5/8/13

Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research-Auction Open Now!



New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak specializes in happy endings, and she’s hoping to help provide a happy ending for the 350 million people worldwide that suffer from diabetes. She says, “Ten years ago, when my youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1, I wanted to do some fundraising for research, to help him and everyone else in the same situation. I just didn’t know how to go about it—or where I’d find the time. I had five kids at home and some very tight book deadlines. Then I attended a silent auction at a local elementary school and realized that I could do a similar event on my website, where I could invite the people who visit me on the web to join in my efforts.”

So far, she has managed to raise $1.6 million, and the 2013 auction looks as if it might set a new annual record, putting her close to $2 million as a cumulative total. This fundraiser is a shopper’s paradise with plenty of items to fit every budget, including trips & stays, tickets to a Celine Dion concert with meet & greet, tickets to a Bret Michael’s concert with meet & greet, one-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, lunch with world famous authors like Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, Catherine Coulter and Karen Rose and much, much more. And that’s not all. For those who are aspiring to become a novelist or to advance their writing career, there are AMAZING opportunities. Many of the most powerful agents and editors in the business have donated evaluations—some with the promise of a 24-hour response (which is unheard of in the publishing industry).

How does it all work? Just like E-Bay, except this auction is running at http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com.  Visit that URL to register. The fun is going on through the entire month of May. When the bidding is over, you can pay with Paypal or credit card. In most instances the donor even picks up the shipping. And the person who places the highest number of bids over all, even if that person doesn’t win a single item, will receive a fabulous prize package including a brand new MacBook Air, a $200 Macy’s gift card and an advanced reading copy of Brenda’s next book, HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK, which won’t be available to the public until July 30th.

Visit Brenda's website to sign up for the auction and follow her on Twitter at @bnovakauction

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