Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 1 Items Are Closed!

Thank you so much to everyone for your bids! Winners have been mentioned by name in the comments of each post -- keep an eye out for an email from us with details on how to pay for and receive your item.

Days 2 and 3 are still open, and Day 4 opens tomorrow at 10:00 AM CST with even more great auctions!

We are completely blown away by your generosity!

Day 3 ~ Item 15: Signed Book, Partial Critique + Swag

From author Veronica Roth:
A 20-page manuscript critique, a signed hardcover copy of DIVERGENT, and some nifty faction temporary tattoo sheets!

Day 3 ~ Item 14: Editor Partial Critique

Editor Kristin Sevick of Tor/Forge will evaluate your unpublished partial manuscript. First three chapters and synopsis, not to exceed 50 pages.

Day 3 ~ Item 13: Agent Manuscript Critique ~ YA or MG

One full manuscript critique - YA or MG - from agent Kristin Miller of the D4EO Agency.

Day 3 ~ Item 12: Digital ARC, Signed Books, Gift Card

One digital Advance Reader Copy of CIPHER, Southern Arcana book #4.

Signed copies of Southern Arcana #1: CRUX & Southern Arcana #2: CROSSROADS.

$50 Gift Certificate to Samhain Publishing.

(Donated by the authors & Samhain Publishing)

Day 3 ~ Item 11: YA Super Critique!

7 YA writers give you the YA Super Critique that will make your manuscript SHINE. Polish every bit of your package!

The package includes:
  • 1 full manuscript (up to 90K words) “big picture” critique: Erinn Manack 
  • 1 full manuscript (up to 90K words) “in-depth” critique: Katharine Owens


Have it all to yourself, or share it with a friend!

Manuscript must be YA, and ready for critique by July 1.

Day 3 ~ Item 10: ARC

An Advanced Reader Copy of SPOILED, the highly-anticipated YA novel by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself!

Donated by the authors

Day 3 ~ Item 9: Four Books PLUS Name a Character!

From author Jennie Bentley:
"Set of four books in the DO IT YOURSELF home renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, along with the opportunity for the highest bidder to become (or alternatively, name) a character in book 6 in the series, in the process of being written and scheduled for release sometime in 2012."



Day 3 ~ Item 8: Book

From author Julie Chibbaro:
"A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York.
Could the city’s future rest with its most unlikely scientist?

If Prudence Galewski is ever going to get out of Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls, she must demonstrate her refinement and charm by securing a job appropriate for a young lady. But Prudence isn’t like the other girls. She is fascinated by how the human body works and why it fails.

With a stroke of luck, she lands a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of the fever bound to change medical history. Prudence quickly learns that an inquiry of this proportion is not confined to the lab. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, she explores every potential cause of the disease.

But there’s no answer in sight—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. Strangely, though, she hasn’t been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in a new scientific discovery?

Prudence is determined to find out. In a time when science is for men, she’ll have to prove to the city, and to herself, that she can help solve one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century."


Day 3 ~ Item 7: Book

From the donor:
"Chitoka Webb's memoir Something Inside of Me. It releases July 1. Chitoka lives here in Nashville but owns a business in Tuscaloosa that was destroyed in the tornado. Her memoir is so inspirational, as is she!"

Donated by:
Marissa DeCuir
Twitter: @marissadecuir

Day 3 ~ Item 6: ARC

Advanced reader copy of the much-anticipated YA novel POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil

PLUS bookmarks and special Possess tattoos!


Donated by:
Debra Driza and the author

Day 3 ~ Item 5: TWO Partial Critiques ~ YA or MG

From Saundra Mitchell, author of Shadowed Summer and The Verspertine:
"Two (2) critiques for the first 10 pages of a YA or MG novel or novella. I'll provide general picture notes, and line-edits where appropriate. Any genre, any topic. Jackson Pearce will vouch for me. (Or warn you away.) In any case, my red pen is ready and waiting for the top two bidders on this auction."


Day 3 ~ Item 4: Signed ARC

From author Mike Mullin:
"An autographed Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of my debut young adult novel, ASHFALL, which will be released by Tanglewood Press in October. ASHFALL tells the story of a teen struggling to survive and reunite with his family after a cataclysmic eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Bidding on ASHFALL ARCs in the kidlit4Japan auction passed $100, and I ultimately donated two copies."


Day 3 ~ Item 3: Partial Critique ~ Contemporary

From author Keri Ford:
A 3-chapter critique of a contemporary single-title. Max 50pgs.

Day 3 ~ Item 2: Signed Book

From author Lisa T. Bergren:
"An autographed copy of WATERFALL, the first book in the River of Time Series. Two sisters time travel back to medieval Italy and discover high romance and life-threatening drama, making this a page-turning read for age 13 and up!"

Day 3 ~ Item 1: Writer Retreat Gift Set

Writer Retreat Gift Set from author Amanda Hannah containing:
  • Ten ounce jar of Lavender Bath Salt
    (ingredients: mix of Epsom and sea salts, organic dried lavender flowers, and pure lavender essential oil) 
  • Sweet Lavender Sugar Scrub
    (ingredients: sugar, grapeseed oil, olive oil, lavender essential oil, vanilla bean) 
  • 1.5 Liter decorative reusable 'word jar' filled with chocolates


*US only*