A friend involved with the Virginia Avenue Project let me know about an auction that they’re doing to try and raise $15,000 before mid-March. The VAP is an afterschool arts program of the sort that all kids should have, but which these days is usually offered only to kids in school districts that can afford “enrichment activities”. Anyway, these kids are going to lose theirs, if something isn’t done.
I’m offering one of my author copies of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which I received just today, autographed to whoever offers the highest donation to the VAP. I’m also offering something a little different, and maybe more interesting:
Offer 2: I’m working on Book 3 of the Inheritance Trilogy, which at present is unnamed. The story involves gods and godlings (demigod children of the gods), and I am offering a Tuckerization of one of the minor godling-characters who will appear in this book. This god will receive your name, though possibly in some altered form since this is a secondary world and it would be a bit odd to have a god named “Bob”… though actually that might be fun, now that I think about it. Anyway, the name will be some recognizable derivation of your name, pseudonym, or nickname — your choice.
Also, the higher you bid, the greater the chance that your name will be attached to the Goddess of Mirrors or something cool like that, and not the God of Cheapassedness, etc.
Just kidding on that last part. I would never create a Goddess of Mirrors.
My auction is here, under my LJ name of nojojojo, though be sure to click on “Recent Entries” to see offerings by a number of other writers who are bigger names than me, including Sarah Rees Brennan, Cecil Castellucci, and more!