Welcome and a Fundraising Question

I see some new readers out there, I’m guessing mostly as a result of the First Novel Survey.  Welcome, all!  The fridge is to your right; snacks are in the cupboard.  Make yourselves at home.  Please feel free to say hello and introduce yourselves, or to lurk if you prefer.  It’s all good.


I’m working on Part III of the novel survey results.  My friend Steve Saus has also been putting the data through some serious statistical software, and is coming up with some interesting results as well.  I’m hoping to have my update by Wednesday or so, and I’ll link to Steve’s when that goes up.


I arrived home from Millennicon to find advance review copies of Red Hood’s Revenge [B&N | Mysterious Galaxy | Amazon] waiting for me.

For Stepsister Scheme and Mermaid’s Madness, I auctioned off an autographed ARC to raise money for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  With Red Hood, I’m planning to fundraise yet again, but this time for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN).

I’m torn between two models.  In the past, the ARC has gone to the highest bidder, and we’ve raised a little over $100 each time.  But I’m thinking about changing over to a raffle model.  Donate a certain amount — either $1, $2, or $5 — and forward the e-mail receipt to me, and you’re entered to win.  Donate more to get extra chances.  I’ll pull one name at the end, and there you go.

My guess is that the raffle model will be a more effective fundraiser, but I wanted to toss both ideas out there to see what you all thought, and whether you had preference one way or the other.