Item #52: Signed Book

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Crystal Allen

Crystal Allen was born in a military hospital in Germany because her dad was in the Army. She's the youngest of five children.

She spent lots of her young years in New Albany, Indiana where she was corn-shucking and multiplication queen of her third grade class.

She's ambidextrous, which means she can write with both hands.


She wore a wig to school her entire fifth grade year because she hated her hair.

She had two dates to an eighth grade sweetheart dance in which she was a candidate for Sweetheart Queen. (whoops!) She apologized to both guys because one had asked her very, very early and she'd forgotten. It was awkward for awhile, but then all three of them shrugged, got on the dance floor and shook what their mommas gave them! Ended up being one of the best dances ever!

In high school, she taught everyone in their choir to do the robot and they performed it in a concert.

Like Lamar, she had asthma. She grew out of it, though, when she was 16.

She's married, has two sons and they live in Texas. Her husband's parents and siblings are from Tennessee and when they come to visit, they have a Texas/Tennessee bowling war where they all talk trash and try to bowl like Lamar.

Learn more about Crystal on her website and follow her on Twitter!

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Nine-year-old Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin' excited for the best week of the whole school year—SPIRIT WEEK! She and her megapopular best friend, Naomi Jackson, even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival! 

But when the partner picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate—the biggest bully in school. And she can't get out of it. 

Good gravy. 

Now Naomi is "friend-ending" mad at Mya for breaking a promise—even though Mya couldn't help it—and everyone at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets and get her best friend back?

Nine-year-old Mya Tibbs is in a triple heap of trouble. As the Tibbs household prepares for the new baby, Mya is extra excited to spend time with her mom watching their favorite Annie Oakley marathon before her new sister arrives. Until she's cornered into a bet with her number-one enemy, Naomi Jackson, that she can beat her in the famous fourth-grade Wall of Fame Game—which means Mya is stuck studying every night instead of hanging out with Mom. As if that wasn't enough, Mya just entered Bluebonnet's annual chili cook-off, even though she doesn't know how to cook!

Holy moly!


Can Mya find a way to beat Naomi, win the chili cook-off, and get some special mom/daughter time before it's too late?

Starting bid: $10

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