Kira Brady

May 4
Thunderbolt Blue Hair! and Novak’s auction for Books, Critiques, Getaways and Goodies.

The annual Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research is underway. Every May, critiques, networking opportunities, goodie baskets, and once-in-a-lifetime trips are auctioned off to raise money for diabetes research. Last year the auction raised over a million dollars. In the past I’ve won writing critiques from Candice Hern and Lori Handeland, and a lunch with author Jenna Petersen at the 2008 RWA conference. I had a really great time.

This year you can bid on a critique from my editor at Kensington, Peter Senftleben, which is currently a steal at $140. Love Seattle? New York Times best selling author and all around awesome Shelli Stevens is auctioning off a basket of Seattle goodies.

In other news, I dip dyed my hair Thunderbolt Blue. I now match my book cover. It is also possible that I liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor a little too much.

5 comments to “Thunderbolt Blue Hair! and Novak’s auction for Books, Critiques, Getaways and Goodies.”

  1. Tez Miller
      · May 5th, 2012 at 12:14 am · Link

    This should be your new author pic :-)

    • Kira Brady
        · May 9th, 2012 at 5:33 am · Link

      :D I think it’d make a great YA Fantasy author pic, don’t you?

  2. Danita Moon
      · May 10th, 2012 at 3:31 am · Link

    Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word about the auction. We appreciate your participation and generosity. My name is Danita and I’m a volunteer on the auction and your help in getting the word out generates more shoppers and visits to the auction website. We have added two new features to this year’s auction. We know that there are some shoppers who are unable to bid on items but do want to contribute to the cause so we have added a store which will allow them to purchase items and the proceeds go towards the auction the link is We have also added a blog which will have updates of the auction, items that are currently being spotlighted, and much more. The link to visit is Thank you again for helping us to make a difference.

  3. Danita Moon
      · May 15th, 2012 at 7:05 pm · Link

    May 27, 2012-It’s A Twitter Party!!!!

    Brenda Novak’s Online Auction For Diabetes Research will be having a final Twitter Party on May 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM PST hosted by Julie Rowe from Carina Press and will last until 2:00 PM PST. One lucky tweeter who uses the hashtag #bnda during the hour will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Be sure to follow @bnovakauction to be part of the Twitter Party. More details to follow.

  4. Danita Moon
      · May 29th, 2012 at 12:17 am · Link

    I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. Since being a volunteer on the auction and seeing all the fantastic items that have been donated for writers I’ve made up an imaginary wish list of items if I were to live out my dream as a writer. I thought I’d share that with you: The Complete Author Package Book Collection from COOL GUS PUBLISHING (Bob Mayer & Jen Tatly) (Current Bid: $34), Contract Review from Agent Marisa A. Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency (A) (Current Bid: $67), Submissions Workshop (3 Weeks Online) POLISH YOUR PARTIAL SUBMISSION from Document Driven (Current Bid: $30), NEW!!! Lawson Writer’s Academy: Ten Online Classes! Donated by Margie Lawson ($350-$400 Value!), (Current Bid: $130), First Three Chapters of Your Novel Edited by Document Driven ($420 value!) (Current Bid: $42), Up to 20 HOURS of Consultation Time with Forensic Expert Tom Adair!! ($3500 value!) (Current Bid: $140), “MICROSOFT WORD FOR WRITERS” Workshop Lesson by Catherine Chant, (Current Bid: $35), YOUR BIO (Short!), Written by Donna Erickson of (Current Bid: $12). These are all the items I believe I would need to start my career as a writer.