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Melissa Conroy Author and Artist and Her Writer’s Block Monster

My guest blogger today is Melissa Conroy (Yes! She has a famous author dad!) whose sweet new book Grandma is an Author releases today. It’s an interactive story and journal about creativity and writers’ block. But after visiting her amazing website and browsing her many creative endeavors, I have a hard time believing Melissa is… Read more »

Auction Preview: 50 Pages or 5 Picture Books – It’s Your Pick – Critique from Agent Erin Murphy!

Donated by:  Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy Literary Agency) Item Description:   For all those writers with polished manuscripts wondering “How do I get this in front of an agent?” here’s your chance. Erin Murphy, a leading children’s book agent who no longer does conference critiques is offering this rare opportunity — a critique of the… Read more »

Auction Preview: Autographed Cap and Suit from Olympic Hopeful Missy Franklin!!

Item Description: At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, 16-year-old Missy Franklin came home with 5 medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze). She won her first Individual World Championship in the 200 Back with an American Record, narrowly missing the World Record. Missy is donating her official autographed USA swim cap and competition… Read more »

Auction Item Previews Coming Soon!

As you’ve probably heard by now, on 11/7 – 11/18 I’m holding an online auction to benefit the library at Musana Children’s Home in Iganga, Uganda. The auction website is:  but I’ll be previewing some of my amazing auction items here on this blog. I’ve got lots of cool stuff for just about everyone… Read more »