Karen Healey: Name a Character and First Draft Peek

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Science fiction and fantasy YA author Karen Healey (When We Wake, Guardian of the Dead) is offering an opportunity to name a character in her next to-be-published work (short story or novel), as well as a sneak peek at the work’s first draft!

Starting Bid: 5

Shipping: not applicable

Other Notes: Names need to be setting appropriate, but if the work doesn’t offer the best opportunity for whatever name you have in mind, this offer is transferable to another Karen Healey work.

Drafts will be sent as .doc, .pdf, or shared google doc, depending on preference.

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Come to Deverry — as a villain

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I’m offering a tuckerization  in the new Deverry novel, SWORD OF FIRE.  Would you like to be a nasty nobleperson in a world that’s changing for the better? Better for those you despise, that is — those pesky commoners are demanding more rights and a say in the government! How dare they?  You will part of a cabal that would rather not see this happen, and you’re willing to use violence if you must to stop them.  Your character may be male or female, may look like you or not, your choice.  The book will be published  some time next year by DAW in the United States and by HarperCollins in the UK.

Starting Bid: 50 dollars American

Shipping: not applicable

Other Notes: none

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Help Name a Gem, or….

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This is slightly unusual, so a choice:

The winner of this auction gets to help name a Gem Universe gem — aka those very bad gems from Nebula- and Hugo- nominated The Jewel & Her Lapidary like the Star Cabochon, the Death Astrion, and The Steadfast Diamond, as well as the short story “The Topaz Marquis.”

There will be more of these stories and your named gem could play a not insignificant role in how things turn out…

No gemologist’s license required, just your creative flair.

– or –

a 10-page manuscript critique.

Starting Bid: $20.00

Shipping: not applicable

Other Notes: Critique period will be at the discretion of and agreement between Fran Wilde and the auction winner.

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