Monday, May 2, 2011

Good Cause, Great Opportunity

I love writers. But boy to I love romance writers. Although it shouldn't, it never ceases to amaze me at how generous the romance writing community is -which, I should add, includes agents and editors as well.

Every year, during the month of May, this generosity of spirit is in full effect as romantic suspense writer, Brenda Novak hosts her annual auction to search for a cure of diabetes. With the help of the writing community, Novak, whose youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, managed to raise 1 million dollars last year.

This year's auction is a writer's dream, with agent and editor evaluation up for grabs, mentorships and meetings with your favorite writers, agents, and editors. For readers, you can get signed books or lunch with an author. But it is so much more, from romantic getaways in Lake Tahoe to meeting Celine Dion in person -and, hello, royal wedding fever, a replica of a dress worn by Kate Middleton -sorry, Her Grace, the Duchess of Cambridge. :)

So what are you waiting for? It's a good cause, and you might walk away with something great!


  1. This is such a great event. I'm eyeballing a couple of things on Brenda's auction, and will be bidding for sure.

  2. Wow- this event sounds amazing- I had not heard about it before- thanks for posting and I'll head over to find out more now.

  3. Thanks for drawing attention to this great cause Kristen!
    Wasn't the wedding just lovely? Jerusalem, sigh...

  4. Great cause and great idea! Thanks for the info.

  5. Oooh, a replica wedding dress! Just the thing to wear grocery shopping, I think. ;-P

    This sounds like an amazing event, Kristen. Some very generous people out there, that's for sure.