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Friday, July 20, 2012

Crowdfunding Update: Stina Leicht Auction and New Perks from Edison Crux

New things are happening with my attempt to get financial help from the public to replace my busted laptop.  In particular, two wonderful people have offered up books to help with donations.  Details to follow:

#1 Auction:  And Blue Skies From Pain by Stina Leicht (signed/personalized)
Author Stina Leicht has kindly offered a signed/personalized copy of her latest novel to help me out.  Those familiar with her work will know she's an amazing writer.  Those who aren't should check out the interviews over at The Skiffy and Fanty Show (there are two).  Either way, this is a wonderful thing for her to do for me.

How the auction will work:
  1. Bidding will start at $15 (the cost of the book).
  2. You may up the bid by leaving a comment on this page (please provide a contact email).  Any increment is fine.
  3. The auction will run until Monday (July 23, 2012) at 11:59 PM.
  4. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter and contacted for shipping details, which I will forward to Stina.  If you want your book personalized, let me know in the email.  All you do at that point is send your bid amount to arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com and a magic book will be on its way to you.
It's that simple.  Bidding starts right now.  I will keep track of all bids at the top of this page.

You can learn more about And Blue Skies From Pain here.

By bidding, you will automatically receive a collection of short stories from me (see the details about my general funding project and perks here).  There are also other perks for winning bids of $50 or more.

Additionally, if you donate or have a winning bid of $20 or more, you will be eligible for the following perk:

#2 Perk:  Edison Crux Pre-Orders for Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf
Anyone who donates (or has donated) $20 or more will receive a copy of Crux's upcoming novel at release.  The novel is based on urban legends from the Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  Sounds pretty interesting to me.

Donations are easy enough:  Paypal + arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com + $20 (or more) = Pre-order of Tale of the Wisconsin Werewolf.  And, of course, doing so means you receive those free short stories, and larger donations still include lots of other nifty stuff.

And that about does it.  Start bidding!

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  1. I may have long-since bought a copy of both of Stina's brilliant novels, but, how can I let a great opportunity like this pass by? Do good AND receive fantastic reads? I'd be an idiot to miss this.

    $25 bid - I can set that aside while paying bills tonight. I know how NOT fun it is trying to deal with busted/outdated/lame-ass computers.
    praetor1983 on the twitter

  2. I interviewed Stina at World Fantasy for Adventures in Scifi Publishing, and she's an amazing human being as well as author.

    $40 for the book and a drink for Stina at the upcoming Worldcon for supporting a fellow podcaster.

    Brent Bowen
    @daemonrange on twitter