Themed Baskets For Silent Auction



Including a WRITER'S BLOCK basket, an ALL ORGANIC basket, a GET YOUR BUBBA ON basket, and 2 TWEEN/TEEN baskets. MANY MORE TO COME.


NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . . NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . . NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . .

WRITER'S BLOCK BASKET





Featuring items donated by Lauran Strait and Carolyn Strait; basket includes: Chocolate Box shiraz, 5-wick orange scented candle, Godiva chocolate, Writer's Guide to Serious Writing, Living the Writing Life, lined writer's journal and pen, cozy beige throw, and certificate for two private dance lessons, courtesy of dance instructor John Mack.


ALL ORGANIC BASKET



Featuring items donated by Susan Okaty including: Bonterra Chardonnay, Tandoori chicken seasoning, Tika Masala seasoning, Trader Joes's spaghetti, Trader Joes's bread crumbs, Annie's Asian Sesame Salad Dressing, Numi jasmine green tea, Green Mountain house blend coffee, Simple Truth trail mix, Green & Black's 70% dark chocolate, Muir Glenn Medium chipotle salsa, Muir Glen Cabernet marinara sauce, Cascadian Farms blackberry fruit spread, little cookbook entitled Better Health.


GET YOUR BUBBA ON BASKET



Featuring several items donated by author C.L. Bevill; basket includes: Vicious petite sirah, 4 books -- Bayou Moon, Bubba and the Dead Woman, Bubba and the 12 deadly days of Christmas, Bubba and the Missing Woman (all autographed), Hush puppy mix, Basset Hound Beanie Baby, Get your Bubba on tee-shirt, Redneck wine glass, earthy pencil, and Bubba Does Texas Cookbook with jokes.


TWEEN/TEEN BASKETS





Featuring autographed books donated by author Lisa McMann and other fun items including: Calypso Triple Melon Lemonade or Calypso Ocean Blue Lemonade, Slim Jims, R&D's Sweet shop sour watermelon candy and Gummy apple rings, $15 I-Tunes gift card, and 3 books -- The Unwanteds, The Unwanteds Island of Silence, and Dead to you or 4 books -- Wake, Fade, Gone, and Visions (all autographed).


TEA BASKET





Featuring items donated by Donna Young, Anne Meek, Carolyn Strait, and Quintin's Tea Emporium; basket includes: Mad Housewife Chardonnay and Mommy's Time out Rosso Primitivo, book-covered tea pot, bone china tea cup and saucer, Tazo Earl Grey tea, Benchely Black Current tea, Cocco Amour Gourmet Cocoa, tea strainer, Little Black Book of Tea, Sticky Fingers Bakeries Scone Mix, and a $20 gift certificate to Quintin's Tea Emporium.


Michael Palmer Thriller Basket




Featuring items donated by Michael Palmer; basket includes: Michael Palmer's autographed A Heartbeat Away, his autographed Oath of Office, Writing the Mystery, Missing Persons--A writer's guide to finding the lost, abducted, and the escaped, Murder One--A writer's guide to homicide, Sexy Wine Bomb California red wine, Pacific Edge Hell N' Back Zinfandel, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale.


Kitchen Basket




Sponsored in part by Debbie Duncan, Nancy Blumenberg, Carolyn Strait, Anne Meekand Lauran Strait; basket includes: Proctor Silex juicer, Gingerbread man cookie holder, Recipe binder with notepads and magnets, Spatula and cooking spoon set, Dish towel, Smoothie mixing tool, Extra virgin olive oil, Buttercream candle, $10 Target gift card, Gluten for Punishment--A mystery, Recipe for a Cookbook--How to write, publish, and promote your cookbook, Mad House Wife merlot, Kitchen Sink white table wine.


Jeff Andrews Virginia Basket




Basket includes: Autographed copy of The Freedom Star, Autographed copy of The Gandy Dancer, Limited-edition gandy dancer sculpture made from a railroad spike, Virginia jumbo roasted peanuts in the shell, Virginian cocktail napkins, Authentic Civil War bullet and booklet, Pince Michel cabernet franc, Williams Winery chardonnay.


Get Your Dog On Basket




Sponsored in part by Cecelia Robbins, Linda Cobb, and Debbie Duncan; basket includes: Lean training treats, Meaties dog snack, Canine Collection blank notecards, Chew bone, certificate for 2-days IN-HOME pet sitting service, Hounding the Pavement by Judi McCoy, Secrets at Spawing Run- a dog mystery, Secrets at Sweetwater Cove - a mystery, Two $10 Pet Smart gift cards, Bottle of Chateau Morisette's Our Dog Blue semi-sweet riesling.


Writer's Essential Toolbox Basket




Basket includes: Writing the Modern Mystery, You Can Write a Romance, Becoming a Writer, No Plot? No Problem!, Characters, Emotions, and Viewpoints, Roget's Descriptive Thesaurus, Novelist's Essential Geuide to Creating Scenes, Bottle of Castelio del Poggio Rosato.

Forthcoming Baskets


  • Trader Joe's Basket

  • Lydia Netzer's SHINE SHINE SHINE Basket





  • Kindle Fire, courtesy of Priority Pest Services

  • $25 Starbucks gift card

  • one or more $25 McCormick and Schmick's gift cards

  • one $50 Aldo’s Ristorante gift card

  • two $25 Bravo! Cucina Italiana gift cards

  • two or more $50 Gordon Biersch Brewery gift cards

  • two-night stay at Westin Hotel Virginia Beach Town Center

  • Two tickets to the Nov 2, 2013 ODU Vs Univ RI Football game

  • Two tickets to any performance of the Virginia Stage Company's performance of A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theater, Dec 6 - 22, 2013

  • one gift card for a one-hour float session at Float First in Chesapeake

  • one gift card for a one-hour float session at Float First in Chesapeake

  • One gift card for a 30-minute facial and a one-hour swedish massage at Seaside Day Spa in Virginia Beach

  • One gift card for a one-hour facial and a basic manicure/pedicure at Seaside Day Spa in Virginia Beach

  • one gift card for a 90-minute facial at Amazing Face and Body LLC at the oceanfront

  • two $10 each gift cards to Trader Joe's, courtesy of Jan Carlson-Beaudoin

  • two $10 each gift cards to Trader Joe's, courtesy of Valerie Wilkinson

  • two tickets to Virginia Opera's presentation of Verdi's Falstaff



  • NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . . NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . . NOTE: ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT AT THE SILENT AUCTION ARE CASH OR CHECK . . .



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