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Friday, 20 November 2015

Worldbuilders and an Auction

Every year, Patrick Rothfuss, the team at Worldbuilders, and a couple of hundred of the coolest authors, artists and gamemakers around do this thing to raise money for Heifer International, which plants trees, provides livestock, and helps people do something as basic as EAT with dignity.

For every $10 a person donates, their name gets entered into a lottery for a chance to win signed books and games, and I've been donating copies of Marking Time to the lottery since it was the only book in the series. Each year I have more books to give, and last year, Maria, at Worldbuilders, asked if I'd consider donating something bigger that they could auction off on ebay.

A tuckerization (yep, it's a thing) of a character in Waging War earned $150 for Worldbuilders. The winner of the auction gave me a name for the character - Tam - and two characteristics: curious and clever. I had a wonderful time weaving Tam into Waging War, and because curious, clever people named Tam seem to require it, I gave him green hair. *nefarious giggle*

I was asked for another tuckerization this year (seriously, it's a word. Look it up), and the auction just went live on ebay. This one's a much bigger deal, because this character gets to play a part in the LAST IMMORTAL DESCENDANTS BOOK IN THE SERIES!

Here's the link to the auction on ebay.

The other things up for auction right now are SO COOL that you should see them all. Here's a list of Author-y things on Pat's blog.

And even if you don't bid on a thing, please consider donating $10 or $20 or $50 to Worldbuilders. Flocks of chickens are my personal favorite, but I'm also a huge fan of planting trees.

Mostly, I'm just proud to be part of so much generosity.