This is a charity auction for a proof copy of The Queen of Dreams; volume one in the Books of The Realms trilogy, and my first children’s book, age 7+.
My friend Kate Cadman is aiming to run in the London Marathon next year for the National Deaf Children’s Society. To get a guaranteed charity place in the marathon you first have to raise £2,000. That’s where the money from this auction will be going. (If she doesn’t reach the target figure, don’t worry the money raised still goes to the NDCS.) For Kate’s full story see here:-
Her site has been active for a while, but Kate is just beginning her serious fundraising efforts, and I’m hoping this will make a good launch event for her. So in order to make this something a little more interesting than a standard author-signed proof, this particular proof will also be signed by the four main characters. And yes, it is a fantasy trilogy. How can this possibly happen, then, you ask? Well two of the characters, Felix and Sophie, are my children; and the other two, Taggie and Jemima, are their school friends. This will be the only proof signed by them, and therefore unique.
Mark Chitty who keeps this site has kindly agreed to run the auction. This isn’t Ebay, so we’re going to keep it simple. The auction will run for ten days starting on the 1st September and ending 12 o’clock midday UK time on September the 10th. Mark has created a forum specifically for bids. So if you’re interested simply read what the last bid was, and post your own. As I said, this isn’t a professional auction site so please try to avoid any last-second bids. Bids to be placed in UK £s please (there are lots of currency conversion sites out there). This is open to anyone, and I will pay the postage to wherever in the world you are (gulp). Kate’s JustGiving site accepts money from a lot of currencies, so as soon as the winning donation has been made I’ll post the book to you. If you’re in a country whose money isn’t listed on JustGiving then fear not, we’ll find a way.
Thank you for showing an interest, and good luck.