Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Note to our Winners

Hey Winners,

Please email us to receive instructions before making a donation, even if you've made one before.  It helps us out a lot. :)

Happy Bidding,

Amanda, Myra, and Victoria

Day 8 - Item 19

From Julie Weathers: Two custom made genuine catch ropes bowls - one to each of the two highest bidders. Winners will get to choose the color of the bowls and either barbeque or sweet Texas treats to fill it.

Barbeque treats: Shiner Bock salt and pepper shakers,  Claude’s Brisket Sauce, a selection of Fiesta seasonings, and Carroll Shelby’s Chili Seasoning.

Sweet treats: Texas Trash (nuts, cereals and pretzels coated with white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar), Pecans Scandia, Orange Pecans and Chocolate Mint Pecans.

Winners also receive a copy of the short story A Woman Scorned, a perfect life lesson from an old west, Texas woman, and an original western drawing.

For more details, see Julie's blog post here.

Day 8 - Item 18

From New York times bestselling author Mark Di Vincenzo: A signed copy of my book, Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon: A Guide to the Best Time to Buy This, Do That and Go There.

Day 8 - Item 17

From Nashvillian and author Jennie Bentley: A signed set of her Do-It-Yourself cozy mysteries and a character named by the bidder in DIY book five.

Fatal Fixer-Upper, Spackled and Spooked, Plaster and Poison

Day 8 - Item 16

From blogger and library student Jen Bigheart: The ARC of Brilliant by Rachel Vail.

Note from Rachel: "If we get to three digits, I would be delighted to throw in copies of LUCKY and GORGEOUS, inscribed and signed for the winner, as well as a bookplate for BRILLIANT."


From New York Times bestselling Tennessee author JoAnn Ross and offered as one item: an autographed Advanced Reading Copy of THE HOMECOMING,  the first in her Shelter Bay series, pub date July 6th.  Also chocolates from Moonstruck Chocolates, Oregon's premiere chocolatier, AND autographed copies of all four High Risk romantic suspense novels (Freefall, Crossfire, Shattered, and Breakpoint.)


From ROCK STAR author Meg Cabot (in her words, because she is funny) "bid on this fantastic limited offer:

The signed Insatiable ARC, Insatiable bookmarks, the book's slip cover, and many Insatiable postcards to send friends.

Homemade vampire fanged Ken doll not included (sadly)."

THIS JUST IN FROM MEG CABOT via Twitter: "OK, OK, if you guys go over $250 I'll throw in the doll."


Winning Bidders: If you have emailed to claim your prize but we have not yet confirmed you as a winner, please do not pay and send us the receipt. If there are any discrepancies, we can't get your money back for you.

Also, we will contact you as soon as possible with the information you need to claim your prize. We ask for your patience.

Thank you!

Day 8 - Item 15

From agents Barbara Poelle (Irene Goodman Literary) and Holly Root (Waxman Literary): Afternoon tea, either in NYC (at a time to be agreed upon) or in Orlando, at the Romance Writer's of America conference, plus a bag of books from their respective clients. Teleconference afternoon tea is also available, all the better for the winning bidder not to be able to check the contents of those teacups. 

Note from Holly: If you would like an idea of the hilarity that is sure to ensue from this pairing please to enjoy Barbara's blog: 

Also, what the experience might look like for the winning bidder:

Day 8 - Item 14

From blogger Stacey Canova at Page Turners and author J.R. Ward: A signed hardback copy of LOVER MINE, a signed paperback of DARK LOVER and a signed box set of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series novels in paperback by J.R. Ward.

Day 8 - Item 13

From Tyrus books: A 50 page critique of a crime/mystery work-in-progress. 

Day 8 - Item 12

From Gretchen Stull: The new release hardcopy Lover Mine by JR Ward. It is signed with the inscription reading "Thank you so much for supporting Nashville" and her signature. 

Day 8 - Item 11

From author Arlaina Tibensky (currently titled BELL JAR SUMMER, Simon Pulse 2011): A signed copy of BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott and a short story critique.

Update: Now including the SPRING 2009 issue of INKWELL MAGAZINE where my disturbing and hilarious tale of placenta freezing resides in all its glory and a copy of THE FIRST 5 PAGES: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO STAYING OUT OF THE REJECTION PILE (2 years of Columbia's MFA program distilled into a totally portable moonshine of inspiration and guidance). 

Day 8 - Item 10

From agent Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary Group: A 30-minute phone call, in which you can ask questions about the publishing business and get advice about your project or your career. You can even pitch your book!

Visit Rachelle's blog here.

Day 8 - Item 9

From author Sydney Salter:20 page middle-grade or YA novel critique, plus a query letter and signed copies of all three of her books.

My Big Nose And Other Natural Disasters, Harcourt/Graphia
Jungle Crossing, Harcourt
Swoon At Your Own Risk, Harcourt/Graphia

Day 8 - Item 8

From Kathryn Lively, Executive and Acquisitions Editor at Phaze Books: 

1) One critique of an erotic romance novel by a new author.

2) One month of free social media optimization services. Includes
consultation and work on social profiles, social bookmarking, and
third-party linking. 

Day 8 - Item 7

From author Kris Kennedy: A signed copy of her new release THE IRISH WARRIOR (available June 1st).

Day 8 - Item 6

From author Angela Cerrito (THE END OF THE LINE, Holiday House): A copy of the book CHANGE THE WORLD FOR TEN BUCKS and European chocolates.

Day 8 - Item 5

From blogger S.F. Robertson: A signed copy of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

Day 8 - Item 4

From Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, an assortment of client ARC's:

Jackson Pearce’s Sisters Red
Cyn Balog’s Sleepless
Jeff Yeager’s The Cheapskate Next Door
Thomas French’s Zoo Story
Jacqueline Carey’s Naamah’s Curse

Day 8 - Item 3

From author Diana Pharaoh Francis, signed copies of all of her books, including:
The Cipher, A Novel of Crosspointe
The Black Ship, A Novel of Crosspointe
The Turning Tide: A Novel of Crosspointe
Path of Fate
Path of Honor
Path of Blood

Bitter Night

Day 8 - Item 2

From author Barbara Rogan: A critique of the first 5000 words of a novel (approximately 20 pages). 

Day 8 - Item 1

From writer/illustrator Naomi Canale: Her original painting "Reno Is Artown." Painting is framed, dimensions are 16X20 and the medium is acrylic.