Monday, January 6, 2014

When a Fantasy Author does Charity

BRRR! It's freezing here in St. Paul, MN (-16F with wind chills of -40F). 

So here's some nice news to warm your hearts!

Every year, from a little before Christmas to the end of January, Pat Rothfuss (Author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear), runs a charity called Worldbuilders

It's a pretty awesome deal, because after the final day of the fundraiser ends, Pat donates the money to Heifer International, an organization that gives goats and camels and chickens and other funny yet useful animals to people in need. When you have a goat, you have a daily supply of milk. And when that goat has a kid (pun intended), you have another source of income. So it's a charity about raising sustainability for the poverty stricken. 

And since this is a fundraiser organized by a nerdy Fantasy author, for every ten dollars you give to the fund you get entered into a lottery. What can you win? Books, mostly. Many of them signed. Some of them rare. 

Like this . . .

(ARC 28 of 250 for Stardust, by Neil Gaiman)
This ARC of Stardust by Neil Gaiman has become a legend of its own. Read more about it on Pat's blog, here

See more of the items in the lottery here.

So if being charitable and possibly winning books for being charitable sounds like a win-win to you, click here to help raise some money for a great cause!

Stay warm out there!