Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Kill Me, Stephen King

Would you like to die in a Stephen King novel? Be a hero in John Grisham's next? Then here's your chance... bid on the charity auction to benefit The First Amendment Project. From The Miami Herald...
Now's your chance to die in a Stephen King novel or be portrayed ''in a good light'' in the next thriller from John Grisham -- while championing the cause of free speech.

That's the idea behind a charity auction on eBay that starts Sept. 1 and features 16 authors selling character names to the highest bidders. All proceeds go to the First Amendment Project, a nonprofit legal group dedicated to free speech.

In addition to King and Grisham, writers agreeing to sell a name in their upcoming books include Amy Tan, Peter Straub, Nora Roberts, Lemony Snicket and Dave Eggers. All have penned summaries of what they plan to offer in an auction preview.

What a great idea, and for such a great cause. Kudos to these wonderful authors!