Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ongoing and Upcoming Reader Events

I wanted to tell you about some events that are going on right now and upcoming on the web for readers and writers and for everyone in fact.

READERS AT HOME CONFERENCE -- Author Lucy Monroe has set up a Readers Conference on her blog for people who can't make it to the Romantic Times Conference this week.  It began on the 26th and runs through the weekend.  Every day there are guest authors blogging and prizes.  It's a lot of fun.  I'll be guesting on the 29th.  There are several authors each day so stop on by and meet some of your favorite writers!

BRENDA NOVAK'S AUCTION FOR DIABETES - Author Brenda Novak started this auction a few years ago to help raise money for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, a disease her son suffers from.  To date she has raised over $770,000 and is hoping to hit the one million dollar mark this year.  The auction runs from May 1st to the 30th.  It is set up like E-Bay but all of your money goes to this charitable cause.

And what can you get?  Just about anything.  If you're a reader, there are tons of autographed copies by bestselling authors as well as gift baskets and much more.  For writers there are agent/editor critiques, author mentoring, to name just a few.  For everyone there are fabulous vacation getaways, Hawaii, courtesy of author Jane Porter, the Cascade Mountains by author Susan Andersen, a stay in the Inn run by Nora Roberts.  There are trips to Mexico and the California Wine Country and the list goes on.  Bidders can also win raffle prizes that are amazing.

Don't miss this opportunity to help find a cure for diabetes and get something really good for yourself!

Hope you'll check out these fun events!



  1. Brenda's auction is FANTASTIC. Last year I won an amazing critique by a published author. And it's for such a great cause, too. Thanks for the reminder that it's about to start again.

    By the way, I just picked up IN SHELTER COVE. Love the cover.

  2. Pls enter me in your convention contest for both Barbara Freethy's books.