Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brenda Novak's Auction


Brenda Novak's online auction for diabetes research started yesterday. Not only is this a cause very near and dear to yer olde Aunty's heart (my BFF has been a type 1 diabetic for over 50 years!) but the auction itself has GREAT items for readers, writers and EVERYONE! (Just click on the title of this post to go to the auction home page.) Brenda is hoping to break $1 million in donations this year and I'd love to see that happen too.

I donated several items to last year's auction and of course, I'm donating more items this year! Here's a list of my items and where to find them:

  • An autographed ARC of The Wild Irish Sea -- "The Biggie" of my donated items, you can find it listed along with about 20 other ARCs by many different authors under For Readers: Advance Readers Copies
  • Autographed copies of both The Wild Sight and The Treasures of Venice -- this "Nice Pair" is listed under my local RWA chapter Sacramento Valley Rose Presents
  • Also under Sacramento Valley Rose Presents, I contributed an autographed copy of The Wild Sight and a box of chocolates (a necessity for every reader and writer!) to the special "basket" called Roses and Reading Gift Basket
  • The Romance Bandits have a special "basket" listed under Gift Baskets and Goodies. It's called Romance Bandits Book Bonanza and I've included an autographed copy of The Treasures of Venice along with a lot of other cool books by other Banditas and stuff with our Romance Bandit logo.
The auction really does have something for everyone, including critiques by authors, agents, and editors, trips, lunches, dinners, and gift items of all kinds, even a MacBook and an iPhone! I hope you'll take a look and place a few bids. It's all great fun and for a great cause!

I've got my eye on a massage. So tell me, what are YOU hoping to win?


flchen1 said...

Ooh, I'd love to win a bunch of things, AC! I'm keeping an eye on your offerings, of course, and a few other baskets of books, mostly. While the baskets of goodies are fun, my true love is for the books, especially those signed by you fabulous authors! :D I have to try not to look every day--I definitely get caught up in the fervor of the bidding and can easily end up paying a ton for these! Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause, AC!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I know what you mean, Fedora!

I get so excited with I'm the top bid on something. Then when someone else out-bids me... ACK! I have to up my own and pay more than I planned. :-P

Oh well, it IS for a great cause! I hope you "win" some kewl stuff!


flchen1 said...

LOL! That's exactly it! I will often end up setting a way higher maximum than I originally had in mind because I'm convinced that I. MUST. PREVAIL! ;) And be the happy new owner of a signed set of paperbacks and a bookmark! Hey, some things in life are worth splurging on, right? :D

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

ABSOLUTELY, right! ;-)

Helen said...

Whoo Hoo there are so many things that I would love to get my hands on I do love getting autographed books.

And it is for such a great cause my Hubby is diabetic on insulin adn i know how terrible it can be.

Good luck everyone

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Didn't know that about your hubby, Helen.

My BFF just went on an insulin pump and is getting GREAT results with it. They are making so many new discoveries, one of these days I'm SURE they will conquer this horrible disease!