Brenda Novak Annual Auction for Diabetes

Welcome to May!

Okay, May has been in full swing for over a week but what can I say, I’m a little behind.  What does May mean to me?  Well, the end of May means Balticon! My first and favourite con.

But May in general to me means AUCTION TIME!

Every year from May 1 to May 31st Brenda Novak hosts her Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research.  There are a lot of really cool items up for auction that would be of interest not only to readers, but also to budding writers.  Just as a few exciting examples –

For Writers:

  • Full Manuscript Evaluations by Agents
  • Manuscript and Proposal Evaluations by Editors
  • Author Critiques
  • Advertizing Packages
  • Website Design
  • Conference Registration

    For Readers:

  • Gift Baskets
  • Out of Print Books
  • Signed Copies
  • Meet-and-Greets with Authors
  • Full Sets of Series
  • ARCs

    Pure Awesomeness:

  • Two Tickets to Celine Dion in Las Vegas (including backstage meet-and-greet)
  • VIP Package for 4 for Taping of “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Weekend Stay at a B&B in Martha’s Vineyard and  Your Name in a forthcoming Cynthia Riggs book!
  • 3 Night Cruise for 2 to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean International
  • Trip for 2 to Hawaii (7 days, 6 nights, airfare included)
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights Trip for 2 to Sydney, Australia (That’s right, AUSTRALIA!!!)

    The auction is now in full swing so just head on over to the Auction site and jump in.  Two years ago, I bid on the auction and won a package trip to Hawaii – airfare, hotel, surfing lessons, gift card, and beachtote with books, towel and other goodies.  Donated by the fabulous Jane Porter it was a wonderful prize, a fantastic experience for our family  and a great way to feel good about writing, reading and donating.

    About the author

    DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.