Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bartles' GoFundMe Auction Item #1: 3 Chapter Critique by Author and Editor Fiona McLaren

About this item: A single pass critique through first 3 chapters of a manuscript.

Donated by …

Fiona's dog Babe-Mou,
 Fiona McLaren
Twitter @BookOmnivore

Fiona McLaren is an accomplished ghost writer for children's fiction and historical fiction, and has also published over 300 independent pieces, ranging from articles through to short stories. In addition, she is currently working as a scriptwriter on a feature length animation and is a full time copywriter and content writer for a marketing company. Fiona takes on independent editing projects on a selective basis.
Starting Bid $10

TURN AROUND TIME: Please allow two weeks for query critiques + 1st chapters, four weeks for partials, and six weeks for full critiques. Donors will discuss turnaround times with winners. All winning bids are guaranteed. Should some unforeseen event happen, money will be returned to winner or the winner may choose to have Emily Moore provide the critique.


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  2. The winner is: Kimberly VanderHorst with a bid of $40.00. Please pay for your auction item by entering it on the GoFundMe campaign here: After you make your donation, send your email address to When we’ve verified your donation, we will send you information on how to claim your item. You have 24 hours to place your donation or the item will be given to the next highest bidder. Thank you!