Blog Post: Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes

I learned of Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes this year from people on Twitter, and Thursday morning I emailed them and offered to donate something for next year’s auction.

Much to my surprise, Brenda’s fast and proactive assistant Anna replied almost immediately to me.  She told me it was not too late to join THIS year’s auction.  One thing led to another, and now I have two donations up for bid.

ONE:  Win a coffee date with me at the Romance Writer’s of America July Conference in Anaheim:

TWO:  Win the Elder Races series to date (four paperbacks, 2 e-novellas):

I hope you will consider bidding on these, or on any of the many other items up for bed.  This is a wonderful cause, and I’m honored to participate in some small way.

All the best,


3 Responses

  1. Danita Moon says:

    Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word about the auction. We appreciate your participation and generosity in this years auction. 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, and much more. The link to visit is Thank you again for helping us to make a difference.

  2. Danita Moon says:

    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. Danita Moon says:

    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.