It's almost time for the annual Brenda Novak Auction! This is a fantastic event organized by a NY Times best-selling author to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. Every year there are some amazing items up for auction, for readers and writers alike. My local RWA chapter is putting together a basket of signed books/author critiques, and I'll make sure to post the link when it's up. The auction runs from May 1st through May 31st, so you definitely have time to think about donating an item. Writers, if you haven't donated, consider doing so this year. The auction supports a great cause AND allows you a terrific promo opportunity as well.
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