Monday, April 26, 2010


Today I’d also like to pass along information about a worthy cause where you can feel good about helping others and get something in return. For the past 6 years NY Times bestselling author Brenda Novak has run an online auction to raise funds for juvenile diabetes. To date the auction has raised over three-quarters of a million dollars. The goal this year is to reach a million dollars. This year’s auction kicks off on May 1st and runs through the entire month.

You have to check out the amazing amount of goods and services that have been donated for this year’s auction. There’s something for everyone. You can bid on everything from a carton of books to a Hawaiian vacation for two that includes airfare, a 6 night stay, and $500 towards a rental car. Got a hankering for a Donna Karan suit once worn by Barbra Streisand? It’s yours if you post the winning bid. Are you an aspiring author? You can bid on manuscript critiques by editors, agents, and bestselling authors. Love jewelry? This auction has plenty to offer. Plus gift baskets galore, an iPad, Coach purses, celebrity autographs, and much more. To see the complete list of offerings go to: .

Also, in my post last month I mentioned the character blog I planned to start up later this spring. Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers will launch on May 17th and feature “posts” by Anastasia Pollack, my crafts editor protagonist, and the other “editors” at American Woman magazine, the fictitious magazine where they all work. I’ve had a tremendous response from other mystery authors who will be guest blogging on Book Club Fridays. Many will be offering a free book to a lucky comment poster. I hope you’ll stop by frequently. You can find Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers at beginning Monday, May 17th.

Lois Winston (beginning 5/17)


Keith Raffel said...

Lois, Thanks for the post on a good cause. (Is there somewhere I can bid on a spot on the NY Times bestseller list?)

G.M. Malliet said...

I see you can follow on Twitter
Thanks for the heads up, Lois!

Sue Ann Jaffarian said...

Great post, Lois. I look forward to guesting on your blog.

Lois Winston said...

Keith, if there were, we'd be in a bidding war!

Cricket McRae said...

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