For the Corn Family: Signed Book Auction

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


On the night of February 10, Matthew Corn left his house for a short motorcycle ride. That was the last time his wife and three children saw him alive. On the morning of February 11, Matt’s body was found a quarter mile from home by friends of the family. That day knocked the breath out of the community, broke the hearts of his friends, and wounded the souls of his family.


Matt was not just a name to me; he was my husbands close friend, my friend. My husband is the god father to Matt’s daughter—who is only a year old. Matt has played with my daughter, chased her around my living room, and admired her toys with her.  I knew him as someone that would drop everything to help someone and as a father that would do anything for his family. That dark Monday, the sky poured water over the grieving family, as if to weep along with them. It was such a painful, shocking thing to happen, and for most it seemed utterly unbelievable.


As I watched the family try to digest this horrible reality, I was struck by the need to do something, anything to help. The road ahead of them is going to be difficult and I wanted to help smooth it out. After talking with some of my friends, the idea of raising money was brought up. But how? After brainstorming, we decided to do an auction of signed books.
It is often in the darkest moments that people shine and I have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of my friends that have offered to help with this auction.
 Over 30 authors have donated signed books and/or audio books. New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, some of the most popular authors of today.


EL James
Tracey Garvis-Graves

Tina Reber
Colleen Hoover
Liz Reinhardt
Samantha Young
Michelle Leighton
Georgia Cates
KA Tucker
Sarah Ross
Tiffany King
Jessica Park
Angie Stanton
Steph Campbell
Elizabeth Hunter
Heather Hildenbrand
Addison Moore
Fisher Amelie
Shelly Crane
Stephanie Nelson
Courtney Cole
Lila Felix
Teresa Mummert
Kendall Grey
Shannon Delany
Rebecca Donovan
Michele Scott
Tammara Webber
Jamie McGuire
Abbi Glines
Elizabeth Reyes
Nichole Chase
Jillian Dodd
Dina Silver


The auction will run online from February 22 until March 15.
If you would like to browse the selections ahead of time, check out the website:
 (Everything will be finalized and ready by Friday morning.)
If you would like to donate without going through the auction process, here is the paypal button for the Corn Family Fund.





  1. What an amazing thing you are doing for this family Nicole. It’s not often we meet people who touch our lives and change us for the better. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, especially his beautiful children. It’s people like you and your family that will help his kids remember him and keep his spirit alive. Awesome job to all the authors who stood up and donated their books to this cause, I’ll be checking it out and bidding on a few books! : )

  2. ah nicole :( so sorry - just catching up on this. Let me know how/if I can help!


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