Saturday, April 28, 2012

Brenda Novak's Diabetes Auction

Today's blog is more of a mini informercial, although not as boring, and much shorter.  :)

In a few days, the best deal of the year for writers readers, and diabetics will open up- Brenda Novak's Diabetes Auction.

For those of you unfamiliar with the annual month long auction- here's the scoop:  Brenda gets some amazing and generous folks, writers, editors, agents, crafters, etc to donate wonderful things to the cause of beating diabetes (a cause near and dear to me personally).

Each year there is an astounding amount of items up for auction ranging from once in a life time trips, to ARCS, to full critiques of your work by a professional editor, agent, or writer.  PLUS lots of things in between!

Go check it out now, stake out what you want to bid on, and go forth!

This is a great chance to help others as you're helping yourself to some cool stuff!

Thanks for coming by! (If you know of any other cool charity writer/reader auctions, please shout them out!)


  1. Marie,

    Thanks for bringing attention to this great cause. I'm participating this year by auctioning off an ARC of my debut release and I'm so proud to be part of this wonderful event!I even have an author bid showdown going with Harlequin author Sarah M. Anderson. If I win, I'm goint to donate an additional $50 to diabetes research. I hope everyone stops by and checks out all the great items up for bid.


  2. It's a great cause, with great stuff (since I am a diabetic, it's a win-win ;)).

    I'm glad you're participating Melissa! The contest with that other author sounds great :)

  3. I'm participating with other Carina Authors for a Kindle loaded with great books, including mine. Can't wait to see how much money is raised this year for this great cause!

  4. My name is Danita and I'm one of Brenda's volunteers and we wanted to thank you for helping us spread the word on the upcoming auction.

  5. That's great Georgie! Tell Angela and all who are contributing thanks! :)

    Danita- thank YOU- without all of you great volunteers, this event wouldn't be what it is:)

  6. Wanted to spread the word that we have added two new features to this year’s auction. We know that there are some shoppers who are unable to bid on items but do want to contribute to the cause so we have added a store which will allow them to purchase items and the proceeds go towards the auction the link is We have also added a blog which will have updates of the auction, items that are currently being spotlighted, and much more. The link to visit is Thank you again for helping us to make a difference.

  7. May 27, 2012-It's A Twitter Party!!!!

    Brenda Novak's Online Auction For Diabetes Research will be having a final Twitter Party on May 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM PST hosted by Julie Rowe from Carina Press and will last until 2:00 PM PST. One lucky tweeter who uses the hashtag #bnda during the hour will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Be sure to follow @bnovakauction to be part of the Twitter Party. More details to follow.

  8. I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. Since being a volunteer on the auction and seeing all the fantastic items that have been donated for writers I’ve made up an imaginary wish list of items if I were to live out my dream as a writer. I thought I’d share that with you: The Complete Author Package Book Collection from COOL GUS PUBLISHING (Bob Mayer & Jen Tatly) (Current Bid: $34), Contract Review from Agent Marisa A. Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency (A) (Current Bid: $67), Submissions Workshop (3 Weeks Online) POLISH YOUR PARTIAL SUBMISSION from Document Driven (Current Bid: $30), NEW!!! Lawson Writer's Academy: Ten Online Classes! Donated by Margie Lawson ($350-$400 Value!), (Current Bid: $130), First Three Chapters of Your Novel Edited by Document Driven ($420 value!) (Current Bid: $42), Up to 20 HOURS of Consultation Time with Forensic Expert Tom Adair!! ($3500 value!) (Current Bid: $140), "MICROSOFT WORD FOR WRITERS" Workshop Lesson by Catherine Chant, (Current Bid: $35), YOUR BIO (Short!), Written by Donna Erickson of (Current Bid: $12). These are all the items I believe I would need to start my career as a writer.