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Monday, May 4, 2009

Brenda Novak’s Wonderful Charity Auction!


Some of you may already know that every year author Brenda Novak holds a special auction to raise money to find a cure for diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Many of us know friends and family who suffer from this illness and know that it requires special care. Brenda’s auctions raise thousands of dollars towards the research into diabetes. For that reason alone I feel it is worth supporting them. But they also feature absolutely wonderful items to bid on! If you have an eBay habit (as I do!) you can exercise it in a different context and treat yourself to something in the knowledge that the profits will go straight to charity!

If you go to the auction site and you will see what I mean. The donations are designed specifically to tempt authors and readers! You can bid on all sorts of things, from signed copies of books to a critique of a manuscript by a published author or an evaluation of a manuscript by an agent or editor. There’s handcrafted jewellery as well, and chocolate gift baskets! And if you fancy pushing the boat out, in the Once in a Lifetime Experiences section, there are holidays in Tuscany, the US, Mexico, Africa…

This year I thought it would be nice to offer something for UK residents and visitors to these shores so I’m giving away a one night stay at the Royal Hotel in Bath for two people and champagne afternoon tea for two at the Bath Pump Rooms restaurant. Oh, and a signed set of my new trilogy books! Check out the details here and watch the video here - it will give you a taste of the treats in store!

So if you fancy a romantic UK getaway or an inspirational research trip (for all you Regency authors out there!) then this could be for you! I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to enter the auction because it is in such a good cause. So browse Brenda’s auction and let me know what looks good to you! The online auction runs from May 1st through May 31st so get bidding!



4 comments:

Jan Jones said...

Wow, what a prize, Nicola!

And a very worthy cause. I shall pop over and browse.

I, er, may be some time...

Nicola Cornick said...

Hope you have fun there, Jan!

Phyl said...

I'd love to bid on the Bath trip, but alas I'm stuck in the US, so I'll have to try and win some books instead.
I contributed a quilt this year and it is awfully fun to watch the bidding.

Nicola Cornick said...

And it has just come to my attention that the fabulous Anna Campbell is offering a detailed manuscript critique as her auction donation! Since Anna is a double RITA nominee and RT winner and all round good egg it would definitely be worth checking this out at:http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1295673