Auction benefiting Standing Rock #NoDAPL Ends on Feb 28, 2017

Update: The secondary camp was destroyed today. Regardless of the order for an environmental study, the tribes are staying in place through the winter to protect the water because the drilling hasn’t stopped. If we can help at all, we should, and at this point, every penny counts. Please bid generously. All bid amounts need to be paid to one of the groups on THIS PAGE within 24 hours of my emailed receipt letting you know you’ve won. If I hear from the donor that the bid hasn’t been paid, I will let it go to the next lower bidder. Unfortunately, we’re all under a time crunch now, most especially those we’re trying to help.

This round of the auction will close on February 28th. This will be the fourth round of the auction. We had some items that weren’t claimed or weren’t paid for, and the donors still wanted to help. Current bid amounts will be listed next to the Approximate value as I get the bids (mostly because I don’t know how to make comments public… sorry! Not a web developer!) If you’d like to donate an auction item or service for future auctions (I’ll keep this running as long as the need is there), you can find the link here. Thank you!

mia-segert  Mia Siegert received her MFA from Goddard College and her undergrad from Montclair State University where she won Honorable Mention in the 2009 English Department Awards for fiction. Her debut JERKBAIT has gained attention from SB Nation, Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, AndPOP!, MaximumPOP! UK, VOYA Magazine, Paste Magazine, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and more. It was listed as one of Goodreads Best YA books of May 2016 and Top 12 Indie YA from Barnes & Noble Teen Blog. Mia has partnered with You Can Play, one of the leading nonprofits in North America for LGBTQ+ athletes.

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Donation: Audible Recording of JERKBAIT, Narrated by Raviv Ullman (Disney’s Phil of the Future) who is currently making a documentary for NoDAPL.

Approximate Value: $19.95 Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

tamara-mataya-author-photo-b Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the ‘she’ in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+.

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Donation: Full Manuscript Critique. One month turnaround. Any category or genre EXCEPT High/Epic Fantasy or hard Science Fiction

Approximate Value: $250. Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

ashkalexander Ash K Alexander

After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design and diving headfirst into a year abroad in Florence Italy, I returned back to the states. I am a current resident of the Heartlands, though am nomadic by nature and design. I received my BFA in fine arts illustration, minoring in writing and art history. I spent a year after college doing more college while pursuing my dream to go to Europe and see–everything. I fell in love Dublin Ireland and knew at some point I would be writing at least one book set there.

I have written more than a dozen novels (many of which were terrible) and have published to some degree under my pseudo-name, Missouri Dalton. When not working my time is devoted to art, research and teaching my ferocious beast of a cat that hands are not food and the sparrow is not out to get him no matter how he feels about either.

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Donation: Cover Art Commission

Approximate Value: $80. Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

stephanie-diazStephanie Diaz is the author of the Extraction series, a sci-fi trilogy for young adults. She also works as a freelance editor and mentor, helping aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in film production. Follow her on twitter @StephanieEDiaz.

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Donation: 1 Query Critiques

Approximate Value: $40 each. Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

bonnie-jo-stufflebeamBonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 40 magazines and anthologies such as The Toast, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, and Goblin Fruit.

She lives in Texas with her partner and two literarily-named cats – Gimli and Don Quixote. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program.

She also created and coordinates the annual Art & Words Collaborative Show in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Donation:  Bundle of books (signed by me): exclusive limited-edition Strange Monsters booklet with Strange Monsters words-music audio CD, copy of Monster Verse anthology of monster poems, copy of Clarkesworld Feb. 2014 issue in paperback

Approximate Value: $25. Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

c-l-mccollum-2  C. L. McCollum spends her time delving into the wonder of the world. She’s always been drawn to the “How” and the “Why” and the “Is this even possible?” While her debut novel is on the road to publication, C. L. has contributed to multiple anthologies, and also co-edits a charity anthology series known as “Clichés for a Cause” and is a founding member of the Herding Cats Press #MimosaThursday podcasts. C. L. also works as a freelance editor and always welcomes clients with diverse books! Her favorite book is an impossible question to answer, but her favorite authors include Robin McKinley, Jaqueline Carey, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Tamora Peirce, and Nora Roberts. Currently, C.L. is keeping it weird in Austin, TX with the love of her life and their various furry roommates.

Service Offered: Submission Package Critique: including query, synopsis, and first chapter. Approximate value: $50

victoria-winters-studios Victoria Winters Studios: Victoria is a digital artist, photographer and dabbles in medieval illumination. She’s been doing graphic design for twenty years and has recently (upon encouragement) decided to venture into the cover art market to help authors. You can see her work on her website.

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Donation: Custom or Pre-made cover design for ebook and paperback and a media package of 4 text blurb cards, twitter and facebook banner.

Approximate Value $300 Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

Kaelan new color 1 Kaelan Rhywiol of Iridescence Editorial Service

Kaelan is a Developmental Editor, over educated wise arse and has a few useless degrees laying around. She’s a biophysical anthropologist/forensic chemist turned history teacher turned writer. She works with several multiply published award winning authors as a critique partner. She’s the author of the as-yet-unpublished Ilavani Science Fantasy Series, and the author of multiple short stories and novellas available on Amazon.

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2 Query Critiques: Approximate value $5 each.

1 Synopsis Critique: Approximate value $20

2 Full developmental edits: (1 month turn around from date started) Approximate value $500 each

4 Sensitivity reads. (1 month turn around from date started) Approximate value: $100 each.

E-copies of Mothmen (Epub or PDF directly from author) Unlimited number. Approximate Value: $2.00

E-copies of my Collected Erotica Short stories (Anna’s Choice, Serving the Drakon, Yahui’s Suspension, Nera’s Need, in Epub or PDF directly from author) Unlimited number. Approximate Value: $4.50

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL (Or use the comment form if YOU can see it, I can’t… site glitch, they both go to the same place.) with service desired and bid. Visit Here to see other services you could also request/bid on. Anything that will help Standing Rock.


Kira Hawke is a designer and a LGBTQAI+ author. Bookworm. Coffee addict. Nerd. INFP / INTJ. Uses they/them pronouns.

Hawke graduated with honors at Algonquin College’s Graphic Design program and lives in Ottawa Canada with their wife. They are in the editing stages of a YA sci-fi novel starring a trans man. Follow them on twitter at @Kira_Hawke for live updates.

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Service or item offered: Two Book Covers, approximate value $100 each

12642968_1749540128599195_1328976775392740449_n Jamie Zakian

Jamie Zakian lives in South Jersey with a rowdy bunch of dudes, also known as family. A YA/NA writer, her head is often in the clouds while her ears are covered in headphones. On the rare occasions when not writing, she enjoys blazing new trails on her 4wd quad or honing her archery skills. She’s a card carrying member of the Word Nerd Association, which means she’s probably stalking every Twitter writing competition and offering query critiques so keep an eye out. Author of Ashby Holler.

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2 e-copies of Underground: A Hardcore Romance Novel Collection. 9 hardcore novels by International and best selling authors in one unique set. The mafia, motorcycle clubs, crime lords, the criminal underworld, we got it all.

Approximate Value: $1.99 each, total value $4.00 Comment with your bid and item bidding for.

Thank you so much for bidding. Every penny helps Standing Rock.