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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Books by Lindsay Eland Support Scholarships for Students #KidLitForHaiti

 KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Lindsay is donating two signed books to one lucky winner and she will mail the books to ANYWHERE in the world! Buy for yourself, as a gift, OR have her ship to the school of your choice: Books include a copy of SCONESAND SENSIBILITY as well as a copy of A SUMMER OF SUNDAYS.

Scones andSensibility (Egmont 2009) stars a delightful yet meddling main character named Polly. Her resume includes (a) daughter to bakery shop owners, (b) Jane Austen’s biggest fan, (c) romance enthusiast (d) 20th century wannabe, and (e) self-appointed town match maker.  Polly sets out with good intentions and wild plans to provide love and romance to the needy citizens of her small shore community. But she ends up creating chaos to the point that the police become involved.  As the back of the book states, “When Polly learns the pitfalls of playing matchmaker, will she be able to patch up relationships while making sure that love can take its course?”  It’s a question to which any reader will have a fun time discovering the answer.

            Scones andSensibility is packed with a cast of interesting characters including Jack the Nipper, the kite shop owner and Clementine, the older sister. But Polly won my heart with her throw-back ways. She prefers not getting bogged down in the world of iPhones and Wired Magazine, and instead loves the simple life of silk ribbons, doilies and romance books. Polly is no Patti (as in Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker), but she’s well on her way! (Readers ages 9-12)

A SUMMER OF SUNDAYS (Egmont July 2013) “When you're the third of six kids, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle, but Sunday Fowler is determined that this summer she'll find the one thing that makes her stand out from her siblings. 

And when she discovers a silver box in the basement of the library her parents are renovating, she might just have found something to gain her the attention she so craves. Inside is a series of letters addressed to "The Librarian" and a manuscript. But who wrote them? With the help of annoying neighbor-turned-new-friend Jude, Sunday is determined to track down the author. And when she unveils this novel to the world, she'll be famous!

But uncovering this manuscript means stirring up secrets that some people in the town hoped to keep buried. And Sunday must decide if some things -- loyalty, trust, friendship -- are worth more than her name in the headlines.”  (Readers ages 10-14)

Lindsay Eland is the Co-Regional Advisor for the Rocky Mountain Region of the SCBWI and truly one of my favorite people on the planet, Earth. After reading her first book, SCONES AND SENSIBILITY, I knew I wanted her as my mentor. As you can tell by reading my book review posted way back in 2011, I love Lindsay’s writing. And you will, too. It’s why I’ve purchased both of her books over and over as gifts for my relatives.
Lindsay is the author of Scones and Sensibility (Egmont 2009) as well as A Summer of Sundays (Egmont 2013). Recent announcement in Publishers Marketplace:
PW Announcement: "Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow has acquired North American rights to Scones and Sensibility author Lindsay Eland's Six Times Revenge. Pitched as A View from Saturday meets The Breakfast Club, the middle-grade novel follows Adam and Perk, the school's most scheming minds and best friends as they plan the most epic of epic pranks to take down the school bully. It's scheduled for 2016; Rebecca Sherman at Writers House negotiated the deal in an exclusive submission."

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; I can be reached for questions in the comment section here or at  ktomsic@gmail.com .

This auction item includes two signed books from author Lindsay Eland shipped directly to address of your choice (anywhere in the world!).

When does this auction close?
**This Auction item closes on December 15, 2014** This auction item has closed. Thank you!

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What happens if I win?
I will contact the winning bidder (remember to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this donation link and then you will email a copy of your receipt to ktomsic@gmail.com . Then we will begin the process J

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