Welcome to another Transgender Michigan Fundraiser auction!
Transgender Michigan was founded in 1997, and continues to run one of the only transgender helplines in the country, available 24/7 at 855-345-8464. Every tax-deductible donation helps them continue to provide support, advocacy, and education.
Today’s auction comes from author Stina Leicht, for an autographed trade paperback copy of COLD IRON and a Tuckerization (meaning you’ll show up as a minor character) in one of her forthcoming books. Please note – there’s no guarantee your character’s fate will be a happy one 🙂
About the Book:
In this epic fantasy debut, which NPR Books said, “it reminded me, pleasurably, of Robin Hobb’s Assassin Apprentice series,” fraternal twins Nels and Suvi move beyond their royal heritage into military and magical dominion.
Prince Nels is the scholarly runt of the ancient Kainen royal family of Eledore, disregarded as flawed by the king and many others. Only his twin sister, Suvi, supports him. But when Nels is ambushed by an Acrasian scouting party, he does something a member of the ruling family should never do: he picks up a fallen sword and defends himself.
Disowned and dismissed to the military, Nels establishes himself as a leader as Eledore begins to shatter under the attack of the Acrasians, who the Kainen had previously dismissed as barbarians. But Nels knows differently, and with the aid of his sister, who has allied with pirates, he mounts a military offensive with sword, canon, and what little magic is left in the world.
This auction is open to U.S. residents.
How to bid:
- Minimum bid is $20 U.S. Bidding starts at http://www.jimchines.com/2016/12/tgm-fundraiser-leicht/ the moment this post goes live!
- Enter your bid in the comments. Bids must be a minimum of $1 more than the previous bid. (No bouncing from $20.01 to $20.02 to $20.03 and so on.) Make sure to include an email address I can use to contact you.
- Each auction will run for 24 hours, starting at noon Eastern time and running until noon the following day.
- To discourage last-minute sniping, I’ll wait until 10 minutes after the last bid to close an auction.
- If you want to be notified about other bids, check the “Subscribe to Comments” box when you bid.
Winning the auction:
I’ll contact the winner, who will then donate the winning bid to Transgender Michigan. You’ll forward me a copy of the receipt, at which point, I’ll contact the donor to arrange delivery of your winnings.
About Stina Leicht:
Stina Leicht is an award-nominated sf/fantasy writer. When she was small she wanted to grow up to be like Vincent Price. Unfortunately, there are no basements in Texas — thus, making it impossible to wall up anyone alive under the house. Alas, she’ll have to resign herself to going quietly mad while wearing a smoking jacket. Too bad Texas is hot, she doesn’t smoke and therefore, doesn’t own a smoking jacket.
Don’t forget about the DAW Raffle!
My publisher, DAW Books, has agreed to contribute:
6 Tad Williams Bundles: each bundle includes one copy of Otherland: City of Golden Shadow (hardcover first edition, first printing) plus 1 Advance Review Copy of The Heart of What Was Lost.
6 DAW December Release Bundles: each bundle includes one copy of all DAW December titles: Dreamweaver, Tempest, Alien Nation, and Jerusalem Fire, plus a bonus ARC (dependent on stock).
At any time between now and the end of the fundraiser, donate $5 to Transgender Michigan and email me a copy of the receipt at jchines -at- gmail.com, with the subject line “DAW Raffle Entry.” Each week, I’ll pick at least one donor to win their choice of either a Tad Williams or a December Release bundle from DAW.
You can donate more than $5. For example, donating $20 would get you four entries. However, you can only win a maximum of one of each bundle. This is separate from the individual auctions. Winning an auction does not count as a raffle entry.