180: Walk-on part in REBECCA EMIN’S next novel + signed books

ITEM: A signed copy of Rebecca Emin’s children’s novel NEW BEGINNINGS (age 8-12) and of SHAMBELURKING AND OTHER STORIES (children’s anthology Rebecca has two stories in) plus a walk-on part in Rebecca’s second novel WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE


NEW BEGINNINGS is a novel for children aged 8-12, due to be published early 2012 at the very latest. The winning bidder will receive one of the first copies of the book when it is published.

SHAMBELURKING AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of poems and stories for children aged 8-12, which was published in aid of the National Autistic Society Early Learning Program.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE is a novel for 10-14 year olds about a girl who has always had really vivid dreams… and then some of them start to come true.



172: Two issue subscription to THE YELLOW ROOM, a short story magazine for women writers

ITEM: Two issue subscription to THE YELLOW ROOM, a literary short story print magazine for women writers.

DETAILS: The Yellow Room publishes short stories of up to 5,000 words by UK women writers in a smart print magazine twice a year. The Yellow Room also gives helpful and constructive feedback on those stories the editor, Jo Derrick, considers unsuitable for the magazine.


UPDATED 149: Exclusive short story by MIRANDA DICKINSON starring the winning bidder + signed books + brownies!

ITEM: Miranda Dickinson will write an exclusive short story starring the winning bidder! Plus signed copies of both Fairytale of New York and Welcome to My World PLUS Blue Basil Gourmet Brownies have added 16 brownies worth £25.50 (brownies are UK only, I’m afraid).


FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK is a sparkling romantic comedy set in a New York neighbourhood you’ll want to come back to.

The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller… over 105,000 copies sold to date…Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010…Published in four languages… Loved around the world!

BIO: Miranda Dickinson is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of Fairytale of New York and Welcome to My World. Find out more at her website: www.miranda-dickinson.com and her blog: www.coffeeandroses.blogspot.com

119: Critique of a short story or opening chapter up to 5000 words + signed copies of HIERATH and THE FELINE QUEEN by Joanne Hall

ITEM: I’m offering 1 x signed copy of “Hierath”, 1 x signed copy of “The Feline Queen” (forthcoming), and a critique of up to 5000 words of either a short story or opening chapter.

Hierath – In this thrilling fantasy novel, the world stands on the brink of peace, the first peace for a thousand years. A fragile alliance has been formed between the New Kingdom and Telesia, and they have agreed in principle to set aside their centuries-old quarrel over land and culture. The deal has been forged by the efforts of Alex, the peace-loving newcomer to the throne. But things are about to change… Alex meets and falls in love with Lydia, a fisher’s daughter from the east, to the displeasure of both his family and his friends. His aunt has already arranged for the alliance with Telesia to become a permanent and marital one, and the sudden arrival of Lydia throws all her carefully laid plans into jeopardy. And then an horrific act of betrayal plunges the world once more to the brink of war…

The Feline Queen is a collection of short stories by Joanne Hall, to be published by Wolfsinger in the next few weeks.

39: Short story feedback + signed copy of BACK BURNING by Sylvia Petter

ITEM: Feedback on a short story 2,000 words max PLUS signed copy of BACK BURNING by Sylvia Petter

PLUS Elaboration of a paper prepared for the 2nd International Conference on Creativity and Writing in Orivesi, Finland, entitled “Warming up before sitting down: from online to inter-face writing support” – a presentation on the writing strategies I have used over the last twenty years, with examples, links, etc., and email discussion if required.

BIO: I´m an Australian writer living in Vienna. My second collection of stories, BACK BURNING, was published end 2007 by IP, Australia. Details at http://www.ipoz.biz/Titles/BB.htm.

More recently, my stories can be seen in the charity anthologies, 100 Stories for Haiti (http://www.smashwords.com/b/10591) , 50 Stories for Pakistan (http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1678288), A Pint and a Haircut – True Irish Stories for Haiti (http://www.londubh.ie/?p=756), with the latest forthcoming in 100 Stories for Queensland (http://100storiesforqueensland.org/).

I have a website at www.sylviapetter.com and I blog at http://www.mercsworld.blogspot.comproject.

28: First chapter/short story critique by SUE MOORCROFT

ITEM: Critique by Sue Moorcroft of a first chapter or a short story (up to 5,000 words)

BIO: Sue writes romantic novels of dauntless heroines and irresistible heroes. WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?, ALL THAT MULLARKEY and STARTING OVER are all published by Choc Lit.

Combining that success with her experience as a creative writing tutor, she’s written a ‘how to’ book, Love Writing – How to Make Money From Writing Romantic and Erotic Fiction (Accent Press). Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles and courses, is the head judge for Writers’ Forum and is a past winner of the Katie Fforde Bursary Award.

www.suemoorcroft.com and http://suemoorcroft.wordpress.com

18: Copy of DIAMONDS AND PEARLS short story anthology

ITEM: A copy of the DIAMONDS AND PEARLS anthology – a collection of short stories by women’s magazine writers, donated by Kathleen McGurl and signed by the contributors.

DETAILS: DIAMONDS AND PEARLS is an anthology of stories by womens magazine writers. It was the brainchild of editor Elaine Everest, who wanted to do something to mark the 30th anniversary of her surviving breast cancer. Proceeds from sales of the book go towards a breast cancer research charity.

BIO: Kathleen McGurl lives on the south coast and works as a computer programmer, writing in the time that remains between looking after her teenage sons and disabled mother. She has written short stories for womens magazines for many years, and one is included in this anthology. She is now working on a historical novel inspired by her family tree research.