During the holiday season it’s always lovely to get into the giving — and receiving — spirit a little bit early. Charity auctions are the perfect way to both give to those less fortunate and get a little something for yourself. That “little something” doesn’t always have to be an exotic vacation or a snazzy piece of jewelry (although, we wouldn’t be complaining if we won either of those things ... ), there are many organizations that auction off professional writing services and opportunities for new and aspiring authors. One such charity auction is run by the talented literary agent Irene Goodman.
Goodman has been part of the publishing industry for years, representing many popular authors such as Keri Arthur, Jamie Freveletti, Sophie Littlefield and Larissa Ione. But bestselling authors aren’t the only writers who benefit from Goodman’s talents. In addition to running her own literary agency, Goodman also heads Publishing for Vision and Hearing, a charity auction that sells the professional services of agents, authors and editors to the highest bidder. The auction’s proceeds are then donated to organizations such as Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Deafness Research Foundation and others that aid in the research of cures for blindness and deafness-related conditions, one of which Goodman’s son suffers from.