It’s not too late to win!

SEALED BID AUCTION – OPEN TO ALL NOW!

How To Win One of Six Terrific Donations

 

To help support the mega-beast known as the Writers’ Police Academy, we feature an annual raffle and silent auction. Great fun. But, in 2016, after receiving lots of requests to allow non-attendees to get in on the festivities, we offered a few truly unique items for sealed bids. It was a huge success, thanks to each of you! This year we’re offering six exciting items for sealed bids. These are available to the public, therefore anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.

 

HOW DO I BID …

· To win the prize/item you so badly desire, simply send your bid to2017WPAuction@gmail.com.
· Type BID in the subject line along with the name of the item, e.g. BID Guitar or BID Script or  BID Critique, etc
· In the body of the message please state the dollar amount of your bid (e.g. – “My bid for the signed guitar is $1 Zillion Dollars.”).

Also, please include your full contact information.

Bids will remain a secret until bidding closes at midnight PST, Saturday August 12, 2017. You need not be present at the WPA to win. Attendees of the 2017 WPA may submit sealed auction bids as well, and the same rules apply. Sealed bids are in addition to the raffle and silent auction items available at the event. You must be present to participate in the raffle and silent auction. Each of the six auction items is showcased below! After you look at your options, please read the FINE PRINT at the end of this email.

 

OAK RIDGE BOYS – SIGNED GUITAR AND CD

A guitar & CD signed by the legendary Grammy-winning Oak Ridge Boys. This unique item is a wonderful addition to any room in the house. Lee Lofland has one in his den, a gift from his wife, who spent big bucks for it at the auction. Superstar author Lee Child placed the winning bid a few years ago and he, too, has one of these signed beauties in his Manhattan office. WPA instructor/Detective Marco Conelli is another owner of one of these prized guitars. (In case you didn’t know, Marco is also a singer-songwriter/frontman for his own band in NYC).

 

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-GUITAR. The bid should be sent to 2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

MURDER, SHE WROTE – SIGNED SCRIPT

Murder, She Wrote script signed by head writer/showrunner Thomas B. Sawyer. Tom also served as Head Writer/Showrunner or Producer on 15 network TV series. He has written and sold TV movies, 9 series pilots, 100 episodes, both comedy and drama. This script is a must-have prize of epic proportion, especially so for Murder, She Wrote fans, and writers of all genres.

 

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-SCRIPT. The bid should be sent to2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

 

SEAT AT “LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY” GANG CONFERENCE

 

 

This is HUGE! We have two seats available to a “law enforcement only” gang conference. For the first time EVER, two lucky writers will have the opportunity to learn and train side-by-side with top police investigators at a conference where outsiders are not permitted. That’s right, you’d be the ONLY writers privy to insider information about developing and maintaining confidential informants-gang-related, so this is especially tough for cops-human trafficking, how gangs infiltrate communities, Asian gangs, gangs and social media, and much, much more. This is a rare and EXCITING OPPORTUNITY that’s not available to the public.

 

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-GANG. The bid should be sent to2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

 

A COMPLETE POND FOR YOUR HOME

 

A pond! No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. This wonderful indoor/outdoor pond measuring about 2-feet tall and 4-feet across holds about 40-50 gallons. It comes with everything you need. Well, except water, plants, and fish. But everything else is included –pump, liner, filters, plant baskets, light kits, etc. Denene and I love everything about ours, from the soothing sounds of the fountain to feeding the goldfish and watching hummingbirds take a dip in the fountain spray. This pond (retail value over $500) is absolutely COOL! Perfect for indoors, too. The pond will ship directly to you from the warehouse (Assembly IS required – takes approximately one hour and is remarkably simple. Hey, I did it).

 

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-POND. The bid should be sent to2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE BY TOP HARLEQUIN EDITOR!

Ann Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor at Harlequin Books, is offering a critique of a synopsis and first chapter (up to 25 pages). How exciting, and what a wonderful opportunity to place your work on the desk of a top editor! (Manuscript must be formatted in standard format.)

 

Ann Leslie actively acquires for HQN Books, MIRA and Harlequin/Silhouette Books, she is especially interested in finding paranormal romance and commercial literary fiction. She has acquired trade, hardcover and mass market titles with critical and bestselling potential. Edits a diverse author base, including NYT, USA Today and international bestselling authors Sylvia Day, Julia London, Megan Hart, Vanessa Fewings, Lisa Renee Jones and Rachael Johns. She manages lines of contemporary romance and special projects, including e-books. She’s a popular speaker at writer conferences, including the Australia and New Zealand conferences in 2015.

 

Thanks to Jenna Kernan for acquiring this prize.

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-CRITIQUE. The bid should be sent to 2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

6-MONTH BOOK 
PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN

 

P.J. Nunn of BreakThrough Promotions is offering a basic 6-month publicity campaign (value $2995). It will include reviews, blogs, and radio interviews. It could also include store or library events depending upon book, location, author wishes etc. P.J. works full time in the publishing industry, but still serves as a consultant in the field of law enforcement and trauma counseling.

 

*The author would need to provide print and mobi promotional copies of the book.

 

The subject line to bid on this item should read: BID-PROMO. The bid should be sent to 2017WPAuction@gmail.com.

 

The Fine Print…

 

Proceeds are combined with overall WPA funds and go toward overall event expenses, the opening ceremonies (featuring the blessing of the WPA by the Oneida Nation dancers, Miss Oneida, tribal elders), and a student scholarship funded by the WPA. Remember, the WPA takes place on the Oneida Indian Reservation (hotel, academy, and college).

 

*Winners will be notified by email. We will attempt to contact winners three times (one every other day, starting on August 15, 2017), so please check your spam folders. If we do not receive a reply within five days after the third message is sent, we will move on to the next highest bidder, and so on until the prize is claimed. Funds to secure bids must be made via cash, WPA PayPal, or credit card. Once we’ve established contact with the winners we will provide payment details. Items will ship/can be claimed once payment is received. All Sales are Final. No Returns or Exchanges.

 

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