|Katie and Daniel, staying healthy despite diabetes.|
Part of my interest comes from my own personal connection. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 17 months old (he's now 17). Six years later, my daughter was given the same diagnosis at age 11. Diabetes is a difficult disease to manage, and most of that management falls to the family.
The other great part about the auction, besides the benefit of aiding diabetes research is that Novak is an author. Many of the items up for bidding are of interest to writers and readers everywhere. Yes, you'll find jewelry and art, but you'll also discover books, ereaders, and best of all, opportunities to get your writing before agents and editors. Many bids start at only $2. The bidder who makes the most bids (regardless of whether they win anything) receives a brand new laptop.
Here are some items up for bid that caught my eye. Check out the auction site, where you can search for many others. The auction closes on May 31st, but there are some items that are only up for one day.
Enter a sweepstakes for a Kindle or Nook, plus a $250 gift card
How about having coffee or tea with your favorite agent, editor, or author? Like Tea at the Plaza Hotel in NYC w/authors Eloisa James, Caridad Pineiro, & Ruth A. Casie (ends May 20th)
Choose to bid on one of 48 agent evaluations of your manuscript, from Donald Maass to Kristin Nelson to Holly Root. Kristin Nelson promises a 5-day turnaround and Skype phone call.
Similarly, choose from 50 editors willing to look at partial and full manuscripts. Find editors from Harlequin, Grand Central, Kensington, and more.
How about feedback from your favorite author? Browse through 72 authors willing to look at manuscripts from several chapters to fulls.
You'll also find bidding for conference fees and contests, and a list of 59 services like ebook and website design.
I recently bid (and won) an item at a writing conference auction, and I'll be deciding what to bid on in this one. What would entice you to bid in Novak's auction?