Last year, I participated in a few charity auctions and won manuscript critiques from agents, editor and published authors. Overall, it was a great experience for me. I’m still revising based off of the feedback I got.
I came across a few charity auctions with manuscript critiques as prizes so I though I would post them here in case anyone wants to participate:
1) A close friend of author Larissa Ione, Fatin, has been an integral part of the romance community for years and is a tireless, generous advocate for romance novels. On Tuesday, March 8th, she lost her husband in a senseless act of violence, leaving her alone with four children. You can find out more info about the auction to help Fatin at: http://www.paranormalbites.com/2011/03/16/operation-auction
The auction itself is here:
2) Author Keris Stainton has organized a benefit auction for Japan with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. Bidding is open now and closes at 8pm GMT, Sunday 3/20.
(Bidding is in GBP but US bidders are welcome!)
There are 150 fantastic items available, including: manuscript and query critiques, first editions, coaching and dedications.
Both sound like really good charities and the prizes look awesome.
And lastly, remember to enter my blog contest to win a FREE autographed copy of Paige Shelton’s amazing cozy mystery, Fruit of All Evil. The contest ends soon.