In my previous post I told you all about YA for NJ and how my donation for the auction is a one-of-a-kind ARC of SLOPPY FIRSTS all marked up in my own handwriting with stories behind the story including the 100 percent honest truth about the origins of Marcus Flutie. That is a pretty awesome prize for a die-hard Jessica Darling fan. Or a pretty awesome present for the die-hard Jessica Darling fan in your life. Which is perfect timing since THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST UPON US.
Yesterday I read about A GIRL AND HER ROOM, a series of portraits by photographer Rania Matar. I’m fascinated by photography as it relates to the study of anthropology and sociology and I’m obviously very invested in the inner worlds of teenage girls so yeah, I love the idea of this book and what I’ve seen of it so far. (I don’t own it yet but THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST UPON US so **hint**hint** to any family members who might be reading this.) Anyway, so I tweeted about this book and one of my followers @roxie_heartless asked about my teenage bedroom and I promised I would find and post pictures.
Here they are:
BUT WHAT DO THESE PHOTOS HAVE TO DO WITH BIDDING ON MARCUS FLUTIE SECRETS?
When I was retrieving these photo albums from my bins in the basement, I came across, well…a lot of stuff that is both directly and indirectly responsible for the creation of Jessica Darling’s universe. Stuff that might be of interest to a die-hard Jessica Darling fan. Stuff that could easily be included inside a one-of-a-kind ARC that is up for auction to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
So there you have it. In addition to my scribblings, this one-of-a-kind ARC of SLOPPY FIRSTS will also include original photos, notes, journal excerpts from BACK IN THE DAY. BONUS TO THE BONUS: The winning bidder will also get to ask me three questions–about the books, about life in general, or, I suppose, ABOUT MARCUS FLUTIE–that I will answer as candidly as possible.
That’s how much this auction means to me, people. Bidding begins Friday on the YA for NJ page on Ebay.