Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Name a Character in Barrie Summy's new middle grade book

Donated by: Barrie Summy

One of my favorite things to do is name characters, except that every time I get out the baby name book to pick the right name, someone asks me if I'm expecting. And now it's your turn. How cool would it be to surprise somebody with a book containing THEIR NAME? And Barrie is really nice--I promise she won't turn your favorite niece into a member of the undead hordes.

I should note that Barrie gets final approval of the name you pick, but you're not going to be one of those people who thinks it's funny to choose a name composed entirely of bleepables, are you? Of course not!

Prize details:
The winner gets to name one character in Barrie Summy's current YA work in progress, subject to approval by Barrie.

About Barrie's SHERRY HOLMES BALDWIN books:
There are four Sherry Holmes Baldwin books currently on the shelves: I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES, I SO DON'T DO SPOOKY, I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP, and I SO DON'T DO FAMOUS. All are witty and fun and amazingly good, but here's a little extra about I SO DON'T DO FAMOUS.

Laughs, ghosts, and a lip-gloss-loving teen sleuth!

Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin is spending spring break in California with her best friend, Junie. She can’t wait to hang out in the sun, hit the mall, and spend time with cutie-pie Josh.

Then . . . a freaky change of plans. Sherry’s mom, a cop killed in the line of duty, contacts her. Not only is she a ghost, she’s a ghost in danger of flunking out of the Academy of Spirits, and she needs Sherry’s help. Unless she solves an important mystery in San Diego, she’ll be banished to an afterlife for ghost failures!

If Sherry wants to be a normal seventh grader (as in, one who doesn’t communicate with ghosts), she can’t tell anybody about her mom—or what she has to do. Not her brother, not Junie, and especially not Josh. It’s up to Sherry alone to save the day. Except . . . she so doesn’t do mysteries.

About Barrie Summy:
Barrie grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three o'clock. Barrie lives in California with her husband and their four children. She's currently hard at work on her next book. Please visit her at

This item closes for bids on July 25th at 4 PM EST.


  1. $10

  2. What a fun auction item! I'll bid $20

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