I’m a big fan of Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind) and he’s helping out his favourite chairty Heifer International, an organization that (from Pat’s blog) “It helps people raise themselves up out of poverty and starvation. All over the world Heifer promotes education, sustainable agriculture, and local industry.
They don’t just keep kids from starving, they make it so families can take care of themselves. They give goats, sheep, and chickens to families so their children have milk to drink, warm clothes to wear, and eggs to eat.”
He’s collecting money through direct donations, lottery and auction items. There’s a TON of great stuff to be won, including Pat’s own donations, hundreds of books from Subterranean Press and Del Rey, you wouldn’t believe it all if I told you. 😉 But you might believe it if you see it. You can check out all the great stuff HERE on Pat’s blog, just follow the links.
You could also bid on a professional critique of your manuscript. Some of you might have read on my blog that I did this at a fundraiser called The Boom Effect (raising money for Tee Morris’ daughter) and had the unique experience of having professional agent Laurie McLean of the Larsen-Pomada agency. It was worth every penny!! I’m probably going to bid on this auction as well. Wait a second, then why am I telling YOU about it?! Because it’s for a great cause. Get on over to Pat’s blog and check it out!