Friday, May 08, 2009

Nathan Bransford, it's war!

Officially!

Because Nathan, as much as I love you, you're beating me right now in Brenda Novak's Auction for Diabetes Research.

And LIT SOUP readers, can we let that happen? I don't think so!

This is Nathan's auction.

This is MY auction.

Go bid on me, not him! =)

(Nathan, you know I love you, but I want to win. And bidding on both of us raises money for a good cause. XOXO)

12 comments:

Nathan Bransford said...

I accept your challenge. There can be only one.

Jenn Nixon said...

lol you guys crack me up. you're both already out of my price range :-(

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

I will be victorious!

Jarucia said...

My fingers are crossed that I'll have a lucky cash windfall in the next 22 days.

I've saved the wishbone from last Thanksgiving, I think it's finally time to crack it.

Sarah said...

I agree. As much as I'd love to bid, can't fork up that much cash right now.

Good luck to the both of you. May the best ma... uh... woma... oops... person win!

astres said...

Seriously, can I justify these prices when I'm unemployed? *ponders* Next year? *winces*

Lisa Iriarte said...

I wish you both great success.

However, I really wish these fundraisers would move away from the "auction" format and go with a "raffle" format instead. I don't know many authors (particularly unpublished ones) who can afford the prices some of the offerings go for. With a raffle, everyone who enters pays the same amount and has a fair shot at the prize. People who want more of a chance can buy more tickets. And I think the charity would make just as much money in the end because more people would participate instead of a wealthy few.

My husband was fortunate enough to win one of the raffle-type fundraiser prizes once - a full manuscript critique from a prominent editor. And they raised lots of money for the charity. But I know we can't afford any of the critiques that go at auction.

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

Lisa, there are raffles going in the same auction too, but the agent critiques seem to be set up as auctions. She raises hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for diabetes research. =)

Lisa Iriarte said...

Oh, I'm sure she does. And it's a great cause. My father-in-law is diabetic. I just wish I had more cash on hand to contribute. :)

Brenda Novak said...

Hey, how can I get other agents and editors to compete? LOL This is great!

And for those who might not have the cash to buy something expensive, don't let that keep you away from the auction. It's main purpose is definitely to raise money for diabetes research, but it's more than that. It's a celebration, and no one has to be left out. This year I'm offering Easter Eggs. These are items I hide whenever the mood strikes, and you can buy them for $1!!! (They're all worth much more than that. Yesterday I gave away a critique by Hilary Sares who was a long-time editor at Kensington). If you're the first to find it, no one can bid against you or take the item away.

Happy hunting and thanks so much to Nathan AND Jenny for being amazing and generous individuals. Did I mention there are awards given out at the end of the auction for those donors who go above and beyond the call? I think we have a couple of candidates here....

Brenda Novak
THE PERFECT COUPLE, On Sale July 28th!

Lisa Iriarte said...

Well, I'm glad I took another look at the auction site. I entered two raffles.

Good luck to everyone!

Shelli said...

go get him!