Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Wrap Up Post

I'm a little late posting a wrap-up (I had a book release May 2) but here are some stats for this year's Pens for Paws Auction:

🙀 4/26 $120
🙀 4/27 $397
🙀 4/28 $205
🙀 4/29 $135
🙀 4/30 $1165
For a total of = $2,022
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Hooray! The kitties are so grateful for the help--especially since I recently heard that the driveway to the sanctuary washed away this winter, and had to be replaced (to the tune of 5 figures), yikes.

I am glad I was able to help Fat Kitty City this year, but this may be the last auction. I know for sure I will be taking 2018 off, as I have several books that need my attention. Plus, it gets harder to get commitments for donated items, as we're competing with several other auctions now. I hope to keep some sort of fund or food drive going for the kitties, so fingers crossed I can make that happen.

Meanwhile, I brought back some pictures to share, taken at the sanctuary on May 5th. Enjoy! (Be sure to turn your sound on for the video, to get the full effect of what a kitty heaven the sanctuary is)






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Friday, April 28, 2017

Critique Of Your Picture Book By Author Bitsy Kemper

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Multi-published author Bitsy Kemper is offering a picture book critique
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Edit Of Your Work From Author/Editor Jennifer Allis Provost

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Author and editor Jennifer Allis Provost is donating an edit of either a query letter and first three chapters, or the first fifty pages of a manuscript--winner's choice!
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Critique Of Your Query And First Five Pages By Agent Beth Phelan

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Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency is offering a critique of your query, plus the first five pages!
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Critique Of Your Query And 1st Five Pages by Agent Suzie Townsend

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Agent Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary is offering a critique of your query and first five pages!
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Donations From Stephanie Olivieri

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Author and artist Stephanie Olivieri is donating two books (Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter, and Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller) with bookplates signed by the authors
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Package #2 Of Books From New Leaf Literary

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New Leaf Literary has once again come through with some of their stellar titles! Package #2 includes For This Life Only by Stacey Kade (hardcover), The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics (paperback), What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass (hardcover), Thicker Than Water by Kelley Fiore (hardcover).
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Package Of Books Hand-Picked By Agent Kathleen Rushall

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Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary is offering a grab-bag of four books, tailored to the winner's tastes!
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Critique Of Your Query And First Five Pages From Elise Capron Of Sandra Dijkstra

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Elise Capron of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency is donating a critique of your query and first five pages! This is for a written critique of a query letter and first 5 pages of a fiction or non-fiction manuscript(click on the headline above to see more!)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Critique Of Your Submission Package From Operation Awesome




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The operatives at Operation Awesome will critique your submission package, which includes your Twitter pitch, query, synopsis, and first chapter! They're also including an e-book of America's Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan
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Package #1 Of Books From New Leaf Literary


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New Leaf Literary has once again come through with some of their stellar titles! Package #1 includes hardcover copies of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (signed 1st edition), Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige, Everyone We've Been by Sarah Everett, and Windwitch by Susan Dennard.
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Critique of A Query by Peter Knapp of Park Literary

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Agent Peter Knapp at Park Literary & Media is donating a critique of your query!
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Critique of Your Query From Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra Literary

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Literary agent Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra is offering up a critique of your query!
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Signed Copies Of Books By Kelley York And Rowan Altwood




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A signed copy of Other Breakable Things, a new book by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood from Entangled, is up for bid along with Modern Monsters.
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Critique Of 10-15 Page Scene From Editor Kate Sullivan of Delacorte

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Kate Sullivan is a Senior Editor at Delacorte Press/Random House, and she is donating a critique/line edits of a 10-15 page scene.
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Book Package From Angelica R. Jackson

BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED ON THIS ITEM, THANK YOU
Angelica has a new book coming out in May from Crow & Pitcher Press, and you can get it early by bidding on this package! Package includes a signed copy of the photobook Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016) plus more goodies.
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Critique of Query And 1st 25 Pages from Agent Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Lit


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Agent Natalie Lakosil is once again stepping up for the kitties, by offering a critique of your query and first twenty-five pages!
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Signed Copy of Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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Author Brigid Kemmerer is donating a signed hardcover of her latest book, Letters to the Lost.
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Signed Copies Of The Curious Cat Spy Club Series by Linda Joy Singleton

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Signed copies of the first three Curious Cat Spy Club mysteries by Linda Joy Singleton!
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Critique of Query And 1st 5 Pages from Alex Barba of Inklings


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Alex Barba of Inklings Literary is offering up a critique of your query and 1st 5 pages!
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Query Critique from Agent Brent Taylor of Triada

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Agent Brent Taylor of Triada US Literary Agency  is offering a critique of your query!
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He says: I will evaluate one query letter and provide written feedback for improvement. I will read the query letter and provide feedback for up to three rounds.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pens for Paws Auction Is On For April 24-28, 2017!

Cody, an alumnus/Happily Ever of Fat Kitty City


My own schedule is shaping up to be a little busier this year and I went back and forth on whether to hold the auction this year, but the kitties haven't stopped needing our help--so it was an easy decision after all!

I'll be holding the Pens for Paws Auction on April 24th through 28th this year, and I hope you'll join me in supporting Fat Kitty City, a cage-free, no-kill cat sanctuary in El Dorado Hills, California.

Check out the Donate page for instructions on how to donate an item for the auction, and the How It Works page if you'd like info on how to place bids once the items are live. And as always, there will be an Items Featuring In The 2017 Auction page, updated as donations come in.

Here's to a new year of keeping Fat Kitty City going as a refuge for kitties in need!