Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 8 Item #8: Author Rachele Alpine

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 8
Item #8: MS critique and CANARY swag from Author Rachele Alpine

You are bidding on:
·         A MS critique of the first 2,500 words
·         CANARY swag pack of goodies
Opening Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Thursday 5/2 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 5/6 @ 10:00PM EDT
About the critique: Often when agents request a partial, they want to see the first pages of your novel. I’m donating a critique of your first 2,500 pages to make sure your manuscript is query ready! This critique will include comments as I’m reading and feedback on the piece as a whole
About CANARY: Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.
Bio: Rachele Alpine is a high school teacher by day, a MFA fiction writing student by night and use any free time in between to write, write, write! Her debut novel CANARY is coming out August 1, 2013. She blogs at: http://www.rachelealpine.com
Rachele Alpine’s Website: http://www.rachelealpine.coms
Auction Terms:
    • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount and email address; anonymous bidding is NOT allowed.
    • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to the designated charity organization(s).
    • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
    • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
    • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.  Unless otherwise stated, bidding on most items will start between $5 and $100, depending on the item and approximate value, but the starting bid is merely suggested.  You may open bidding at more, if you’d like.
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    • For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within the U.S.; if winner is outside of U.S., winning bidder pays for shipping outside the U.S.
    • Items up for bid that involve critiques: ALL PAGES ARE TO BE DOUBLE SPACED WITH A TWELVE POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT (unless otherwise noted).
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4 comments:

  1. This auction is now closed--congratulations to bramil1982 on a winning bid of $35!

    I'll send the winner an email shortly confirming the winning bid along with payment/donation instructions.

    Thank you all for participating in The Write Stuff for Boston auction! Please be sure to check out the other amazing items still available.

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