Good Morning & Hello May!
I’m sitting here at my desk, feeling so blessed to get to do what I do but even more so, for the family and friends in my life, new and old. It’s the first day of May, and in the spirit of finding ways to stand up and say thank you, or how can I help, or you’re not alone, I am sharing two causes very close to my heart that happen to be kicking off today. So what do you say? Want to help me give them a boost? Great!
Starting today and going until May 15, my wonderful publisher, Evernight, is donating 25% of ALL Evernight website proceeds to support breast cancer awareness. This comes at a wonderful time whether you read on an e-reader or prefer a good paperback as there are several hot new releases available in both formats. So stock up on your Springtime/Summer Romance reading supplies and support this worthy cause!
It’s also the first day of the Brenda Novak Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research which goes until May 31st. Let me tell you, the items up for bid at this auction blow me away every year! There are special sections for Readers and outstanding opportunities for Writers. There’s even cool rocker stuff like a meet ‘n’ greet with Bret Michaels!
I want to take a quick second to share my personal experience with this auction. Last year, I bid on and won a critique from one of my favorite authors, the incomparable Megan Hart. She reviewed the first three chapters of Sidewalk Flower. I’d been polishing, tweaking and submitting that baby for over a year. I can’t say for sure whether it was Megan’s critique that finally helped me submit a publisher-worthy piece of work, but I do know without a doubt that her expert, thoughtful, witty, and often hilarious comments are a part of the journey and something I’ll always be grateful for. Her comment alone, that my hero (Lucky Mason) was YUMMY sent me to the moon. Yep, Megan makes me smile like a giddy little fan girl!
So what I’m saying is, go check out this awesome auction to support diabetes research. Who knows? You may walk away with a life-changing experience of your own.
And on that note, I shall slip back into romance novel writer mode so that my next book, hopefully, touches someone the way I’ve been touched. Thank you all for your beautiful support. I’ve said it before, but truly there never lived a luckier girl.