Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day 10 Item #7: Authors Karlene Conroy, Mia Crews and Jessa Russo

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 10
Item #7: E-book of THE DON QUIXOTE GIRLS and Signed paperback copy of EVER from Authors Karlene Conroy & Mia Crews and Jessa Russo

You are bidding on:
·         E-book of THE DON QUIXOTE GIRLS by Karlene & Mia
·         Signed paperback copy of EVER by Jessa (US/Canada residents only.  E-Book for international)
Opening Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Saturday 5/4 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 5/8 @ 10:00PM EDT
About THE DON QUIXOTE GIRLS: A funny, touching and tearful novel using Florida’s Garden of Eden legend as backdrop for the story of four long-time girlfriends who characterize the sandwich generation of today, but with an ominous twist. Fictional Paradise, Florida could be heavenly for Don Quixote Girls™ Dulcinea, Harmony, Corky and Leah if the emotional train wrecks of life wouldn’t keep derailing them: troubled kids and troubling in-laws, divorce, widowhood, relationships with big question marks and caring for aging parents. A girlfriend’s getaway at an adventure spa seems like the perfect escape from family frustrations and busybody neighbors, but their idyllic vacation is shattered by death threats and betrayal. In true Don Quixote fashion they prepare for battle, and discover unexpected allies as they seek revenge and retribution. This women’s fiction is a blend of romance, suspense, mystery, humor, and paranormal elements in just the right proportions!
About EVER: Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious. Of course, it doesn't help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.

Some girls lose their minds.

Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul
Jessa Russo’s BIO:

Karlene Conroy’s BIO: grew up in New York City’s suburbs and Long Island. She eventually moved to Florida and adopted the horse she’d wanted since childhood. Writing is in her genes - both her parents wrote serial stories for classmates; and an ancestor compiled a three volume book of German proverbs. One of his stories is included in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Karlene is an accomplished singer and songwriter; designed, illustrated and composed greeting cards for her own company; has written multiple novels; and is the published author of articles on writing and a short story entitled, “Mother Goose,” about the three Canada goslings she raised and later watched over as they reared their own families. Karlene has been involved in animal rescue and animal rights organizations, and has rescued and provided a home for ducks, rabbits, chickens, dogs and cats as well as her horse and geese. She enjoys music, reading, dancing, animals and nature. Like Don Quixote Girl™, Harmony Jones™, she swears by herbs and natural products, is an environmentalist and recycles everything she can! She is married with three children.
Mia Crew’s BIO: was born in Germany and travelled the world as an Air Force brat and later as a wife and mother of two girls. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and dreamed of working in the space industry. But her husband’s Air Force career transferred them to Southern California, Minnesota, Virginia and Alaska, so she decided to go for her second dream – writing. She is the author of five novels from Simon & Schuster and Silhouette Books and many non-fiction articles. She was a newspaper correspondent; owned a publishing company; co-founded a professional writers organization and served as president; and conducted writing seminars. She’s taught English and Creative Writing; edited a cookbook for a five-star restaurant; and was named Florida Pen Woman of the Year in 2007.
Mia feels closest to Don Quixote Girl™, Corky Collins™, who shares her love of cooking and eating and the natural consequence of such activities, an expanding waistline that periodically has to be whipped back into shape. Mia's husband was also the town mayor, so she knows all about endearingly quirky characters populating small southern towns.

Jessa Russo’s website:

Karlene and Mia’s Website:

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  1. 15.00

  2. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Nemesis_chimera on a winning bid of $15!

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