Chris McLaren (aka Big-Headed Canadian Whiskey Man) forwards along the news that Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith are auctioning off naming rights in their next novels to benefit the African Well Fund:
Here are the links to the EBay auctions in which you can bid on the right to name a character in my next novel or in Nicola’s. Please feel free to forward these links to anyone you think might be interested.
The auction closes on Monday, November 14 at 9:00 AM PST.
Thank you for your support.
Or bid on other items in the general African Well Fund auction.
In an earlier announcement, Eskridge says:
Nicola and I are both participating in an upcoming eBay auction to benefit the African Well Fund (www.africanwellfund.org). The AWF is a wonderful organization that funds the building of wells and springs in Africa. They’ve brought clean water to tens of thousands of people. The gift of a well or spring has an enormous impact on people’s lives: in many communities, women carry the weight of tens of pounds of water several miles every day in order to provide for their children, livestock, crops, cooking and washing. Many people only have access to water that is contaminated with disease. Two million children die each year from water-borne illnesses. So helping build a well or spring isn’t just a matter of convenience—it saves lives.