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Critique & Character Review

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50 Page Edit & Character Development Review

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Lisa Carley Hotaling | LCH Consulting and Editing
Item Description

Lisa Carley Hotaling will edit the first 50 pages of your manuscript and offer a character development review.

About Lisa: Lisa is the former director of a college writing center and writing instructor, former copy editor, and curriculum writer. She recently completed her first novel and is the editor of a maternal journal called The Narrow Pass, which she publishes on Mother’s Day.

In addition to proper grammar and mechanics, her specialty is authentic character development. With an MA degree in Psychology, she enjoys bringing characters the depth they deserve, and assuring that they are psychologically consistent.

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Value $450

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Critique by Carina Press Editor

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40-Page Critique by Kate Marope

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Kate Marope | Carina Press
Item Description

Freelance acquiring editor Kate Marope of Carina Press will critique the first 40 pages of your NA or A mystery and romance novel (all subgenres except historical).

About Kate: A freelance editor and acquiring editor for Carina Press, Kate has professionally critiqued and edited over 30 psychological thrillers, paranormal, urban fantasy and romance novels. She is drawn to books with pragmatic characters, smart heroines and intricate world-building. Kate craves well-developed and authentic characters that feel real. She doesn’t have to like your characters; just understand them.

Learn more at www.theribbonmarker.com and follow her on Twitter @TheRibbonMarker.

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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COFFEE!! Up for Bids

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Coffee… and more coffee!

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$15 Starbucks & coffee of your choice
Item Description

Coffee, and more coffee! Brain fuel for a writer, or anyone. This listing is for coffee beans or ground coffee of your choice, delivered by Amazon, up to $20 value. (You don’t have to get the organic, low acid style, but it comes highly recommend!) Starbucks gift card is a $15 value and will be mailed to you.

 

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $35

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Book Cover Design up for Bids!

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Book Cover Design – Ebook & Print

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Chris Kridler, SharpEditor.com
Item Description

Chris Kridler of SharpEditor.com will work with you and your art; image(s) from DepositPhotos; or your own purchased stock art to create an eye-catching book cover (will include a print version with spine and back if you need both ebook and print).

About Chris: Chris Kridler trained as a copy editor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in journalism and English and a great love for literature and books of all genres.

She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a copy editor, reporter, designer, photographer and videographer, and she has published several novels under two names. She edits, designs and formats books for other authors, helping them through the process of self-publishing.

Chris has a critic’s eye thanks to extensive experience in indie publishing, professional editing, creative writing classes, literature classes and critique groups; in addition, she has written book reviews for multiple newspapers. An award-winning author, she is a member of Romance Writers of America. In her spare time, she chases tornadoes.

Learn more at SharpEditor.com.

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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Critique from Melinda Leigh

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30 Page Critique by Melinda Leigh

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Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Item Description

Critique of the first 30 pages of a romantic suspense/mystery manuscript by bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

About Melinda: Melinda Leigh is the Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author of more than twenty romantic suspense stories. She has been nominated for two Rita Awards and is a 2018 inductee into the NJRW Golden Leaf Hall of Fame. She is a wife, mom, animal lover, dog rescuer, martial artist, geek, and coffee and chocolate addict.

Find out more about Melinda:
Website: http://melindaleigh.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melindaleighauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelindaLeigh1

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Value $100

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Critique by Maria Geraci!

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3 Chapter Critique From Maria Geraci

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Item Description

Maria Geraci will read and provide a detailed written critique of the first 3 chapters (up to 75 pages) of your novel. Genres: contemporary romance, women’s fiction, chick lit.

About Maria: Maria Geraci is the best-selling author of quirky, fun, romantic women’s fiction. A two time RITA® Finalist as well as a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards, and Romantic Times’ American Title contest, her books feature strong women, dreamy heroes, lots of laughs and a little bit of heat.

She lives in central Florida and is always on the lookout for the perfect key lime pie recipe (but not the kind they served on Dexter).

Learn more at www.mariageraci.com

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Value $100

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Brainstorming/Developmental Video Chat

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45 Minute Brainstorming/Developmental Video Chat

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Author Kerry Evelyn | Crane’s Cove Series
Item Description

Author Kerry Evelyn will help you develop your idea for a romance novel during a 45-minute brainstorming/developmental video chat. Choose character development or major plot points. Must download Zoom App to participate.

The winning bidder will also receive autographed copies of Kerry’s Crane’s Cove series, “Love on the Edge” and “Love on the Rocks,” set in Coastal Maine. Kerry is also including a complimentary PDF of her workbook, “How to Binge Write Your Novel”.

About Kerry: Kerry Evelyn has always been fascinated by people and the backstories that drive them to do what they do. A native of the Massachusetts South Coast, she changed her latitude in 2002 and is now a crazy blessed wife and homeschooling mom in Orlando. She loves God, books of all kinds, traveling, taking selfies, sweet drinks, and escaping into her imagination, where every child is happy and healthy, every house has a library, and her hubby wears coattails and a top hat 24/7.

Learn more about Kerry by visiting: www.kerryevelyn.com

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Value $100

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Critique from Award-Winning Author

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20 Page Critique by Author Sandy Parks

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Sandy Parks | Award-Winning Author

Value $75

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Critique Carina Press Editor

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3 Chapter + Synopsis Critique by John Jacobson

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John Jacobson | Carina Press
Item Description

I will critique any sub genres of romance save for Christian inspirational. I’m also genderqueer, femme, and queer identifying, so if your MS includes gender and/or sexual diversity it’s a bonus! I will do a fairly detailed critique including in-line notes and an overall 1 to 2 page critique along with those notes. If you have a synopsis I’ll gladly utilize that, but it’s not required.

About John: John Jacobson has been in various roles in and out of publishing for the past eight years. John was an editor at Spencer Hill Press and a freelance writer for Heroes and Heartbreakers, as well as Romantic Times. After finishing his degree at Ithaca College, John took on a position at a major university in instructional design and began freelance editing in content and acquisitions for Carina Press. John currently works with authors such as Therese Beharrie and Felicia Grossman.

Follow John on Twitter: @DreamingReviews

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Value $75

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Gift Cards-Twin Pack

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2 Gift Cards – Twin Pack!

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Panera Bread & Cracker Barrel
Item Description

Enjoy a $30 Cracker Barrel gift card and a $25 Panera Bread gift card in this twin pack. No expiration date!

Donated by Lucy Lakestone, author of the Bohemia Beach Series. Learn more at www.LucyLakestone.com

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Value $55

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