posted by Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy
As some of you know, I am a type 2 diabetic (also called adult onset or insulin resistant diabetes), but my best friend of over 20 years is a type 1 (usually called Juvenile diabetes) and a very special one at that. She was diagnosed with diabetes when she was only two years old, and is one of only about 1,000 people in the USA who has lived with diabetes over forty years!
Five years ago, shortly after her young son was diagnosed with diabetes, best selling author Brenda Novak started an online auction to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Association to do research for a cure for this devastating medical condition. Every year, Brenda's online auction has grown. So far, her auction has earned a half a million dollars for diabetes research! This year Brenda and her supporters would love to set a new record.
People donate hundreds of items of every sort.
There are things of interest to readers, writers, and everybody.
Everything from exotic vacations, to jewelry, electronics, and critiques by authors, agents, and editors!
This year several of the "CasaBabes" have donated items to Brenda's auction, including our editor, Deb Werksman. I have donated a critique of a first chapter and synopsis, and an autographed Advance Review Copy of my September release The Treasures of Venice.
That's right, you don't have to wait until September 1st! All you have to do is submit the winning bid.
And just to whet your appetite, here's the back cover copy:
He's a charming Irish rogue who never met a lock he couldn't pick... Keirnan Fitzgerald is desperate to locate the missing Jewels of the Madonna. With danger at every corner and time running out, he must use whatever means possible to uncover the stolen jewels in time to save his sister's life...
She's simply in Venice to relax and heal her broken heart... Samantha Lewis is shocked when a dashing stranger approaches her in a Venetian cafe pretending to know her. She's ready for something new and exciting in her life, so she throws caution to the wind and accompanies the Irish charmer into his dangerous world of intrigue, theft, and betrayal... As the centuries old story behind the Jewels disappearance is revealed, Samantha must decide whether the man she's so compellingly drawn to is her soul mate from a previous life or if they are merely pawns in a relentless quest for a priceless treasures...
Brenda's auction starts May 1st and you can check out all the goodies here: http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Home.taf
I hope you'll support this very worthwhile cause that is very near and dear to my heart.