A Deal for You, A Deal for Them

I came across this AMAZING deal the other day from Writer’s Digest. And now you have just a couple more days to act on it, so don’t waste another minute. Go HERE and check out these SEVEN writing books that are absolutely FREE.

That’s right, friends. They’re part of a free NaNoWriMo ebooks deal. And don’t tell me that you don’t have an e-reader, ’cause you can download a FREE Kindle for your PC. Yes, you can. Then you can download any or all of these FREE books. Yes, you can!

Then, after saving ALL that money, you can zip over to the Light Up the Library Auction and bid on something special. There are a ton of categories, and one especially for you, writers.

Now, I love libraries and I love how this auction will benefit the Musana Children’s Home Library in Uganda. So check out what Jean Reidy‘s been up to, and take a look at her book, Light Up the Night, then light up a child’s life with your bid.

Tooting My Horn about an Awesome Bookmark!

Now that I think about it, I really didn’t have anything to do with the making of this awesome bookmark. I suppose, technically, I’m tooting Book Bling’s horn.
Anyway, the point is, you’re going to hear the story I call, “The Tale of the Goose Charm” or “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait-and Win Auctions.”
So, once upon a time, I made the highest bid on an auction item to benefit the kids in Japan. Before long, Joan Stradling of Jots & Tittles contacted me and asked what charm I’d like on my bookmark (the auction item), and I said I find Gladys the Goose pretty charming, not to mention a-“muse”-ing (That sounded better in my head), and could she put a goose on a bookmark? Oh, and by the way, could she use gold thread ’cause I need a golden egg right now (as opposed to the rotten eggs I keep laying)?

A few weeks passed, and then I received word that no, goose charms are simply not available but perhaps I’d like this special charm made from Gladys the Goose’s likeness?
Oh, yes, I said, I certainly would! And then today, I found this utterly charming goose bookmark in the mail. And I’m quite sure that I shall write happily ever after!
Gladys shall hang about, inspiring me because, technically, she can’t write. (Silly goose!)

It Feels Good to Win (For Japan)

It’s the final day of the Masters here in Georgia…the sky is a clear blue, the azaleas are a riot of pinks, whites and reds, and the grass is a carpet of emerald green. I suppose for a handful of golfers, the pressure’s on. But for the rest of us, watching, it’s a glorious, carefree afternoon.

The Masters is thousands of miles away from Japan…and a world away from their daily struggles. Life is still difficult for the Japanese people, but you can lend a hand in their time of need with just the click of a button.

Kidlit 4 Japan still has plenty of items open for bidding. You can grab a critique or some swell children’s books, as well as a ton of book swag. Even if you’re not a children’s book reader, I’ll bet you know a library that would love a few autographed books for their juvenile collection.

Oh! And I finally won a bid for a really cool bookmark! It’s not exactly a green jacket, but I feel as good as if I’d won the Masters.