Today, though, I think the technical term is "Lots of Awesome People Banding Together to Collectively Make Something Really Good Happen." In this case, the "Something Really Good" is Fire Petal Books, a kids/YA bookstore that my editorial colleague, Michelle Witte, is trying to get off the ground in her home state of Utah (which just happens to be a very kid & family-centric place, so her plan makes a great lot of sense). But nothing gets started without a lot of work. And a lot of Awesome People.
That's where you come in.
If you're feeling up to maybe Being Awesome, go take a look at the auction that Michelle has going on the Fire Petal website:
- There are writer-centric goodies up for grab (yours truly is offering a PB/novel manuscript critique, as well as a 15-minute phone consultation) from an array of editor/agent industry types, as well as acclaimed authors and illustrators.
- There are autographed books for the book-lovers in your life. (People, there is even an autographed Neil Gaiman book up for offer...and it currently has NO BIDS! How is that even possible?!)
- And there's lots of other nifty stuff, too, including parties and jewelry, oh my!
And thanks. You're Awesome.
P.S. Have something you want to offer for the auction? Autographed books, publishing services, anything else that you could donate that someone else might want? Contact Michelle through her website or Twitter; she's adding more itemsto the auction everyday!