nearest major US/Canadian city and meet you and up to three friends/family members/any non-ax-murdering folks you'd like to invite for lunch or dinner, where I will pick up the tab. (I am also picking the restaurant, which will be nearish the airport, probably, but will be someplace nice.) Everybody at the meal gets signed copies of HOURGLASS, the third book in the EVERNIGHT series, and I'll talk with you about the series, upcoming books, writing, publishing, Stefan vs. Damon, you name it.

A couple of caveats:

1) Due to existing travel commitments, the lunch or dinner will need to take place either in July or in October. We'll work together to find a date that can suit everyone.

2) A major city is one I can fly to nonstop from Chicago on a major airline. It has to be in the United States or Canada. If you are unsure about whether the city would work, email me at evernightclaudia at gmail dot com, subject line "big city for DTWT auction," and I can let you know before you bid.

3) Thanks to the awesome author of WAKE, Lisa McMann, for being brave enough to do this and inspire me to follow in her footsteps!


Day 7 - Item 15

From Molly Kempf, Senior Editor at Scholastic: A critique of a children's book concept, outline, and first 30 pages of the manuscript. 

NOTE FROM MOLLY: If the bid goes over $500, I’ll critique the winner’s entire manuscript and critique the concept and first 30 pages of the runner up!

Day 7 - Item 14

Donated by Colleen Lindsay: 

1. A signed limited edition of LEGENDS II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy, hardcover, and slipcased, originally pubbed by Del Rey Books in 2003. (Note from Colleen: This is not part of the numbered series; a handful were made just as thank you for a handful of folks like myself who worked on the project so these weren't numbered. There are fewer than 550 copies of this book in existence.)

This book includes stories by and is signed by all of the following authors:


2. A 30 MINUTE PHONE CALL with Colleen Lindsay to discuss agenting, writing or publishing.

Note:The book ALONE is worth over $400.

Day 7 - Item 13

From author Lisa Desrochers: A signed ARC of Personal Demons.

An update from Lisa: I'll also give the winner a sneak peek at the first four chapters of the Personal Demons sequel Original Sin (only my agent, editor and crit partner have seen it) as well as a query letter and 50 page mss critique (fully transferable if you don’t need/want a critique).

Day 7 - Item 12

From author Marissa Doyle: A first 20 pages critique for a YA manuscript and a set of signed copies of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season.

Day 7 - Item 11

From author Heidi R. Kling: A signed finished copy (when available) of her debut novel, SEA, as well as a pair of ORANGE CONVERSE (bidders please list desired size) AND a 10-pg YA critique.  

Day 7 - Item 10

From author Hilary Wagner: Two signed ARCs of her novel, NIGHTSHADE CITY. One to the two highest bidders. 

"Fans of Redwall and the Warriors series will love this heroic tale of good versus evil in a subterranean 
society of rats."
~Rick Riordan, Author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Day 7 - Item 9

From Kim Lionetti of Bookends, LLC:  A critique of the first three chapters and synopsis of a manuscript (romance, women’s fiction or young adult fiction).

This just in from Kim: "I’m willing to give critiques on synopsis and first three chapters for any bid that goes $500 or over.  And I’ll then give the winning bid a full manuscript critique."

Day 7 - Item 8

From private donor B. Phillips: THE PARTNER signed by John Grisham, BILLY BATHGATE signed by by E. L. Doctorow, and THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE signed by Anne Tyler.

Day 7 - Item 7

From Robin K of Intense Whisper ( A design and print package (value $300.00).

1000 - 2x3.5 Business Cards
1000 - 2.75x8.5 Bookmarks
250 - 2x3.5 Magnets

Our business cards and bookmarks are printed in full color (front and back) on heavy 16 pt stock, and are available with glossy or matte coating.

Our magnets are printed in full color 17 pt stock with glossy coating.

We are also providing custom design for all three items from the content provided.

For more information please visit our website:

Day 7 - Item 6

From Katieb, founder of The Mundie Moms: A signed copy of THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan.

Day 7 - Item 5

From author and video game designer Richard Dansky: one signed copy of the SPLINTER CELL: CONVICTION video game (XBox 360) and one signed copy of his debut novel, FIREFLY RAIN.

Note from Richard: And, I will answer any and all questions about the game's storyline for the winner :-)

Day 7 - Item 4

From author Judy Larsen: A set of 10 signed copies of ALL THE NUMBERS for a book club that will include a phone-in or skyped in author chat.

Day 7 - Item 3

From The Twilight Lexicon: The Lovely Bones movie poster, signed by the entire cast, and a copy of the book.

Day 7 - Item 2

From Meghan Stevenson, Associate Editor at Hudson Street Press (Penguin): A critique of up to twenty pages, non-fiction only.

This just in: Meghan will give critiques to the top three bidders!

Day 7 - Item 1

From Lin Oliver, Executive Director of Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators: A one year SCBWI membership.



1. BIDDING FOR ROUND 4 IS CLOSED. Winners please contact us at for instructions.

2. JANET REID BIDDERS: As with the Suzie Townsend auction, the top bidders - Robin, Dani, Catherine, and Rachelle Smith - were all over $1,000. The wonderful Ms. Reid has agreed to offer the winner's prize to all four. To keep things fair, we have lowered the bid to $1,026- the lowest of the four bids. If these bidders are willing to pay that amount, please contact us at for instructions.

Thank you to EVERYONE, bidders and donators alike, for another INCREDIBLE round.

Victoria, Myra, and Amanda