Auction Item #144: Read or Die Coaster

Read or Die Coaster

Details: Read or Die Coaster. US Only

Starting Bid: $5

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #143: ARC (paperback) of LOVE FROM A TO Z

ARC (paperback) of LOVE FROM A TO Z by SK Ali

marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Details: ARC (paperback) of LOVE FROM A TO Z by SK Ali. US Only

Starting Bid: $5

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #141: 50 page critique for YA/MG + video chat from Author Liza Wiemer

50-page critique for a MG or YA novel, plus a video chat to discuss it, along with a follow up review of any rewrite of those pages from Author Liza Wiemer

Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator. She is the author of two adult non-fiction books and has contributed four short stories to the NYTBS Small Miracles Series. Her debut YA novel, HELLO?, was published by Spencer Hill.

Liza is the author of the upcoming YA novel, The Assignment, Delacorte Press, August 25, 202

Details: 50-page critique for a MG or YA novel, plus a video chat to discuss it, along with a follow up review of any rewrite of those pages from Author Liza Wiemer

Starting Bid: $25

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction #140: Signed + Personalized copy of Sunbolt + bookmarks by Author Intisar Khanani

Signed + Personalized copy of Sunbolt + bookmarks by Author Intisar Khanani

The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame.

When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.

Details: Signed + Personalized copy of Sunbolt + bookmarks by Author Intisar Khanani. US only for the personalized copy. OR anywhere Book Depository ships internationally plus a signed bookplate.

Starting Bid: $10

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Auction Item #139: first 4 digital literary magazines from InQluded – all original content for/by queer youth of color

first 4 digital literary magazines from InQluded – all original content for/by queer youth of color. ($42 dollar value)

illustration by Daylen (instagram: its.daylen)

inQluded is a platform and community for/by queer, trans, intersex, Black, Indigenous, people of color (ages 13-30). our space is safe for aro/ace and nonbinary folx. Everyone on our team IDs as a QTBIPOC as well as all of our contributors. We are committed to nurturing and amplifying the voices of emerging QTBIPOC publishing professionals, writers, and artists by providing resources and various programming on and offline.
Each quarter, we publish our digital magazine issues. Our first digital issue came out July of 2019. Over the course of a year, we have published four digital magazines (exclusively original work by QTBIPOC youth), hosted QTBIPOC author panels, free writing workshops, open mic nights, and have recently launched a mentorship program.
We envision a world where the publishing industry honors the potential, the complexity, and the fullness of the world itself. We’re here because we believe QTBIPOC should be #alwaysinqluded. You can view what people are saying about us here!

Details: four digital inQluded magazine issues. Donated by inQluded.

Starting Bid: $15

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #138: A signed copy of The Arabic Quilt + stickers/bookmarks from author Aya Khalil

A signed copy of The Arabic Quilt + stickers/bookmarks from author Aya Khalil

That night, Kanzi wraps herself in the beautiful Arabic quilt her teita (grandma) in Cairo gave her and writes a poem in Arabic about the quilt. Next day her teacher sees the poem and gets the entire class excited about creating a “quilt” (a paper collage) of student names in Arabic. In the end, Kanzi’s most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.  

This authentic story with beautiful illustrations includes a glossary of Arabic words and a presentation of Arabic letters with their phonetic English equivalents.

Details: A signed copy of The Arabic Quilt + stickers/bookmarks from author Aya Khalil. US Only

Starting bid: $10

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #137: A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy (2 of 2)

A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.

A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.

Details: A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy. US/Can only

Starting bid: $10

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #136: A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy (1 of 2)

A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.

A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.

Details: A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD signed copy by Amanda Joy. US/Can only

Starting bid: $10

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

Auction Item #135: a query critique from author Sarah Lyu

a query critique from author Sarah Lyu

Sarah Lyu grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and dogs. She loves a good hike but can often be found with a book on her lap and sweet tea in hand. The Best Lies is her first book. You can visit her at SarahLyu.com.

Details: a query critique from author Sarah Lyu

Starting bid: $10

Reminder: The auctions will open February 10th at 12:01 am Eastern and end February 16th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Comment below to bid. The highest bid wins. Official Rules here.

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