When I woke up this morning and saw that my lot in the “Bridget Kicks Cancer” auction had shot from $15 to $139 in just two days, I was stunned…truly amazed by the goodwill and generosity of those of you out there who are bidding. I’m awed. And flattered. And I want to do something more…something to say “thank you” to whomever the winning bidder turns out to be.
So in addition to dedicating this ARC to whomever the winning bidder specifies, wrapping it in pretty paper and ribbon and mailing it anywhere you want in time for Christmas, (while promising not to send any other signed ARCs out until the recipient receives it, just to ensure that it’s not only the very first ARC I sign of DIE FOR ME, but the very first book I’ve ever signed!!) I would like to add the following items just to make this an extra-special gift:
I am including a signed sample cover of DIE FOR ME that will never be seen by the general reading public. (It was just one stage in the process of making the final cover, and the text and color are slightly different than what the final cover will be.)
Also, I will include a collection of 15 photographs that I took of the different sites around Paris that appear in DIE FOR ME. These photos will be published on my website in the future as part of an “extras” page. But, for the auction, I am having them printed (the photos in the example were printed on my crappy home printer, so the quality will be better) and I will jot down on the back of each a description of the location and the page number on which it first appears in DIE FOR ME.
All of this to say – you guys are truly amazing. Bridget Kicks Cancer is such a worthy cause – I hope you’ve had a look at Bridget’s website as well as the page that tells you what the auction’s about (and shows how much it’s made so far)! I asked my teenage nieces to take a look through the fun lots being offered and choose their Christmas presents from them so that I can try to win them.
Again, for the DIE FOR ME lot, you can click here (and, if you’re asked for it, use the auction ID “bridgetkicks” and password “cancer”). There are five days left. I’ll use them to get my wrapping paper ready and practice my signature!
Thank you all for joining me with your enthusiasm for this cause. It has truly truly touched me.