Wicked Auction For Boston!

So remember last week I said I was going to donate things for an auction to benefit the Boston Marathon victims and families?

Yeah, I did that.

If you’re looking for signed copies of the Stranger Things series to date, here’s a place you can get them!

There’s loads of other things there too, both readerly AND writerly! Books, critiques, swag, art…go see!

Signal Boost – Helpers for Boston!

This was on my Facebook feed, via author Jodi Meadows:

(Please RT: This is an open letter to all my friends in the #writing community.)

Hello,

My name is K.T., and I’m a born-and-raised Bostonian. I’m also a writer, looking to our beloved writing community for some much needed support.

As you know, the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15 at 2:50 PM left 3 dead and 176 people injured, plus countless more traumatized. These bombings rocked my hometown, and I can’t sit idly by.

I’m writing to you today to ask for your help. I’d like to organize an auction, with all proceeds going to the Boston First Responders Fund, a fund organized through the Boston Firefighters Credit Union. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the victims and their families. But I can’t do it alone. So I’m asking if you and/or anyone you know (fellow writers, agents, editors, illustrators, etc.) could donate. It could be your time (Skype chat, phone call, etc.), some swag, a book/ARC, critique or service, anything that others can bid on over a 5 day period. All winners will donate directly to the fund, send a copy of the receipt to me, and I will organize and facilitate everything–from the official auction postings to putting winners in touch with the benefactors–through my personal website.

If you or anyone you know can participate and if you could spread the word, I, along with the countless people affected, would be forever grateful. You and anyone else interested can contact me directly at crowleykt [AT] gmail [DOT] com. If I can get at least 10 donations, the impact could be huge. Please feel free to pass this message along.

Let’s show Boston just how amazing this writing community is.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

K.T. Crowley

I’m going to offer something. A book, maybe some knitted evil, something. If you can help, or even just boost the signal, that would rock.

Quick Updatey Thing

Five Things Make A Post!

1 – The Evil Auction is over, but we’re still working on coordinating people, payments, and donors, so bear with us on any delays. And there have been a lot of delays. I’m not going to say any more about that. I’m stabby and harried enough as it is.

2 – The second book in the Stranger Things series, Time Heals, is in the final stages of being prepped for release on March 26, so I’m a little busy with that at the moment, too.

3 – I’ve mentioned it before, but my friend Skyla Dawn Cameron is raising money for the MS Walk in her area in May, and she’d appreciate your sponsorship.

4 – There is eviltry afoot. I can’t share it with you right now, but I can tease you with “I know something you don’t know!” Stay tuned. Should be able to announce it in the next couple weeks. A lot of it depends on time and so on, and that’s kind of in short supply at the moment.

5 – This one is kind of cheating, as it’s similar to #4 up there, but it involves tea. That is all.

What? I said, “That is all!” That rant that’s forthcoming? Yeah…I’m still working on that. I’m so busy at the moment I can only growl occasionally when I remember it’s there.

Evil Auction Post – Winding Down

I’ll try to sound coherent here, but it’s Sunday morning and the sun in shinin’ in my eye that is open and my head is reelin’ –

Wait, those are song lyrics to Shelley West’s “Jose Cuervo.” This is not the blog post you’re looking for. (Besides, this is Oregon. Everyone knows the sun doesn’t shine here. No jokes about “where the sun doesn’t shine.”) *ahem*

The EVIL AUCTION APPROACHES ITS DOOM!

I mean its end.

That’s right.

It was supposed to end on Friday, but due to some issues with the Foundation we’re raising funds for (there’s a problem with sending confirmation receipts to people to show they’ve paid for their item, which is kind of important given we’re using those to confirm a donation made so we can send the winning bidder their item), it’s been extended through tomorrow – Monday, February 25, 2013, 5PM PST/8PM EST.

I’m writing this to goad you all into helping us reach our evil, lofty goal of an even $5000. Come on! One last push! We’re almost there!

And we’ve got just the items to make this happen!

Up for bid this second (and final) round are more signed books (with zombies!), some crafty things, jewelry, AWESOME GEEKY COMICS from Dork Tower (Hi, MINE! MINE I SAY!) art…. GO! GO NOW AND SEE!

If you’ve already donated- either an item for bid, given funds directly to the school district or via the auction – thank you from all of us at the Evil League of Evil Writers and Crestline Elementary School. You don’t know how grateful the parents, teachers, and kids are for these donations.

We have made people cry. We have crashed the Foundation donation website with our evil.

WE HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE, AND THAT MAKES US MIGHTY.

We have been Bad Guys (shiny!) for Crestline, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

“When you can’t run, you crawl, and when you can’t do that…well, you know the rest.”

Now if you all could carry us just a little bit further the rest of the way home, we’d take that as an eviltry. (It’s like “a kindness,” but without the negative connotations of doing something good. For lo, we are evil, and this is an Evil Auction.)

So, if you would – get out there, jump up and down, wave your arms around, do whatever you have to to get us noticed.

Let’s go out with a bang so loud they hear us all the way to the Core.

(Also, if you haven’t seen/watched Firefly – GO DO THAT NOW and follow it up with the movie Serenity so you can get all these cool geek references I’m throwing out.)

Pimpage link: EvilButton1 http://evilauction.blogspot.com/

If you blog about the auction, remember there’s shinies in it for you! Here: http://evilauction.blogspot.com/p/spread-word.html

Evil Auction Post – Round One Closing!

EvilButton1Most of you know about the Evil Auction by now. My partners in crime, Skyla Dawn Cameron and the rest of the Evil League of Evil Writers, and I have been busting our collective asses for the last ten days getting this thing organized, and it’s been a success beyond any of our imaginings. Thank you all, so much, donors and bidders, for helping make Round One over $3500 in pledges for Crestline Elementary School.

And that’s just Round One.

Alas, Round One auctions END TODAY! This evening at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern, these items will go to their highest bidders. I encourage you to take one last look, especially at items you may have already bid on, just to make sure everything is set, because once the clock strikes Auction’s End, Round One is over!

There is, of course, still Round Two, and there are some AMAZING items up for bid.

Just sayin’!

Evil Auction Teaser Post

Most of you know by now that I’m involved with the Evil League of Evil Writers, and we’re doing a fundraising auction to benefit Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver, WA that burned to the ground on the night of Sunday the 3rd. We’re still taking donations of items to auction. There’s more about it on this post here.

ETA: The auction will be going live tomorrow, February 7 and most items will be available for those international folks! We have people from all over the world donating to his auction!

Now, here’s the teaser part. Here’s what I’m personally offering upon the altar of donation for the Evil Auction:

  • A signed copy of All Wounds OR Light In A Dark World (bidder’s choice) and some swag
  • A crit of first chapter of your manuscript
  • An Evil League of Evil Writing mentorship with partners
  • Knitted Evil in the form of an Ugly Horizontal Stash Scarf made up of random bits I have left over from Other Projects
  • The chance to name a character in my next novel
  • A tea parcel including a tea mug, some of Dina’s Favorite Tea and a little Knitted Evil mug hug to keep your tea warm
  • And there’s lots, lots more!

    There are wonderful things from so many fantastic creative people! It’s going to ROCK! Hope to see you there for bids!