Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

A 100 page bonus critique from Carrie Harris

I got a lot of notes from people yesterday who REALLY wanted to win critiques but lost them at the last minute. So...as a thank you for participating, I'm offering three bonus critiques throughout the day!

Comment here to bid on the 100 page critique, which will close at noon EST.

A 50 page bonus critique from Carrie Harris

I got a lot of notes from people yesterday who REALLY wanted to win critiques but lost them at the last minute. So...as a thank you for participating, I'm offering three bonus critiques throughout the day!

Comment here to bid on the 50 page critique, which will close at 2 PM EST.

A 25 page BONUS critique from Carrie Harris

I got a lot of notes from people yesterday who REALLY wanted to win critiques but lost them at the last minute. So...as a thank you for participating, I'm offering three bonus critiques throughout the day!

Comment here to bid on the 25 page critique, which will close at 4 PM EST.

A signed copy of BESTEST RAMADAN EVER by Medeia Sharif

Donated by: Medeia Sharif

Please be warned--if you win this, I might send the zombie hordes after you. I want it THAT BAD.

About BESTEST RAMADAN EVER:
During Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset, for a whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my fifteen years. My exercise-obsessed mom—whose hotness skipped a generation, sadly—says I could stand to lose a few. But is torture really an acceptable method? I think not.

Things wouldn't be so bad if I had a boyfriend, but my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and crushable artist, might be my soul mate. Figures my bestest friend Lisa likes him, too.

To top it off, there's a new Muslim girl in school who struts around in super-short skirts, commanding every boy's attention—including Peter's. How can I get him to notice me? And will I ever feel like a typical American girl?

About Medeia Sharif:

I’m a Kurdish-American author who was born in New York City, and I presently call Miami Beach my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. I became a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer in college. My persistence paid off in 2008 when I attained agent representation and in 2009 when I got my first book deal. BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. is my first novel and it will be published by Flux in 2011. In addition to being a writer, I'm a high school English teacher.

This item will close for bids on July 26th at 4PM EST.

A signed copy of POSSESSION by Elana Johnson

Donated by: Elana Johnson

I loved this book, plain and simple. And the ending will make your head explode, only not literally, because who would want to buy a book that does THAT? Besides me, of course.

About POSSESSION:
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

About Elana Johnson:

Elana wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query.

She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and is a member of SCBWI.

This item closes for bids on July 26th at 4PM EST.

Thursday night power hour!

After a brief outage earlier today, Night of the Giving Dead is back and going strong! But we need to make up for lost time, people. That's why we're doing another POWER HOUR! Place a bid on any auction item tonight (July 14) before 10 PM EST and get entered for a random drawing to win a 30 minute phone discussion with me! We can talk zombie penguins; we can practice your pitch for SCBWI LA; we can discuss the industry--you name it!

Here's how it works--every dollar you bid gets you one entry into the drawing. So a bid of $20 gets you 20 entries, gives you the potential to win some fabulous auction items, AND it helps put books into the hands of sick kids who desperately need a little distraction.

What are you waiting for? Shamble over to the auction listings and get started!

Power Hours and an Event Update!

Thanks to your holy-crapsticks-awesome generosity, we raised over $3000 for the children's hospital in the first two days! I'm beyond excited to see what comes next...and in order to make the most of this event, I'd like to introduce you to the...

POWER HOUR!!!

Are you going to the roundtables at SCBWI LA this year? Starting a new manuscript and not quite sure the opening works? Ready to start querying? Place a bid on any auction item today (Wednesday, July 13th) between 1:30 and 4:30, and you'll be entered into a special bonus drawing to win a line-by-line analysis of the first 500 words of your manuscript from me.

Every dollar of a VALID bid placed during Power Hours (in other words, above $10 for starting bids and above the current bid for all others) gets you one entry into the drawing. In other words, if you bid $20, you get 20 entries! I'll pick one random winner and announce it around 5PM EST today!

Good luck, and get bidding!
 


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