Fundraising for Eugie Foster
In yesterday’s blog post, I commented that several people I knew had recently been diagnosed with cancer, or had loved once who had been diagnosed. One of the people I was talking about is author Eugie Foster.
I’m gonna do a little boasting here and say I was the editor who published Eugie in her first DAW anthology, back when I was editing Heroes in Training. Because her story was awesome, that’s why!
Like so many of us, Eugie’s finances have been rather tight. She has a fundraising post here. You can buy her short story collections or individual stories. She also – after being prodded to do so – posted an email address where you can donate directly via PayPal. Which gave me an idea…
If you PayPal a donation to email@example.com and let me know, either in the comments here or by emailing me directly (jchines -at- sff.net), I’ll enter you in a drawing to win your choice of either Heroes in Training (with Eugie’s story Honor is a Game Mortals Play”), or Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (with my story “Stranger vs. the Malevolent Malignancy).
I’ll pick a winner at random next week. This is open to anyone and everyone. And thank you.
Bett Hines (no realtion)
October 8, 2013 @ 11:25 pm
Made small donation. Here is confirmation number: 86U177440H418710F
Lark of the Bookwyrm's Hoard
October 10, 2013 @ 1:25 pm
Thanks for posting this, Jim. You’re a prince! One of the things I admire about the community of writers, especially SF/Fantasy writers, is how you all help each other out when someone’s facing a difficult situation. Just wanted you to know that thanks to your post, I just bought one of Eugie’s stories, will probably buy several more, and I’m putting up a link and an appeal on my blog (in this Staturday’s News & Notes post.)
Jim C. Hines
October 11, 2013 @ 8:55 am
Thank you both!
October 11, 2013 @ 3:48 pm
Done. 🙂 There aren’t that many Moonfires, so the confirmation is pretty easy.
Jim C. Hines » Picking Winners
October 13, 2013 @ 9:31 am
[…] had two winners to pick, one for the giveaway for people who donated to help Eugie Foster fight cancer, and one for the cover reveal post over on io9 where we asked people to caption the cover of The […]
October 13, 2013 @ 1:06 pm
I bought Eugie’s ebooks and was writing a post to send a friend to her site. The link that you have aboce to http://www.eugiefoster.com/ is now a suspended page. I hope this is not a sign of bad news.
Jim C. Hines
October 13, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
Yeah, I get the same error message now. No idea what’s happening, but hopefully it will be restored soon.