Okay, I did not make that up. It’s a real auction that can be bid on and for just bidding you can enter to win one of TWO Grand Prizes: a Kindle, or a six month writing mentorship with Carrie Harris, a YA author (for your manuscript and if you write like the wind, you might just get a book done). My question: how young does the protagonist have to be in order for your work to be considered YA? I would say that my work is borderline YA, my main character starts at 18. Well, the action starts then anyway. But I’d still prefer the Kindle. We bought one for my fiance’s mother last year. I loved it, but she never uses it. Anywho…I’m totally off topic. You can bid on the auction items here: http://carrieharrisbooks.com/night-of-the-giving-dead-auction-items/. There are also links to find out more about the Grand Prizes.
I dunno if I’m gonna bid, I might bid on one of the query letter or 1st chapter critiques. But there are more ways to enter for those Grand Prizes too. In fact, I’m doing one of them. You can blog, tweet, or FB for 1 entry a piece. You can bid for 2 entries (you don’t have to win). You can buy her book Bad Taste in Boys for 5 entries. And you can give $10 to the Giving Library for 2 entries. Chalk up one entry for me and wish me luck, I’d really like to have that Kindle. Oh, one more thing. When you register for an entry for the Grand Prizes, you get to choose which one you want so you don’t get the Kindle if you wanted the internship, or vice versa. Cool, huh? Now go out there and bid! And good luck to you.