Dive Into The Romance – a Beach Bag Full of Fun!

Author Brenda Novack has a charity auction in-over-her-head-judi-fennellto benefit Juvenile Diabetes (her son has it), and many many authors have contributed items. I put up a Beach Read Bag for auction – full of a beach towel, sea shell candles, a mermaid cell phone charm, a signed copy of In Over Her Head, as well as about 15 other books to take to the beach with you.

Beach Read Bag

And, please, take some time to browse around for a good cause.


Authors in Action!


From Monday, January 19 through Monday, January 26, I’m joining a group of authors and Romantic Inks in an online auction to help out a deserving family, by offering a signed ARC (advanced reading copy) of my debut novel, In Over Her Head (click here to go right to my page). (Five months before it hits the stores!)

Katy is a sixteen year old avid reader and aspiring author and illustrator who has won local awards for her artwork. Just before Christmas, Katy and her mother became homeless. They were evicted from their apartment and have been living in hotel rooms (when they’ve been lucky) or their car (when they’ve not been so lucky) since then.

Katy has been blogging about life on the streets, and you can read all about how this incredibly sweet mother and daughter ended up in this situation here: http://destinationanywherebuthere.blogspot.com/ and see the video here: http://destinationanywherebuthere.blogspot.com/2009/01/nbc-video-and-so-far.html

As Katy states on her blog, “Homelessness has many faces. And sometimes it happens to have a computer.” Both Katy and her mother seem to have very positive outlooks, but it’s clear they’re in some real trouble.

That’s where this auction comes in. All proceeds will go toward helping Katy and her mother get back on their feet. This is a pair that are actively looking for ways to improve their situation, and just need a little push to help them get there. So, please bid generously and know that you’re doing a wonderful thing to help two wonderful people.

Here is the link to the auction page: http://romanticinks.com/auction/

Thanks so much for taking part in this, and please, pass this along to your friends.



My Very First Look at In Over Her Head


 FIRST OFFICIAL: Look at my book!

I’m going to be participating in an online auction to benefit a homeless family and I’ll be auctioning off an ARC (advanced reading copy) of In Over Her Head (a full four and a half months before it shows up in book stores). Today my copy arrived and thrilled just doesn’t begin to cover the emotions. For a writer to say the feeling is indescribable should give you some idea.