Last month, author Christine Johnson witnessed something horrible happening to a local dog. (Seriously, do not click that link back there unless you have a strong stomach). Moved by the poor animal’s plight, as well as the plight of so many other homeless and abused pets, she enlisted the help of a bunch of other animal-friendly authors to do a fundraiser.
I’m so excited to be a part of this fundraiser for the Humane Society of Indianapolis (where Christine is located). As many of you know, the plight of homeless and abused pets is one that’s very near and dear to my heart. Before Q came along and risked us out of the activity (she’s a bit of a tail-and-whisker puller, which Rio puts up with, but is definitely too much for a scared homeless foster), Sailor Boy, Rio, and I used to foster homeless dogs as part of a rescue organization and I still do what I can (like home visits for potential adoptive parents) to help great pets find forever homes.
This is what I’m doing to help now.
First, we’re auctioning off a signed set of Rampant and Ascendant (hardcovers). Rampant the hardcover is out of print, guys. Which means you might get one of the VERY LAST COPIES in existence. The lot also includes a limited edition ARC of Jeri Smith-Ready‘s SHINE.
You can’t imagine how happy this makes me, given that Jeri is the one who got me into dog fostering to begin with.
Carrie Ryan (another big animal lover) and I will be matching the aggregate of all donations/bids up to $1,000 and donating that amount to our local animal rescue groups.
This is an amazing chance to get your hands on some signed, limited edition books and do wonders for animals in need.
And, since I know I’m getting a lot of visitors right now due to the Cassandra Clare giveaway, I thought I’d point out that one of the lots includes signed copies of the entire Mortal Instruments tetralogy.
So go now! Check out all the lots. Bid on something and know that you are going to make a real difference in some poor animal’s life this Christmas.