Publishing Gives Back – Hurricane Sandy Relief


Critique of first 50 pages and follow-up phone call

Genre:  mystery

More on Kendel:

Kendel Flaum is a Southern California native who now parks her flip flops in Dallas, Texas. Deciding to combine her fifteen years of entrepreneurial savvy and over a decade of designing, writing, and editorial experience, she launched Henery Press, an independent publishing house focused on mystery and suspense. As managing editor, she’s always looking for engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters, from cozies and crime capers to paranormals and PIs. She’s got a coop full of award-winners and nominees in the Hen House, and just loves finding a gem in the slush pile.

Place your bid in the comment section of this post.  Auction ends 9:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, December 5th.  For full auction schedule and rules, click here.

So many of us in the publishing world are heartbroken over the devastation and tragedy that Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the East Coast.  There are many ways we can donate our time, money and resources, but BookEnds was eager to create another opportunity for publishing professionals to donate their skills to this cause which is so important to all of us.

We’re organizing an auction to benefit the American Red Cross.  Publishing professionals interested in donating a partial or full manuscript critique (or 20-minute phone call, meeting at a conference — other suggestions welcome) can e-mail me at with “Auction” in the subject heading.  Please specify genres of interest and attach a photo, if you’d like.   I’ll start posting the items on Monday, November 26th and bidding for each item will be open for one week.  Winning bidders will verify their contribution by e-mailing their Red Cross donation receipt.

Publishing professionals may contact me with questions or interest at   Interested bidders, please just check back here on November 26th.

Thank you!


  1. What a terrific idea! This type of innovation for a social benefit is absolutely tremendous

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