Thursday, May 26, 2005

Novel idea for fundraisers

My pal Mirtika posted an interesting link yesterday on one of the writers loops I belong to. This from

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.”

What a cool idea. Click over and read the rest of the press release for details or visit Karen Kingsbury's website.


tristan coulter said...

what happens if the editor tries to change the name?

Brenda Coulter said...

Good question. It has happened to me, as you know. But I'm not Karen Kingsbury. Maybe that's the difference.