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Monday, April 16, 2007:
Heads-up on an important cause: Juvenile Diabetes
Romance author Brenda Novak is hosting the 3rd annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International auction. So far, the auction has raised nearly $100,000 - isn't that amazing? See what people can do when they all come together for a good cause.
But Brenda is not willing to stop anytime soon - not until there is a cure. So check out her sight for some amazing prizes. Here is a sampling of some of the selections:
  • Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento -- One Weekend night Stay with Breakfast for two at the Great American Grill. 2540 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 568-5400
  • Spunpuppy Webworks -
    1. Custom blog template (does not include myspace) Value $502. Professional Website Evaluation for Search Engine Optimization. Determines marketing strengths and weaknesses of your Web site and offers suggestions for layout and ease of navigation. Includes no obligation to purchase any additional services or contracts from Spunpuppy. $100 3. A custom website to fit an author's needs. Design will be easy for owner to adjust and update. Includes optional free hosting for a year and purchase of domain name (for a year) to be transferred to the author upon initial setup. If author is already hosted with another company and/or owns domain name, Spunpuppy will create a layout and set it up within the hosting server. *Note* Spunpuppy Webworks cannot breach on previous contractual agreements for hosting. $500
  • The Fog City Divas ( - A tote bag filled with a book from each Diva (except for Monica whose books aren't out yet) as well as a $100 gift cert from The Fog City Diner for the auction.
    Autographed books:Kate Moore - SEXY LEXYCarol Grace - THAT'S AMOREBella Andre - TEMPT ME, TASTE ME, TOUCH MEJami Alden - DELICIOUSBrenda Novak – DEAD SILENCE
    For sample menus, visit www.fogcitydiner.com1300 Battery St.San Francisco, CA 94111 tel. 415.982.2000fax 415.982.3711
  • Editor Shauna Summers of Bantam Doubleday Dell – The read of a partial.
  • Borders Express – Gift Certificates ($500 - $1000)
  • From Attorney Jeff Hovik -- Four nights at our his new Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico condo at a resort called Las Palomas. It is right on the beach. You can get more information from the Las Palomas
  • RWA Industry Award Winning Editor Kate Duffy is out-doing herself again this year. She’s contributing FIVE reads, Lunch With Kate Duffy at RWA National, a year’s worth of BRAVA books, and a Road Trip with her and Bookseller of the Year, Kathy Baker in Dallas (the day before the RWA conference is to begin), where you will take a tour of the various Waldenbooks/Borders in Dallas (five stores). Not only will you have the chance to get to know these dynamic movers and shakers in the book industry, you’ll meet the manager of each Waldens store and be able to give him/her a copy of your next book. Can you say networking? Contacts? Finish the trip with a delightful and delicious lunch on Kate!

And much, much more. Check here for a current list of prizes.

The auction will run from May 1st - May 31st

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  1. Wow, what a bunch of terrific prizes, but more importantly a very good cause. That is so great that she does this. I'll have to check it out to see what we can do to help.

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