Forget about naming a star after someone you love: Now with the help of America's bestselling inspirational novelist Karen Kingsbury anyone can have the chance to name a character in one of her books—and raise money for their favorite charity at the same time. Kingsbury, of Vancouver, Wash., created “Forever in Fiction™” for auctions across the country. Winners' names are used as characters in her latest novels. Forever in Fiction™ brings in an average of $2,500 per auction. Kingsbury, who has been doing this for two years, estimates that her auction items have earned $100,000 for various non-profits around the country.
“This is a win-win situation for everyone,” Kingsbury said. “I need to name my characters anyway. This gives auction attendees a 'novel' way to immortalize someone they love. It's one of the most unique auction items sold out there right now.”
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