LIFT 4 Autism Auction!


Bidding is open NOW!


Since 2015, LIFT 4 Autism has raised approximately $140,000 to benefit ASD families. All proceeds go to non-profit organizations serving the autism community. Now more than ever, we as a global community are uniting, even as we stay apart to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Auction organizers authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan, along with Kulture City, this year’s charitable partner, wanted to respond to the real needs of autism families during this incredibly challenging time. Kulture City will direct proceeds from the 2020 auction to a scholarship program for autism families struggling during COVID-19.

The online auction features signed paperbacks, hardcovers, full series sets, out-of-print covers, foreign editions, personal one-on-one Skype calls with some of your favorites . . . and MORE, all donated by authors, publishers, bloggers, readers. Just people who wanted to be a part of something to help autism families. In the past, some of our highest bidding items were tickets to sold-out author signings and in-demand book events. Of course, with social distancing, those have all been cancelled. To possibly compensate, several amazing authors, narrators and publishing professionals are auctioning off virtual chats! We’re hoping many readers will be enticed to bid on virtual chats with authors like LJ Shen, Tarryn Fisher, Beverly Jenkins, and Kristen Ashley, to name a few. To chat with all-star narrators like Zachary Webber, Shane East, Erin Mallon and more. Not to mention critiques and video chats with agents and editors. These are just a few items up for bid. We are incredibly grateful for every single item donated.

You can bid here NOW: charityauction.bid/Lift4Autism2020

Bidding closes Friday, May 1 at 5pm EST.

And if you don’t win your bid or want to bid, you can STILL be involved!

  1. Make a tax-deductible “no amount is too big or too small” donation to our Kulture City Fund: http://bit.ly/LIFT202Give
  1. Buy LIFT Gear like t-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, mugs, etc… (Proceeds to Kulture City)


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Here’s some FAQ about the auction and the bidding process that may prove helpful

Winning bidders will be emailed with payment instructions.


Hello readers!!!

As most of us are in quarantine, we tend to get stir crazy. You need a bit of imagination, fun, excitement…….. What better way to lose yourself than in a good book. But what is an even better way to lose yourself than in a hot sexy book!!!!! That’s right. So I will give you some freebie links on Amazon.

Let your imagination run wild today with these free reads!!

and just to brighten your day a little bit of fire power courtesy of Pintrest……

Everyone enjoy the weekend and try not go stir crazy…


𝗔𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗔, 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹, 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿-𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲-𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱-𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀, 𝗶𝘀 LIVE !💙 My story, Stitches, will melt your heart 💙Purchase your copy today!
🐨 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NTvMia
🐨 Amazon Worldwide: https://www.mybook.to/AustraliaAnth
🐨 Apple Books: https://apple.co/2RHIcut
🐨 Nook: http://bit.ly/2NR2hxc
🐨 Kobo: http://bit.ly/36kNW2z

Over THIRTY, ORIGINAL never-before-seen stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, but 100% of proceeds go to benefit firefighters and wildlife in Australia.

AUSTRALIA is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it’s gone.

AUTHORS INCLUDE: Penny Reid, Meredith Wild, Carly Phillips, Sierra Simone , Emma Scott, AuthorSusan Stoker, Kennedy Ryan, Willow WintersSkye Warren, Kylie ScottAleatha Romig, Willow Aster/Author, AL JacksonJulia Kent, Rebecca Yarros, Nana Malone, Giana Darling, Emma HartChelle BlissNoelle Adams, A. Zavarelli, Jenika Snow, Dylan AllenAudrey Carlan, Robin Covington, Mary-Catherine OxfordMelanie L. Moreland, Parker S. Huntington, Nana Malone, Jewel E. Ann – Author, Annabel Joseph Author, Celia Aaron, Michelle Heard Author, Brighton Walsh, Tamsen ParkerPam Godwin Author

All royalties from this project will be donated to relief funds in Australia, with 50% going to a firefighter charity and 50% going to a wildlife charity. We aren’t affiliated or endorsed by these charities. We are simply authors who want to support an important cause




Supporting Veterans One Book at a Time is an annual auction to benefit various organizations that help our veterans in different ways. In the past we have worked with an organization that trains service dogs. Last year and this year we are supporting VETSports an organization that uses sports and community service to help veterans transition from military lift to civilian life. You can check them out at www.vetsports.org
The auction always takes place over Veterans Day Weekend and is done through a Facebook event. You can join the fun by clicking the link below:
It will begin at 8:00am on Friday November 9th and will end on Sunday November 11th at 11:59pm. There are detailed instructions posted in the event.
If you have any further questions please contact Alison Mello at news@alisonmelloauthor.com

It’s My Birthday!

Well another year in my life has blown by.  How fast they seem to go once you hit 40.  Where does the time go?  I am sure most of ask that question when our birthdays roll around.   I know I have the last few years.   But as my nephew Chris would tell me…”How old are you Aunt Patty?  25?” and I would smile and say yes I am forever young!

So this year has been a busy year.  At least to me it has.  I don’t really feel as if I have accomplished much.   Let me see…….

  • I got 500 followers on my blog.  (that’s pretty cool huh?)
  • I read 300 books last year.  (because I am an addict)
  • I made a cool ass sloth cake for my niece’s birthday.
  • I did my first camping/hiking trip. (lots of fun)
  • I bought a new truck. (yuck payments)
  • My son graduated the Citadel Cadet Leadership program for JRROTC.
  • ummmm…..I guess that is the biggest highlights of last year.

I have been busy, but most of what I have done has been for my family.  We have had a couple deaths in the family this year and some serious family issues.  But on top of all that I have spent lots of quality time with my niece’s, nephews and son.  They are my children and they bring me much joy in life.  I could not think of a better way to spend my years than with my loving husband and my children.  Family  That is a very important word.  You should cherish your family and be close to one another.  Because one day you may find yourself alone with no one to love.  And that my friends is a terrible thing.  So I think my biggest accomplishment in my year and all the years before and all the years after is FAMILY.

  • Loving them
  • Cherishing them
  • Spending time with them

So all you peeps have a wonderful day out there and enjoy life to the fullest.  And remember family is important.  So cherish them.