Tuesday, April 01, 2008

ARCs for Charity, future guests, and other news

Congrats to Ruth Schaller, who just won a signed copy of Rachel Vincent's Rogue! Everyone else, stop crying and go buy the book.

Coming up later this month we have Cynthia Eden, author of Hotter After Midnight, then in May there'll be Jenna Black (Hungers of the Heart); in early June, Nancy Haddock (La Vida Vampire, which just came out today) and in late June, Stephanie Kuehnert (I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone).


I still have a few Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) of Wicked Game, and it’s time I started using them for good instead of evil:

1. MS Walk Donations
I’m participating in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 5K Walk on Sunday, April 13. If you donate to my team, I’ll put you in a drawing to win an ARC. It’ll be like a raffle: donate $5 and get 5 chances; donate $25 and get 25 chances (not to mention a warm feeling). Please send whatever you can to help overcome this devastating disease.

Deadline for entry: April 12

2. Royalty Donation
I donate ten percent of author royalties to a designated charity related to each of my books. For EYES OF CROW it’s Conservation International, and for VOICE OF CROW it’s the Wounded Warrior Project.

Send an e-mail to jeri@jerismithready.com and suggest a music-related charity that should receive 10% of author royalties from Wicked Game. If I choose your suggestion, you’ll win an ARC! And again: warm feeling.

Deadline for entry: April 12

Note: I’m looking for a charity related to rock ‘n’ roll that does some good in the world. Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians Village in New Orleans is a great example, but that project is almost complete (yay!).

Here's an update on my Lucky Thirteen Giveaway:

February 12: Wicked Game cover flat -- Winner: Bonnie W.
February 19: Wicked Game Advance Readers Copy --Winner: Regina R.
February 26: Wicked Game cover flat -- Winner: Betsy L.
March 4: Amazon.com gift card ($10) -- Winner: Tracy P.
March 11: Wicked Game cover flat -- Winner: Melissa F.
March 18: iTunes gift card ($15) -- Winner: Amy B.
March 25: Wicked Game cover flat -- Winner: Tami B.
April 1: Booksense gift card ($20) -- Winner: Jill M.
April 8: WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll T-shirt
April 15: Barnes & Noble gift card ($25)
April 22: WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll coffee mug
April 29: signed copy of Wicked Game
May 6: signed copy of Wicked Game

I'm going into Deep Cave Mode between now and Friday, when The Reawakened is due. But on Saturday, April 5, I'll be hosting the specialest guest of all.

Just one hint: the post won't go up until after dark. He's a daysleeper.

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You are most certainly a very generous woman you know with all the charity ecents you are maintaining. I applaude you for that.

Posted by: Blogger Harry Markov at 4/01/2008 10:46 AM

You said you were looking for a charity with a rock and roll theme? I can't remember the charity, but VH1 and MTV is always running commercials for a charity that helps keep music in public schools. Like I said, I can't remember what it's called, but the idea is a good one.

Posted by: Blogger Jackie (Literary Escapism) at 4/01/2008 4:47 PM

I donate ten percent of author royalties to a designated charity related to each of my books.

...you're just a disgustingly good person, aren't you. :)

Posted by: Blogger Catie at 4/07/2008 12:55 PM

It's so not a big deal. Now if I were giving away ten percent of my advances, *that* would be a sacrifice.

I can only dream of a royalty check that would buy these charities more than a cup of coffee. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/07/2008 1:22 PM

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