Brenda Novak Auction

Today is May 1, which means Breanda Novak’s incredible auction, in which all proceeds are donated to the search for a cure for diabetes, has begun.

I admit, I can never afford anything I’ve ever been interested in at the prices things go for. It’s all for a good cause and the bidding can be CRAZY!

This year, however, is special for me for many reasons.

1) My mom was a long-term diabetic who didn’t control it for too many years, and the collection of problems it caused ultimately contributed to her passing last October.
2) My brother is diabetic, though he does really well at controlling it.
3) As a published author, this year I was able to do my part. I might not be able to afford the auction as a buyer, but I am donating a 100-page critique of a manuscript to one lucky bidder.

If you have the money, and want to give to a really spectacular cause, please check out the Brenda Novak AuctionHere’s the link to the critique I’ve donated (yes, I know they misspelled my name). Good luck, no matter what you bid on! To quote The Hunger Games, may the odds be ever in your favor. 🙂



  1. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word about the. We appreciate your participation and generosity. My name is Danita and I’m a volunteer on the auction and your help in getting the word out generates more shoppers and visits to the auction website. 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, live chats, and much more. The link to visit is Thank you again for helping us to make a difference.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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