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Silent Auction Wrap-Up

Earlier this month, I attended a reunion with my high school friends. Much has happened to us since leaving the hallowed halls of Plano High School, but for the most part, we have persevered and thrived. We’ve all had our ups and downs, so when the ‘down’ of one of our own came to our attention, we rallied to do what we could to help.

Our classmate, Kathy Rodgers Lomax lost the use of her legs. Months of hospital visits, tests and a parade of doctors couldn’t come up with a diagnosis, much less a cure. As the owner of her own mobile pet grooming business, she is uninsured. Months without working put an end to her business, and as we know, that means a loss of income as well. With a reunion on the horizon, the class decided to turn the event into a fund raiser for Kathy.

A silent auction was planned, and wanting to do my part, I put out a call to my fellow Romance authors for donations. I shouldn’t have been surprised by the response, but it overwhelmed me! Offers came in from friends, and friends of friends. Soon, I had more eBooks than I knew what to do with, so I purchased a Kindle and loaded them all on it. (45 books in all). A good number of print books showed up on my doorstep, and I decided to split them into four smaller bid items.

I can’t say enough thanks to all the wonderful authors who sent their works. The event raised $5770.10 to help Kathy with her medical bills. I don’t have an exact total on my bid items, but I do know all five went for more than their retail value of $493.

So…thank you all for your generous contributions to the cause. Romance authors are an incredible bunch, and I’m honored to call you my friends.

Kindle + 45 eBooks

His and Hers Reading w/ books by Lynn Marshall and Robert Wacaster

Pure Romance w/ books by Charlene Sands, Robert Wacaster, and others.

Historical Romances by Alice Gaines and others.

Candlelight & Roses w/ books by Eden Bradley/ Kiki Howell, Christine Ashworth, and others.

Me, with Kathy & Graham Lomax
Here’s a list (in no particular order) of all the fabulous authors who sent me one or more books, as well as other goodies to include in the baskets. I can’t thank you enough!
Carol Ericson
Dee J. Adams
Kathy Bennett
Kiki Howell
Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin
Anne Kane
Sharon Buchbinder
D.F. Krieger
SammyJo Hunt
Jean C. Joachim
Jodi Olson
Dawne M. Prochilo
Maree Anderson
Annie Rayburn
Suzanne Rock
Natasha Moore
Nicole North
Vonda Sinclair
Eden Elgabari
Gabrielle Bisset
Candace Smith
Jennifer Probst
Robert Wacaster
Lynne Marshall
Christine Ashworth
Charlene Sands
Alice Gaines

PHS’ 75 Silent Auction to benefit Kathy Rodgers Lomax

Plano High School, Plano, Texas. Class of 1975

Many of you know I’ve been working on putting together a bid item for a silent auction that will be held at my high school reunion next month. The proceeds of the auction are going to help one of our classmates who has been stricken with a rare condition that has deprived her of the use of her legs. Months of tests, hospital stays and physical therapy have taken a toll on her finances. As the owner/operator of a mobile pet grooming business, she has been unable to work since earlier this year.
Kathy is the kind of person who would help any of us if we were in need, so it is no hardship for us to help her now.
My idea was to ask a few writer friends to contribute a book or two for the auction. In a matter of hours, I had so many writers asking how they could donate both print and eBooks, that I was overwhelmed. How does one auction off a great number of eBooks? The solution was to purchase a new Kindle and load all the donated books on it. Then, some of the fabulous authors who sent downloads of their work, asked if they would have a chance to bid on the Kindle.
Well…after speaking with the lovely women coordinating the auction, the answer is – Yes!
Below is a detailed list of the content currently on the Kindle. There are, at this point, 45 books on the device, and the combined value of the Kindle and content is $268.35. More content may be added before the auction takes place on Oct. 8th.
How to bid on the Kindle –
     Review the description of the Kindle and its content. (Listed below)
2)      Email your MAXIMUM BID (this is the highest amount you are willing to pay for this item) to this address – planowildcat1975@yahoo.com

Put the word BID in the subject line of your email

Deadline – Absentee bids will be accepted up until Midnight (Central Time), Oct. 7th, 2011.

Bids received by email will be sealed in individual envelopes by the class secretary, and will not be opened until bidding has closed at the event.

If the winning bid is from an absentee bidder, the winner will be notified by email on or before Oct. 9th, 2011 and given instructions on how to make payment. (The class has a PayPal acct.)

The Kindle will be shipped to the winner as soon as payment is received.
       
If you have questions, feel free to email me at authorrozlee@gmail.com
Again, thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to this cause. For those of you who sent print books, and a lot of you did, they will be put into a separate bid item to be auctioned off at the event on Oct. 8th.
Kindle Content – Silent Auction Item, PHS ’75 to benefit Kathy Rodgers Lomax
Title of Book/Author                                                                                                                                                   
The Lust Boat by Roz Lee                                                                                                                                     
Show Me The Ropes  by Roz Lee                                                                                       
Love Me Twice by Roz Lee                                                                                
Still Taking Chances  by Roz Lee                                                                                      
Kick It Up  by Carol Ericson                                                             
Dangerous Race  by  Dee J. Adams                                                     
A Dozen Deadly Roses   by  Kathy Bennett                                                    
Torn Asunder  by Kiki Howell                                                                
The Sorcerer’s Songs  by Kiki Howell                                                                 
Dawg Town: Hustle   by Anne Kane                                                               
Shifting Priorities   by Anne Kane                                                                
Catastrophe   by Sharon Buchbinder                                                 
Bonded For Life (Class of 85)  by Sharon Buchbinder                                                
An Inn Decent Proposal  by  Sharon Buchbinder                                        
Desire and Deception  by Sharon Buchbinder                                        
The Lake Placid Cure  by  Sharon Buchbinder                                             
Pigmalion   by  Sharon Buchbinder                                                
Kiss of the Silver Wolf  by Sharon Buchbinder                                                
Sail My Oceans   by  D.F. Krieger                                                               
A Wicked Encounter by  SammyJo Hunt                                                        
Now and Forever (Callie’s Story) by Jean C. Joachim
Now and Forever 1 (A Love Story) by Jean C. Joachim                                                                
Moonlight and Roses by Jean C. Joachim
Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights  by Jean C. Joachim                                                                
Madame Bree and the Sheriff   by  Jodi Olson                                                          
Storm’s Obsession   by  Jodi Olson                                                          
When We Meet Again  by  Dawne M. Prochilo                                        
Crape Myrtle  by  Dawne M. Prochilo                                          
The Crystal Warrior  by  Maree Anderson                                             
Scent of a Man  by  Maree Anderson                                             
Bittersweet Obsessions  by Annie Rayburn                                                
Phantoms And Fantasies  by  Annie Rayburn                                                 
Up On the Housetop(The Kyron Wolf Pack) by Suzanne Rock                                                   
Bound By Design  by  Natasha Moore                                                                
Smoke and Mirrors  by Natasha Moore                                                               
Laird of Darkness   by  Nicole North                                                      
Blade of the Wolf  by  Nicole North                                                    
My Wild Highlander  by Vonda Sinclair                                                   
My Fierce Highlander by  Vonda Sinclair                                                   
My Dates With the Dom by Eden Elgabari
The Tantric Principle by Jennifer Probst
Juliette by Candace Smith
Miranda’s Destiny by Candace Smith
Love’s Master by Gabrielle Bisset
Masquerade by Gabrielle Bisset                                                 
45 Books – Value of Content 154.35* (Based on current Amazon price, or Publisher website)

Value of Kindle   114.00 (Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Pearl Display – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

Total Value                         $268.35
*Additional content may be added prior to auction