Photo courtesy of Reuters/Doug Mills/Pool, www.trust.org
The aerial view of the damage around Atlantic City, New Jersey is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Plucked by me from AmeriCares.org.)
By now you know how much damage Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy has wrought in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast part of our country. Millions of people are still without power, which means no access to clean water, heat, or food. Recovery will take weeks or even months. Some have lost everything.
You may have already bid on one of several ongoing author auctions raising funds for this worthy cause. While I love auctions, and have participated in several in the past, I like to give people an opportunity to get something in return for small donations. Because it all adds up.
So I'm repeating the format of my "You Pick Holiday Giveaway" fundraiser, as well as the one I did for Japan last year, where I gave away books, swag, and ARCs to those who made a donation to their favorite charity.
Please read the specific rules below and in the entry form, but the basic gist is, you donate to the Sandy relief organization of your choice, give me proof of your donation, then pick a prize from the list. You give, you get--it's that simple!
NOTE: Due to the huge number of prizes, I will have to limit this to US addresses only. Sorry!
Items in red indicate collector's items, i.e., unavailable for purchase, either because they were never for sale (like ARCs or cover flats) or because they're now out of print.
PRIZE CATEGORIES (quantity available noted in parentheses, updated Sunday, November 11, 12:45pm--so far, you've donated $440!):
For a $5 donation, you can get one of the following:
Signed cover flats:
- Lust for Life, which has cover art slightly different from the final! (
- The Reawakened (
- Bad to the Bone trade paperback (2)
- Bad to the Bone mass market paperback (10)
- WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll (
- Keeley Brothers (10)
For $10 donation:
Signed WVMP books:
- Wicked Game (WVMP #1) mass market paperback (
- Bad to the Bone (WVMP #2) mass market paperback (
- Bring on the Night (WVMP #3) mass market paperback (
107) **BRAND-NEW, YET-TO-BE-RELEASED** Lust for Life (WVMP #4) mass market paperback (5)
Signed SHADE books:
Signed foreign editions (click to see covers):
- Shade, Polish (4)
- Shade, Brazilian, pictured (3)
- Shift, UK (2)
- Shine, UK (2)
- Wicked Game, French (2)
- Bad to the Bone, French (3)
- Wicked Game, German (3)
- Eyes of Crow, German (3)
- Voice of Crow, German (4)
- Voice of Crow, French (1)
- The Reawakened, French (4)
For $15 donation:
- Bad to the Bone (WVMP #2) trade paperback (
- Voice of Crow (Aspect of Crow #2) trade paperback (
- The Reawakened (Aspect of Crow #3) trade paperback (
- Shade trade paperback with original cover art, pictured, now out of print (3)
For $20 donation:
- Voice of Crow (2)
- The Reawakened (2)
- Bad to the Bone (1, minor wear on spine)
- Shift, MP-3 CD (1)
HOW TO ENTER
1. Donate online to your chosen relief organization helping those affected by Sandy. Of course the big one in any disaster is the American Red Cross, but the Humane Society and AmeriCares are also doing much-needed work.
You can combine prizes, of course. For example, if you donate $20, you can request two $5 prizes and a $10 prize.
2. Fill out the entry form below, including proof of donation.
3. I will reply within 24 hours to let you know which prize(s) you got. I will also update this blog post at least once a day to show the quantity of each prize still available.
4. Deadline: 11:59 eastern, Friday, November 9. I will try to mail as many of the prizes before I leave for a week's writing retreat on November 12.
Thanks so much for giving!