As you probably know, today kicks off our week-long auction called the Quest for Queena. Please take a few moments to look at our page that goes into detail on Queena and her story.
In 2008, Queena was an eighteen-year-old dropping books off at the library. She was attacked and brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead. The attack left her blind, unable to walk, unable to talk, and requiring around-the-clock-care.
This month marks not only the seventh year since Queena’s attack, but also her twenty-fifth birthday. Now, she can communicate by widening her eyes, smiling, and clenching her fists. Every day, she fights her way through intensive, sometimes experimental, therapies that add up to over $70,000 a year. Together, we can change this real life “New Adult” story by stepping in to help ease her family’s financial burden—and have a good time doing it!
(100% of the auction proceeds will go to Queena and her family to help with medical expenses.)
Queena's story touched all of our hearts over at NA Alley, and we're extremely grateful to all of the wonderful donors and auction participants
The auction will run through Friday, and you're all invited to the wrap-up party on Facebook. (As part of the wrap-up party, we'll announce auction winners, play games, give out some nifty prizes, and generally have a good time socializing)
Items up for bid are open to any and all bidders. Please note, some items may only be for US residents (this will be noted on the item). You can also donate without bidding on an item.
All items will close to bidding on Friday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
NA Alley wants to help support our community, and we need your help to do it. Please share if you can. There are some pre-made tweets here.
Every day this week, we are going to highlight four items up for bid, so let's get started!
Agent Critique with Literary Agent Cassie Hanjian
Get your pitch AND first 50 manuscript pages critiqued by agent Cassie Hanjian of The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency!
Agent Critique and Phone Call with Literary Agent Sara Megibow
Get your first 30 pages of your manuscript critiqued AND a 30-minute follow-up phone call with K.T. Literary agent Sara Megibow.
Note-- the manuscript from which the pages are submitted does NOT have to be finished. (see auction page for requirements)
Author Education Bundle (3 Items!)
This bundle has 3 items to help you sell more books, publish with confidence and develop your career as an author, and learn how to make social media work for you. Classes involved:
• Sell More Books 30-Day Challenge by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart (online course)
• Publish with Confidence: Develop Your Career as Author by Carrie Butler (online course)
• Home study version of the StandUP,StandOut,RakeItIn course from Social Deviants.
Fiction Writing Bundle (10 items!)
This bundle comes with 10 items all to help you write fiction. Items included:
• WRITING NEW ADULT FICTION by Deborah Halverson
• OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL & OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL WORKBOOK; STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL & STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL WORKBOOK by K.M. Weiland (signed paperback set!)
• SAVE THE CAT! ® STRIKES BACK by Blake Snyder
• THE EMOTION THESAURUS: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CHARACTER EXPRESSION; THE POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES; THE NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS: a WRITER'S GUIDE TO CHARACTER FLAWS by Angela Ackerman and Becca Pugilisi (signed paperback set!)
• Scrivener Software for Windows from Literature & Latte
These are only four of our items! Don't forgot ALL ITEMS ARE OPEN FOR BIDDING.
To see these and all other items, please click here.
Again, thank you donors and participants!
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