News and last day for the auction!

I got great news from the docs on yesterday. There’s no cancer around where my primary tumor was taken out. Woo hoo!

It’s all that good energy you’ve been sending me — cleared out a whole area! I’ve still got a couple of areas needing some cancer clearing left to go, but I have no doubt that all of your good energy will do its work.

You all are the best!

Especially, all of you who are participating in the Bridget Zinn auction— bidders, donaters, and organizers. You all are like the best best which is pretty best if you ask me. (The lovely organizers have made the ID to get into the auction “bridget” and the password “rules”.)

I’m trying not to spend too much time on the auction site tempted to bid on my own auction (have you seen Jone‘s postcards — GORGEOUS!), but I did notice that there are a lot of great deals and the writing critiques are definitely all still in the great deal category.

Usually one of the only ways to get an insightful and professional critique is by going to a writing conference — something I love doing and recommend, BUT they are rather pricey — anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, plus the fact that often you don’t get to choose the author, editor, or agent you’d like to have critique your work. Now’s your chance to get a critique from the professional of your choice! We really have some fabulous people donating their time — well worth checking out (and then bidding!).

V. exciting stuff.

In other news, I just got my copy of Boys Without Names by my friend Kashmira Sheth and I’m super excited about it. The earlier draft that I’d read was already gripping and beautiful and full of make-me-cry-but-feel-hopeful-too moments, and I can already tell that the finished book is going to knock my socks off. It comes out in January and you can pre-order it here.

Luckily, it is the perfect weekend for book reading as it is cold, cold, cold in Portland. Definitely curl up and read by the fire kind of weather.

I hope you stay warm and have a great weekend!

Love to you all,


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