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One copy only! Rare as hens teeth!

One copy only! Rare as hen's teeth!



Two left in the world! New, not used.

Two left in the world! New, not used.

Brenda Novak’s auction for diabetes research is legendary by now. Why? Check out her amazing items for readers, writers or just folks who want to take a great vacation. This year I’m donating two of the last first-edition copies of Lord of the Night in existence. Links are here and here. A RITA-winner that’s been out of print for years! Autographed by my favorite author, too!



And here’s an autographed advance reading copy of Lakeshore Christmas

If you’re a writer, you can bid on a meeting with an agent or editor. If you’re a reader, try for lunch with a famous author. Come on, do something good for you–for Brenda–for diabetes research.

Speaking of winners…another selection: It’s Terry! She gets the radio and the book. Time for a new drawing. I have a signed Just Breathe and a spare copy of a book I was sent for endorsement, a wonderful memoir called Remember the Sweet Things by Ellen Green. To put your name in the hat, go to Brenda’s auction and name your favorite auction item in the Comments section.

Literary Lion, that is. Save the date. Please come join us for dinner!

Literary Lions



When:       6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009


Where:      Bellevue Regional Library

                                1111 – 110th NE, Bellevue, WA



                   (for directions to library)


Why:        1. Celebrate the contributions of 30 talented Northwest authors.

                   2. Raise awareness and funds for literacy outreach programs that help create a community of readers.


What:       A rotating array of authors at your dinner table! See the list below. How can you go wrong with this crowd?  


After the program, take advantage of your final opportunity to bid on items before the silent auction closes.  And enjoy chocolates, coffee, and champagne while you stock up on more books and chat with the authors.


Who:                Our 2009 Literary Lions! (as of Jan. 26)

Greg Atkinson – West Coast Cooking

Chelsea Cain – Sweetheart

Deb Caletti – The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

Dia Calhoun – Avielle of Rhia

Janet Lee Carey – Dragon’s Keep

Jo Dereske – Index to Murder

Robert Dugoni – Wrongful Death

G.M. Ford – Nameless Night

Lorie Ann Grover – Hug Hug!

Michael Gruber – The Forgery of Venus

Thor Hanson – The Inpenetrable Forest

Peg Kehret – Stolen Children

Julie Larios – Imaginary Menagerie

Kirby Larson – Hattie Big Sky

Skye Moody – Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam

Cynthia Nims – Rover’s: Recipes from Seattle’s Chef in the Hat

Nancy Pearl – Book Crush:  For Kids and Teens

Julia Quinn – Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

George Shannon – Rabbit’s Gift

Jennie Shortridge – Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe

Garth Stein – The Art of Racing in the Rain

Indu Sundaresan – In the Convent of Little Flowers

Susan Wiggs – Just Breathe


For more information, please contact Claire Wilkinson at or 425-369-3448.

You’re invited to this fun event, benefitting the West Sound Wildlife Shelter:

Fun! Shopping! Prizes! Calendar firefighters!

Fun! Shopping! Prizes! Calendar firefighters!


Sunday – March 1, 2009

 Be a GoddessBring a group of five friends and be an event goddess – crowned with your very own tiara – and receive a special gift.

Unleash the goddess within!

Get your flip-flops ready…
for the second-annual  Flip Flop Lemon DropJoin us for a girlfriends afternoon of indulgent fun, luscious libations, retail therapy, and a fabulous flip-flop fashion pageant. Click here to learn more….

Sunday, March 1, 2009
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Clearwater Resort

Buy your ticket online!

Tickets are $100
Proceeds will benefit the West Sound Wildlife Shelter.


Contact Us – 206-855-9057

The sweetest of love stories came to a bittersweet end. Talented writer and old friend Jo Leigh’s story is here. And the end here. Author Alison Kent has organized a fundraiser chock full of incredible gifts you can bid on, proceeds to go to medical costs. Please take a look, make a bid, and help out a wonderful writer.

Jolie & Dotes Jolie & Dotes

There’s exactly one copy available. At Brenda’s fundraiser auction for diabetes. You have to do it now, though. It’s a one-day item. Bidding opens the 22nd and closes the 23rd. Go for it!

Just Breathe book jacket

…and killing two birds with one stone. Sorry for the cliches, but they apply. I mean, where else can you round up all these authors and get their autographs and raise much-needed money to support literacy programs?

C’mon, people, if you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Natick, Massachusetts this coming Saturday, come to the booksigning! Here’s the scoop:

NEC/RWA’s 14th Annual Book Fair For Literacy

April 12, 2008
4:00 pm
Crown Plaza, Natick, MA

Featuring: Susan Wiggs

Also featuring Suzanne Brockmann, Virginia Kantra, Loretta Chase and three dozen of the top historical and contemporary romance authors from New England and beyond!

Public welcome. Twenty percent of all proceeds to benefit Massachusetts Volunteers for Literacy


My friend Pete took this stunning picture one morning. Arms around Bainbridge benefit swim, photo by Pete Saloutos

He’s a key organizer of Arms Around Bainbridge, an athletic event and benefit for Olivia Carey, a beloved islander suffering from ovarian cancer. I feel so lucky to live in a place where people take care of each other in creative ways. It’s a perfect example of how a person can use his gift and his passion. to help someone.

Last year I wrote a story to benefit Cottage Dreams, an organization that gives cancer victims a week in a rustic lakeside cottage. The topic was tailor made for me–a lakeside cottage? I am so there. I’m proud to have a publisher that gives authors an opportunity to use their gifts and passions to help others.

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I tend to spontaneously give stuff away to readers and libraries. Join the fun here. Really.

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