May 06, 2011, 11:00 am
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First up: I guest blogged over at Juliette Wade’s blog the other day with a post about bicycles in the Netherlands.

(Spoiler: We have lots of ‘em.)

Now time to share the love!

My critique partner and friend Jodi Meadows is offering a 100-page line edit on the Help Write Now blog, with the proceeds going to charities supporting the victims of last week’s tornadoes in the south. If you have the money and need a thorough set of eyes? Bid.

My other critique partner and friend also has an auction up: This time it’s Beth Revis, with a signed hardcover copy of her book Across the Universe. The higher the bid, the more snazzy things you get — and better yet, every single bid gets book swag.

Not a critique partner, but still recommended: Janice Hardy’s The Healing Wars trilogy is up for auction as well. (She’s the author of an amazingly helpful blog I recommended a while ago.)

Here’s an interesting article about the representation (or lack thereof) of girls and women in children’s books from 1900-2000. The results will… probably not surprise you.

Author/agent Mandy Hubbard breaks down how much money you’ll actually see when you sell a book — even in one of those delicious “major deals.”

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