Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Auction Donation (BUNDLE!): Rebecca Waddell, Aften Brook Szymanski, Helen Boswell, Cory Putman Oakes, and Pat Zietlow Miller


Auction Donors and Items:

Rebecca Waddell writes YA, MG, short stories, and poetry.

Aften Brook Szymanski a member of SCBWI, part-time teacher, and full-time wife, and mother of three amazing kids. Obsessed with LEGO’s and thigh high socks. Addicted to hearts of palm, artichokes, and mango smoothies (not at the same time).
  • O. Potamus picture book 

O. Potamus is the story of a little hippo with a big interests. She’s not the best at everything, but that doesn’t stop her from giving her all. 

O. embraces her quirks and pursues her talents with the support of loving parents. 

Helen Boswell loved to get lost in the pages of a story from the time she could sound out the words. An author of both urban fantasy and contemporary romance, she loves to read and write characters that come to life with their beauty, flaws, and all. She is the author of the upper YA MYTHOLOGY trilogy and new adult romances. You can find out more about her books at
  • Copy of UNICORNS ARE JERKS: A COLORING BOOK EXPOSING THE COLD, HARD, SPARKLY TRUTH plus lots and lots of awesome albeit unrelated-to-unicorns book swag.

Unicorns think they're so great because they're all mysterious and magical, but they can be real jerks sometimes. This coloring book features eighteen examples of unicorns texting in theaters, farting in elevators, eating your leftovers, and generally acting like jerks.

Cory Putman Oakes was born in Basel, Switzerland, but grew up in Novato, California and attended Marin Catholic High School. She then spent three fantastic years at the University of California at Los Angele before graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2004, Cory graduated from Cornell Law School with a Juris Doctorate Degree and her husband, Mark (the first was the intended consequence of attending the school, the second was a bonus). Since then, she has been an associate at a big law firm, taught business law to undergraduates at Texas State University and written several books for young people.
  • A hardcover copy of DINOSAUR BOY, the first book in the Dinosaur Boy series - science fiction for ages nine and up. The book will be signed by the author (personalized upon request) and since nobody likes to read alone, the book comes with a cuddly, stuffed stegosaurus. A great gift for the kid on your holiday list!

Everyone knows the dinosaur gene skips a generation.
So it isn't a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouts spikes and a tail before the start of fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus.
Despite the Principal's Zero Tolerance Policy, Sawyer becomes a bully magnet, befriended only by Elliot aka "Gigantor" and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved-until he discovers a secret about the principal that's more shocking than Dino DNA. The bullies are in for a galactically horrible fate...and it's up to Sawyer and his friends to rescue them.
"With issues like bullying, not fitting in, and heroism, this is a book that kids and adults will share and treasure. It's Wonder with dinosaurs and is sure to touch your heart." ― P. J. Hoover, author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life
"A wild and wacky adventure...with enough twists and turns to rival a roller coaster, DINOSAUR BOY is sure to appeal to wonderfully weird kids of every shape and size." ―Kelly Milner Halls, award-winning author of Girl Meets Boy

Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: “This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills.” (Thanks, Mrs. Mueller! You rock!)
Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.
Now, she writes insurance information by day and children’s books by night.

  • Signed copy of the picture book SOPHIE'S SQUASH

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?

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  1. $25

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  2. BIDDING OFFICIALLY CLOSED! Winner will be emailed with directions on how to claim their prize! Thank you for supporting Summer Heacock and her family!