Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blog Auction to Help Save Veronica Bartles Home


Amid my summer chaos, I missed Brenda Drake's call out for donations of writer-related goods in order to set up an auction to help Pitch Wars Mentor Veronica Bartles. Pitch Wars had a huge impact on me last year and I interacted with Veronica on several occasions throughout it. She's a part of my writing community and a wonderful person too.

She's also a fellow military wife. She and her family bought a home in Maryland, but military orders sent them to New Mexico. In preparation to move back to their home this summer, Veronica took a trip to Maryland to discover the home had major water damage and mold. Their insurance refused to cover any of it.




A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up to help raise money for the Bartles, and Brenda Drake used above mentioned donations as services to auction off for high bids toward this fund. If you can, please donate to it.  Together, we can help them rebuild! Even a $5 donation can make all the difference!

Though I won several bids and donated to the fund, I wanted to do more. Turns out, I'm not the only one who feels this way! Brenda was bombarded with additional people willing to donate after the auction had already started. Like me, they wanted to give more. So I volunteered my blog as a place to hold a second auction of us late-comers. So if you bid and didn't win on Brenda's auction, here's another chance to get a little something when you give!

My auction will close on Wednesday, July 29   Friday, July 31st at Noon PST.

If you’re interested in an auction item, simply enter the bid in the comments of the post for the item. The starting bid is $10. Once you’ve placed your bid, make sure to check back or click the box at the bottom right of the post labeled "Notify me” so as each bid comes in, you'll get an email and can return to counter bid.

For critique items, make sure to read the donor’s bio to determine if they will be a good fit for your manuscript. Manuscripts do not have to be finished for partial critiques, only full critiques.

Do not post bids to this post. Make sure to post them to the individual post for the item you wish to bid on. (See the list below for the list of posts and items offered.)

Do not place bids in the comment of this post. Bids should be entered in the individual auction item post.

No bids will be accepted after the auction closes.

The winners will be asked to go to the Bartles’ Go Fund Me page (Don’t donate until you win the bid, unless you want to donate now as an added help for the Bartles) and donate the amount of the bid they placed on the item. When your name posts on the page, it will be confirmation of payment and I will post further instructions in the comments of the posts.

Here are all the awesome items up for bid …




Auction Item #4 - 3 Chapter Critique by Kate Foster

Auction Item #5 - Query + 10 Page Critique by Kyra Nelson

Auction Item #6 - Marketing Consultation by Dea Poirier 

Auction Item #7 - Full Manuscript Critique By Dakota Shain Byrd 

Auction Item #8 - Live Edits via Skype on First 3 Chapters by Tiffany Marie Hofmann

Auction Item #9 -  3 Chapter Critique by Kate Foster

Auction Item #10 - Query Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #11 - Query Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #12 - Query Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #13 - 1st 5 Pages by Critique Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #14 - 1st 5 Pages by Critique Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #15 - 1st Chapter Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #16 - Submission Package Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #17 - Submission Package Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #18 - Submission Package Critique by Dakota Shain Byrd

Auction Item #19 - Query + 1st 5 Pages Critique by Agent Jessica Sinsheimer

Auction Item #20 - Query + 1st 5 Pages Critique by Tobie Easton

Auction Item #21 -  45-minute phone consultation with Tobie Easton

Auction Item #22 - ARC Copy of BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER by Isabel Bandeira

Auction Item #23 - Query + 1st Chapter Critique by Abby Cooper

Auction Item #24 -  Phone Consultation on choice of item with Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary 

Auction Item #25 - Online Platform Graphic Design Package by Veronica Bartles

Auction Item #26 -  Swag Graphic Design Package by Veronica Bartles

Auction Item #27 - Query + 1st Chapter Critique by Brenda Drake

Auction Item #28 - Signed Copy of WHAT THE TOWN KNEW by Emily McKeon

Auction Item #29 -  Social Media Platform Analysis + First 50 Pages Critique by Carrie Ann

Auction Item #30 - A Query Letter Critique by Literary Agent Julia A. Webber

Auction Item #31 -  A Query Letter Critique by Literary Agent Julia A. Webber

Auction Item #32 - ARC Copy of novel BLUE BIRDS by Caroline Starr Rose

Auction Item #33 - Copy of picture book DOWN IN THE WETLANDS by Caroline Starr Rose


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