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Red Cross Auctions – Week Three

Photobucket [1]Before I forget to tell you: Kath and I are were invited to blog today on Ollin Morales’s website, {Courage 2 Create} [2], which was named one of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers by Write to Done. Click HERE [3] to read our piece, called 7 Secrets You Should Know About the Craft and Business of Writing Fiction. (Go on, you know you want to.)

Also, please don’t miss this week’s screamingly good WU contributions for the Writers-for-The-Red-Cross Auction. Some of these items have NO LOW BIDS, so do us, The Red Cross, and yourselves a favor and cybertube over to their website ASAP. Here’s what you’ll find:

1. Illustrations from Author/Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi:

Author/illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi will contribute a selection of greeting cards with her writer comics and a hand-illustration and handwritten instapoem about the winner.

Bid on Debbie’s auction by leaving a comment on the auction site HERE [4].

2. Ray Rhamey: Novel Critique and Line Edit

Editor and author Ray Rhamey is donating a critique and line edit of the first 30 pages of a novel (a $100 value).

Bid on Ray’s auction by leaving a comment on the auction site HERE [5].

3. Baking a Perfect Life in a Box

You are bidding on a swag bag based on Author Barbara O’Neal’s book, How to Bake a Perfect Life (perfect for a book club). It includes: 5 signed copies of How to Bake a Perfect Life, a celebratory signed apron, a sourdough crock and starter yeast, a collection of colorful spatulas, and a handwritten collection of the author’s favorite bread recipes.

Bid on Barbara’s auction by leaving a comment on the auction site HERE [6].

4. “Writers Hope” Book Bag

You are bidding on a selection of books about writing, donated by aspiring author, Jan O’Hara. The titles included are: Betsy Lerner’s Forest for the Trees, Ralph Keyes’ Writer’s Book of Hope, Lott and Pickard’s Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path, and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird.

Bid of Jan’s auction by leaving a comment on the auction site HERE [7].

5. For Young Adult/Children’s Authors: Critique of a Query Letter

You are bidding on a critique of your query letter to a young adult or children’s editor, done by multi-published author Sophie Masson.

Bid on Sophie’s auction by leaving a comment on the auction site HERE [8]

6. Therese Walsh: 50-Page Critique

You are bidding on a 50-page book critique by author Therese Walsh. (Yep, that’s me.)

Bid on my auction by clicking HERE [9].

There are plenty of other fab auctions to be found on the WftRC site this week, too. Check them out (page one items are here [10] and don’t miss the possibly neglected items on page two [11]). Please help us to spread the word about this wonderful cause. Bid on!

About Therese Walsh [12]

Therese Walsh co-founded WU in 2006 and is the site's editorial director. She was the architect and 1st editor of WU's only book, Author in Progress [13], and orchestrates the WU UnConference. [14] Her second novel, The Moon Sisters [15], was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and Book Riot; and her debut, The Last Will of Moira Leahy [16] was a Target Breakout Book. Sign up for her newsletter [17] to be among the first to learn about her new projects (or follow her on BookBub [18]). Learn more on her website [19].