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Monday, December 01, 2008

Shop Now for a Great Cause

Join readers and writers in an auction to benefit author Jo Leigh.
Jo lost her husband earlier this year and has medical expenses looming. So authors, editors, agents and others donated their goods and services for this very special auction.

"Paperback Writer" donated this lovely, unused quilt.

Other items being auctioned include:

Mentoring Opportunities

Editor Critiques

Bundled books

ARCs (advance review copies)

Book/Gift Baskets

A sampling of the listings:

T. Schultz - author for Whiskey Creek Press, The Wild Rose Press and Forbidden Publications, offers a copy of The Bride Wore Boots and t-shirt, as well as a Lying Eyes & Alibis t-shirt and a happy bunny book bag with loot

Nalini Singh - Bestselling author for Berkley offers copies of Slave To Sensation, Visions Of Heat, Hostage To Pleasure

The Smart Bitches / Dear Author Winter Survival Kit: A grab bag of 25 new romance novels (some signed), both paper and audio, $30 to spend at Fictionwise, $30 to spend at Amazon

Lynn Viehl - author for Signet offers a new, unused patchwork quilt in corn & beans pattern, 74" X 52" - (above)

Shiloh Walker - author for Berkley, Ellora's Cave, and Samhain offers a signed copy of THE MISSING and a goody bag

Tawny Weber - author for Harlequin Blaze offers a Romance Memories package featuring a hand crafted 12 page My Love Story scrapbook ready to add your own pictures, a magnetic bulletin board with four flower magnets and matching heart keepsake box

Scarlet Wharton - BeautiControl consultant offers Self Tanner (including Leg-a-Peel - exfoliates skin, Scrub - polishes and smooths, Tanner- even ,natural looking tan) and Regeneration Reprogram Rejuvinating serum - an $87 value

Access Romance offers a one year membership to its author community (lower tier value of $660) along with one promo newsletter ($125 value)

AuthorMBA blog team is coming together to help you take your career to the next level. This powerful prize package includes: ** Full set of exclusive, downloadable AuthorMBA Training Guides--step-by-step guidance to help you master the business of writing! Donated by Kay Lockner ( ** Personal Brand Express Package--a fast-action approach to developing an author's brand and slogan! Donated by Jenn Stark ( ** Make Your Website Pop website evaluation--detailed written feedback on your site from a master web designer! Donated by Glass Slipper WebDesign ( ** Press Release Power Makeover--to get the media attention your writing deserves! Donated by Louise Knott Ahern ( ** Dreams to Reality goal setting guide--to put you firmly on the path to making your dreams a reality! Donated by Tawny Weber (

Joely Sue Burkhart - author for Drollerie Press offers two $20 gift certificates to the Drollerie Press Bookshop

Laurie Damron - reader blogger at Laurie's Laudanum offers a Gooseberry Patch Pocket Calendar, a Christmas Kitchen Cookbook, and a Magic of Christmas Candle - a $33 value

Eileen Dreyer - NYT Bestselling author for multiple publishers offers a character in one of her upcoming Regency era historical romances for Grand Central Publishing written as Kathleen Korbel

Deena Fisher - of Drollerie Press offers one book cover design

So join the fun and do a bit of Christmas shopping with your favorite authors, or treat yourself to a new book or gift.

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