That worthy cause would be the Brenda Novak Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. Brenda, a New York Times best-selling author of romantic suspense, runs this auction every year in honor of her youngest son, who has Type 1 Diabetes. To date, the auction has raised over a million dollars, cumulative, which is phenomenal! The auction is a registered charity so donations are tax deductible.
Bidding in the auction is a wonderful thing to do in and of itself, but there are also some fabulous items up for bid that are very exciting for readers. How about coveted Advanced Reader Copies (ARCS) of books by authors like Loretta Chase and Kelley Armstrong? Or how about a set of autographed books from the wonderful Kieran Kramer? You really need to check out all the fabulous items, including gorgeous jewelry, and awesome gift baskets by authors like Yasmine Galenorn.
And there’s also lots for you aspiring romance writers out there, including critiques from agents and editors like Laura Bradford, and authors like the fantastic Anna Campbell.
I’ve also donated a critique to Brenda’s auction, and you can bid on it here. Not to toot my own horn, but I’m really good at this critique stuff! In fact, last year’s winner of my bid went on to final in this year’s Golden Heart Contest, the prestigious Romance Writers of America award for unpublished authors.
So, what are you waiting for? Get online and start bidding!