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ASHLAND – Have you ever finished a book only to find yourself full of questions? What inspired the story? Did the husband do it? Is she going to live? Will there be a sequel? Now’s your chance to find out!

This fall the Friends of the Ashland Public Library in Ashland are inviting the public to bid on the opportunity to ask 55 best-selling and award-winning
authors three (3) questions.

The highest bidders will have the chance to ask authors, whose works range from mystery/thrillers to literary fiction, historical fiction to children’s literature, romance to nonfiction, about anything regarding the author’s work or writing process. Winning bidders will receive a signed, keepsake letter written by the author with their responses by mail.

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The online auction will take place on eBay from Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8 p.m. through Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8 p.m. [EST].

Starting bids range from $25-40.

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“We are thrilled to host this exciting auction and are grateful for the amazing outpouring of support from the author community – it has been such a delight to actually be in contact with so many of my literary idols,” said Meena Jain, Director of the Ashland Public Library. “This is a sensational way for readers to connect with their favorite authors in a unique and personal way. We are eager to offer the public this extraordinary opportunity.”

Authors participating in the Library’s ‘Author Confidential Auction’ are some of the most beloved, diverse and prolific in current literature. They are known for popular and familiar titles such as The Personal Librarian, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, New Kid, Empire of Pain, My Year Abroad, and The House Across the Lake. Many of their works have been adapted as major motion pictures and television shows.

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