Doing good

May 08, 2008

garden guest house“Charity sees the need, not the cause.”

–German proverb

It’s that time of year again. The tireless Brenda Novak–writer, friend, and mother to a boy living with diabetes–is holding her annual auction to benefit diabetes research. I’m offering up my garden guest house for a weekend at the beach on Puget Sound. Last year, this item was enjoyed by a writers’ group who had met online, and had never been together in person. They had perfect weather and a great time. Here’s some information from Brenda. Knock yourself out and check out the offerings. There’s something for everyone–that’s a promise.

sunrise at the beachDon’t miss Brenda Novak’s 4th Annual On-line Auction May 1 – May 31st at There will be nearly 1300 items, many of which you can’t find anywhere else, and something for every budget from a drumhead signed by a whole slew of famous music artists (Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springstein, Madonna and too many others to list) to a treasure trove of fun items donated by aspiring author Lauren Hawkeye. In addition, aspiring novelists can bid on evaluations from some of the most powerful agents and editors in the business—some with the promise of a 24-hour response (unheard of in the publishing industry). And for the person who places the highest number of bids over all (even if that person doesn’t win a single item) a fabulous prize package that includes a brand new camcorder (worth over $1000). Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Go to to register and receive a $10 gift certificate to use toward your auction purchases.

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  • Hi Susan,

    I’ve been watching the auction since a friend posted about it on her blog 🙂 Wonderful thing that Brenda is doing – I like to think of it as that every dollar that is raised is one dollar closer to finding a cure……..

    It seems that there is something for everyone on the auction – even a ARC (Advance Readers Copy) of JUST BREATHE !!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine that ! 🙂

    What a nice thing for you to donate a weekend in your guesthouse – I think I began reading your blog last year after the winners from 2007’s auction had visited I wondered how they happened to be so special ! Now I know. Such a wonderful thing for you to do – thank you.


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