Hey all—late today. Our critique group went until 10:30 last night—not that we all had pages to share or news but because we just like getting together. It’s a terrific group.
Brenda Novak is holding her annual on-line auction for diabetes research. From her website:
Welcome to my 4th Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research. Thank you for supporting my efforts to make a difference to my son and all those battling diabetes. In the first three events, we raised over $250,000. Our goal for this 4th auction is $300,000!
Once again I'll be offering a fabulous prize package to the person who places the highest number of bids over all (even if that person doesn't win a single item). This year it will be a brand new Camcorder (retail value of at least $1,000), Your Name In My Next Book, an autographed copy of TRUST ME (on sale 5/27/08), and chocolate (lots of chocolate)!
This year, be sure to check the closing times for all the items you want. Because the auction has gotten so big, we're having to stagger them, otherwise you wouldn't be able to get around to everything. There are also a lot more ONE DAY auction items. These go up for auction and end in the same day, according to how they're listed, so check that category so you don't miss anything exciting.
New: The first $150,000 in auction proceeds will go the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the balance will go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.
It’s a good cause with lots of great stuff to bid on including vacation packages and lunch or dinner with famous authors. Also, for aspiring writers, there are opportunities for meetings with agents and editors. Check it out
Speaking of aspiring writers, there is still time to enter Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold contest. Finalists are judged by editors and agents AND you get a pitch appointment with the judge if you attend the conference. Go to RMFW
website to download entry forms. Deadline is June 1. Hint: follow the guidelines carefully. You wouldn’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t.
Joss fans, rejoice! Here are some Dollhouse
links to whet your appetite! I, for one, can hardly wait. Sookie on HBO and Dollhouse
on Fox—Yippee skippee!!! PS: some of these links
Mario shared his Aussie pics, so here are mine along with one of the photographer, Tez Miller
and bestseller Jodi Picoult. Pics taken at Angus & Robertson Bookseller in Melbourne. Thank you, Tez.