Wednesday, November 18, 2015


11/18/15 6:10pm pst: 

All items have been listed, EXCEPT for the few I am still waiting on.

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Thank you.

Welcome to our #FriendsOfFizzy Online Auction!

*All proceeds will go directly to Summer and Drew Heacock*


Thank you for stopping by! 
We've compiled what we think is an AMAZING auction for you, and we are so excited to go live next week! 
If you'd like to skip the bidding and go straight to donating, here's the GoFundMe page for the Heacocks

DISCLAIMER: All auction items have been generously donated by writers, gamers, literary agents, editors, friends, family, readers, fans, designers, etc.... good people with big hearts and a desire to love and support a fellow human in need. This auction is being hosted by two writers who will not profit from this event. WE SAY THIS BECAUSE WE WILL NOT TOLERATE RUDENESS OF ANY SORT. If you'd like to bid, please do!! We are raising money for an amazing woman and her beautiful family! If something doesn't interest you, keep it to yourself and move on. Being polite on the internet is actually pretty easy. 
Let's keep this experience as beautiful as the cause, shall we? 

Okay, now that our little disclaimer is out of the way, let's introduce ourselves. We are Jessa Russo and Tamara Mataya, hosts of #PitchMAS, super famous authors (haha *snort*), and friends of Summer Heacock (aka @Fizzygrrl). When we realized she needed us and our community, we started this auction, and WOW how you guys stepped up!! We are at once humbled and floored by the support we've seen this week for Summer; you continue to renew our faith in humanity. 

With that little intro out of the way, let's get right to it! 


Auction Opens: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
ALL posts will be scheduled to go live at midnight PST, so there will be no order or method to the madness. You'll have to just scroll through them all (or view the titles of each post in the sidebar to the right) once they've all gone live.

Auction Closes: Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Sometime next Monday, November 23rd, we will go through each post and type "BIDDING CLOSED" in the comments. If you want to bid, but you don't see that comment from one of us, refresh the page. If you still don't see it, you're welcome to bid because we probably haven't gotten to that particular auction post yet. 
Any comments that come in AFTER that "BIDDING CLOSED" comment will not count.

*It is YOUR JOB to pay attention to the starting bid amount on each auction, as each auction item is different

*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).

*Please leave bid amount and email address IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE ITEM YOU WANT TO BID ON in this format: 

emailaddress [at] provider [dot] com

Payments will be collected via Paypal ONLY, after auction closes. 
We will email the winners with payment instructions during the week following the acution. No exceptions will be made as far as payment methods, so please, if you don't have a Paypal account, go sign up for one now.

Each donation item's shipping policy and availability will be noted IN THE LISTING, however, it's pretty safe to assume the following when making a bid:

E-book auctions are open INTERNATIONALLY.
Paperback auctions are open to the US only, UNLESS NOTED in the particular auction.
Critiques are open INTERNATIONALLY.
GOODS/ARTWORK are open to bidders in US only, UNLESS it is digital or can be emailed.

#FriendsOfFizzy AUCTION DONATION Table Of Contents:

HUGE HUGE HUUUUUUUUUGE Thanks to Kimberly VanderHorst for compiling this list!!! What an amazing lifesaver!

Super Fun Stuff:

Terrie Wolfe: Agent Consultation

Kelsey Macke: Jamberry Prize Pack

Kat Saleen: One-hour Tarot Read

PubTalk TV: (2) 15-minute Skype sessions with panelists from PubTalk TV

Jessica Sinsheimer & Veronica Bartles: 30-minute Private Google Hangout

Pam Barney: Fizzy Snack Sack

Jenna Lehne: Essential Oils Gift Set


S.P. McConnell: Custom Full-Color Digital Character/Setting or Creature Sketch

Ashley Ruggirello: Custom, one of a kind (OOAK) eBook cover art

Colevanders Wands: One Custom Wand

Colevanders Wands: One Custom Wand

Colevanders Wands: One Custom Wand

Cait Greer: Formatting and Cover Design

Sublime Glass: 9 Glass Pendants

Whitney Gardner: TWO separate covers for authors looking to self-publish

Talynn Lynn: Graphic Bundle

Books and Swag:

Liana Brooks: 5 E-books and 30 Minute Skype Call

Shauna Granger and B.R. Myers: Signed, hardback, first edition copy of Neil Gaiman's Ocean at the End of the Lane and Three Other Signed Books

Jen Malone and Alison Green Myers: One-hour Skype Classroom Visit, Plus Book and Canvas Bag Filled with New Picture Books

Becky Albertalli, Dahlia Adler, and Kelly Calabrese: SIGNED AND ANNOTATED HARDCOVER OF SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, Signed copy of the book of your choice by Dahlia Adler,

Amy E. Reichert, Shaun Harris, & Kara Leigh Miller: Books and Swag

Brenda Drake, Elodie Nowodaykij, Lindsay Smith, and Heather Petty: Books and Swag

Megan Whitmer, Kelsey Macke, and Aria Glazki: Books and CD

V.S. Holmes, J.C. Nelson, Helen Boswell, and Kelly Calabrese: Books and Swag

Cassandra Page: Book and Cocoa Set

Deanna Raybourn: 8 Signed Books

Kat Ellis, Jessa Russo, and Tamara Mataya: Books and Swag

Melanie Conklin and Erica Miles: Books and Artwork

Tamara Mataya and Jessalyn Jameson: Books

Wendy Spinale: Signed ARC

Rachel O'Laughlin and Eliza Tilton: Books and Swag

Patty Blount: Signed Books

Rebecca Waddell, Aften Brook Szymanski, Helen Boswell, Cory Putman Oakes, & Pat Zietlow Miller: Personalized Poem and Books

Partial Critiques:

Laura Zats: Query Critique

Brent Taylor: 100-page Fiction Critique & 30 Minute Phone Consult

Dr. Uwe Stender: (TWO) Query + First 30 Pages Critiques

Melissa Jeglinski: First Fifty Pages Critique and Books

Roseanne Wells: (3) 30-Page MS Critiques

Sarah LaPolla: Critique: Query + 1st 10​00 words

Eric Smith: Query & First Chapter Critique

Meredith Rich: Query and First Chapter Critique (TWO Available)

Vicki Lame: 25 Page Critique

Alison Weiss, Sky Pony Press: First Three Chapters Critique AND Phone Call With An Industry Professional

Holly Ingraham: First 3 Chapters Critique - Romance or YA WIP

Mandy Schoen: 3 Chapter Critique

Jamie Zakian: Query + 3 Chapter Critique OR Submission Package Critique

Marieke Nijkamp: Query + 3 Chapter Critique (MG/YA)

Kate Brauning: Query Critique - Any Genre of Fiction

Sonia Hartl: Query/Synopsis/First 3 Chapters Critique

Ami Allen-Vath: 1 Query, Twitter pitch and First 10 Pages Critique and Signed Swag

Nicole Evelina: 50 Page Critique and Book

Stephanie Scott: First Chapter Critique

Sharon M. Johnston: Unicorn Package + First 50 Pages Critique + Ebook

S. L. Saboviec: TWO 3-Round Query Critiques

Summer Spence: Query + 3 Chapters Critique - YA or MG
Erica Chapman and S.L. Saboviec: YA Query and 25 Pages Critique, and Books

Jennifer Blackwood: Query + 1 Chapter Critique

Elizabeth Briggs: Query + 1 Chapter Critique - YA (Any Genre) or NA/Adult Romance

Roselle Kaes: First 3 Chapters Critique

Karma Brown: Critique package: 50-Page Critique + Query or Synopsis Critique

Juliana Brandt: Query and First Chapter Critique

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson and Cody Barnhill: 3 Query + 3 Chapter Critiques and Artwork

Kara Leigh Miller: TWO First 3 Chapters Edits - YA, NA, or Adult Romance

Trisha Leigh / Lyla Payne: A Query + First Chapter Critique and Signed Books

Laura Lee Anderson: 3-Pass Query Critique

Adriana Cloud: Query and 3 Chapters Critique

Brianna Shrum: Submission Package Critique (with optional phone call or Google Hangout)

Amy Trueblood: Query and First Chapter Critique

Jenna Lehne: 5 Essential Oils and Query + First 3 Chapters Critique

Lara Willard: Full Plot Consultation + First 10 Pages Critique

Helen Boswell, Tasha Seegmiller, Erin Shakespear, Elaine Vickers, Rosalyn Eves: 10 Page Critique by all five original Thinking Through Our Fingers members - MG, YA, Adult

Lindsey R. Loucks: 3 Chapter Critique

Rachel Horwitz: Query and 3 Chapter Critique

Lindsay Smith: First 15 Pages Critique - YA/Adult

Michelle Hauck: Query Critique and E-book

Kimberly Vanderhorst: 3 Query + 100 Pages Critiques & Canadian Goodies

Liz Lincoln Steiner: Query Critique and E-books

Dee Romito: Query + First 3 Chapters Critique - MG/YA

Alison Green Myers: 50-page Critique of YA manuscript

Rae Chang: 3 Query Critiques

Kyra Nelson: Query + First 50 pages Critique

Jessica Cluess: Query and First 10 Pages Critique

Jody Holford: TWO two-pass query critiques and first three chapters critiques

LS Murphy: Query + first 50 pages critique for YA, NA, or contemporary romance

Full Critiques:

Julia A. Weber: Full MS Reader Report

Molly Lee: Full MS Critique - YA, NA, & A

Kisa Whipkey: Query + Synopsis Aid + Full Manuscript Critique

Bethany Robison: Full Manuscript & Query Feedback

Naomi Hughes: Full MS Reader Report

Shen Hart: Full MS Edit

Kathleen S. Allen: Full Critique of YA MS, Query and Pitch

HoneyBee Crush: Full Beta Read for YA/MG MS

L.M. Murphy: Full Beta Read or Custom Short Story or Bio Write Up

Jessica Rubinkowski: Full Manuscript Critique for a YA Book of Any Genre

Chelly Pike: Full MS Crit

Ashley Turcotte: Full MS Copy Edit

Kate Saunder: Full MS Critique and Signed Book

Auction Donation: Heidi Schulz

Auction Donor: Heidi Schulz lies to children for fun and profit. Her New York Times bestselling novel, Hook’s Revenge, was a Bank Street Best book, among the New York Public Library’s Top 100 Titles for Children in 2014, and an OCTE Oregon Spirit Honor Book. A sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, was published in September. Heidi will publish her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, in August 2016. 

Donation items:
  • One signed paperback of Hook's Revenge (US only).
  • One query critique (MG preferred, but will look at any).
  • One 30 minute phone/Skype Q&A session where Heidi will answer questions about writing and/or the business of publishing. 

Starting bid: $35

*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).
*Please leave bid amount and email address in this format: 
emailaddress [at] provider [dot] com

US Only

Auction Donation: Tiffany Reisz

Auction Donor: Tiffany Reisz is the international bestselling and award-winning author of the Original Sinners series from Harlequin/Mira Books.

Donation Item: One signed copy of THE QUEEN, America cover, personalized inscription. 

Starting bid: $10

*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).
*Please leave bid amount and email address in this format: 
emailaddress [at] provider [dot] com

Availability: International

Auction Donation: Donna Munoz

Auction Donor: Donna Munoz

My name is Donna Munoz, and I write the Harley Farley Zombie Book Series, a picture book series I work on with my three little zomboys... I mean sons! I visit elementary schools and host zombie book parties at hospitals. I hope you enjoy the book and the zombie swag!

"Always be kind to friends and zombies!"

Donation Item: I am donating a signed copy of the first book in the series, HARLEY FARLEY'S FIRST HALLOWEEN: A ZOMBIE BOOK, a Harley Farley T-Shirt (You pick the size) and a zombie charm.

Starting bid: $20

*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).
*Please leave bid amount and email address in this format: 
emailaddress [at] provider [dot] com

Availability: USA only

Auction Donation: Helene Dunbar

Auction Donor: Helene Dunbar is the author of THESE GENTLE WOUNDS (Flux, 2014) and WHAT REMAINS (Flux, 2015). Over the years, she's worked as a drama critic, journalist, and marketing manager, and has written on topics as diverse as Irish music, court cases, theater, and Native American Indian tribes. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter, and exists on a steady diet of readers' tears.

DONATION ITEM: Query + first chapter critique (YA only, up to 15 pages).


*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).
*Please leave bid amount and email address in this format: 
emailaddress [at] provider [dot] com

AVAILABILITY: International

Auction Donation (BUNDLE!): Amy Laurens

Auction Donor: Amy Laurens is an Australian author of fantasy and science fiction for all ages. A high school English teacher by day, Amy lives with her husband and two small children in the land of upside-downness. That's probably why she's a bit quirky. Amy's short fiction has been published in a range of magazines and anthologies, and she currently has a non-fiction book on worldbuilding in press with Tyche Books (2016 release). 

Donation Items:


The winner may choose one of the following:

1) An ebook bundle in .mobi or .epub of Amy Laurens' titles: To Dust and Other Stories, Cherry Blossom and Other Stories, The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs, and an e-copy of the Tyche Books anthology Ride The Moon.* 

2) Signed paperbacks of Amy Laurens' titles: To Dust and Other Stories, Cherry Blossom and Other Stories and The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs.*

3) A map drawn especially for your WIP identifying key land features, climate zones, ocean current, weather patterns, etc. You will NOT receive a pretty, print-ready map that you can put into the beginning of your book, as I'm not an illustrator; the emphasis is on worldbuilding, looking at the geographical features of your world and how they will affect climate, weather, and especially culture. 

The second place winner may have second pick, and the third place winner will receive the remaining prize. 

* I'll also throw in a copy of Where Your Treasure Is if you think you'll have a use for it. 

Welcome to a land where ignorance kills. The only way to survive is to walk the difficult road and stand against the dark.

The maliche are devouring Imber’s world, and in To Dust, the only tool she has to stop them is a magic box. Shame the only ones who can work the magic are the terrifying fae in their forest home. InCertified, Anna is a Raiser, able to raise from the dead anyone she doesn’t know. So what can she do when her best friend murders her boyfriend? In Not Fantasy, Beth knows that the fairy world exists; her best friends are a pink tortoise and a talking pen, after all. Her creative writing professor strongly disagrees – perhaps too strongly, Beth thinks, when strange rifts appear in his office.

In Shoe, Jenna learns the hard way not to take home stray shoes, and in The Chaos Shark, Ellie rescues a stray shark and saves her family. In The Wasporcist, Lily grows tired of everyone thinking she's mad. She knows the buzzing in her ears is more than her imagination, and calls in a Wasporcist. Finally, terminally-ill Adelaide finds an unexpected cure in the Pegasus myth come to life in Sea Foam and Blood.

A collection of YA fantasy stories with just a touch of darkness.

The important moments in life are as fleeting as cherry blossom. Love and family are just as ephemeral.

In Cherry Blossom, Ambrose discovers that his quest for immortality brought him more than he bargained for. Can he find a way out of his prison of solitude? In But For Snow, Tundra has finally found the wolf that’s been missing from her magical dreams of snow. Now she has to learn what it really means to love something. In contrast, Guiro in Alone must find a way to say goodbye to those he loves before his soulbond kills him and his family.

When Abbi the Labrador learns that the vet can’t cure her best friend, the rabbit Zac, she’s horrified. But that’s nothing to what she feels when he reveals to her that she will be the one to end his life, in A Final Request For Mercy. In The Day The Dog First Called, Natalia is the only one who can see the cobwebs plain as day, festooning her house, encroaching on her mind. No one else will believe they are there – until the dog comes to call. And in Jellybeans, a woman learns that sometimes even a jar of jellybeans can reveal deep truths about your relationship.

A collection of literary fantasy stories - contemporary themes laced with magic. And of course, a couple of canines.

Have you ever been reading a book - maybe even enjoying it - but when you got to a crucial point, the author made a glaring mistake that made you want to throw the book across the room? Would you keep reading?

Here's a hint: most people won't.

Time is in short supply, and readers are just looking for reasons to put your book down for a better book, or something else - and you DON'T want to be the writer whose book gets thrown across the wall.

Writers, there are almost 45 million dog owners in the United States alone. 45 million. That's almost 1 out of every 6 people in the US. That's a heck of a lot of people.

And YOU could be causing them to throw YOUR BOOK against the wall, by making mistakes that are so irritating to readers - but SO easy to fix. The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs by Amy Laurens will show you how.

So, your main character owns a dog - or maybe is a dog. What next?

Imagine being able to write a scene from the point of view of a dog, and not having to mention the dog at all - and yet people still 'miraculously' know your main character is a dog. The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs discusses in detail what it's like to be a dog - their senses, their emotions, everything - and you can use this information to create rounded, compelling characters that act like dogs, not people in fur coats.

But what if you don't want to write about a main character who's a dog? And what if you already own a dog, and think you know all about them?

Let me assure you: you still don't know everything you need to know.

The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs includes tips on things your typical dog-owner wouldn't even think to include. Mistakes about dog showing, breeding, the different breeds of dogs and how dogs think and feel - all this and more are discussed in this brand new e-book.

 Here's a sample of what you'll learn in The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Dogs:
•    Dogs don't actually see in black and white. They have dichromatic vision.
•   Dogs can smell things into their component parts - they can recognise the whole and the parts.
•   Dogs don't speak English - but they're very superstitious.
•   Dogs don't do things to 'get revenge'; in fact, they aren't capable of thinking in such terms.
Plus discussions on things like:
•   Purebreds versus mongrels: is one better than the other?
•   Male versus female: is there really a difference?
•   Dogs versus cats: what's the real deal here?

And much, much more!

Pick up your copy right away - you'll be writing like an insider in no time at all, and you'll be secure in the knowledge that no-one will every throw YOUR books against the wall - at least, not for dog mistakes!
 *Now includes 4 bonus mistakes!*

In a series of plays written for a teen audience, “Where Your Treasure Is” explores a variety of Christian concepts, from the real meaning of trust, freedom and forgiveness, to the importance of exercising the gifts we have been given. Plays range from 8 to 70 minutes and usually require 6 or 8 actors.

Drive (a 70-minute play for 8 actors): Two apparently unrelated teens learn what it means to both trust and be trusted.

Where Your Treasure Is (a 40-minute play for 6 actors): Pirates set off in search of the King's treasure and discover the real meaning of forgiveness.

The 5000 (an 8-minute play for 6 actors): Three different perspectives on the feeding of the five thousand.

Gifts (a 10-minute play for 6 actors): A group of teens compare the gifts they received from Christmas - physical and spiritual.

Turning Point (a 30-minute play for 8 actors): The story of King Manasseh demonstrates the importance of repentance.

In Search of Freedom (a 25-minute play for 8 actors): A group of teens left behind after the Exodus discover the real meaning of freedom.

The Journey (a 20-minute play for 9 actors): The Israelites' journey across the desert to the Promised Land is hard, but God is always there.

Suggested starting bid: $15

*Please ONLY bid in $1.00 dollar increments (no loose change).
*Please leave bid amount and email address in this format: 
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Availability: International.