Touch immortality and go down in literary history! Several critically acclaimed, bestselling authors are auctioning off character names to benefit Kids Need to Read, a national nonprofit foundation that promotes childhood literacy and addresses the crisis in library funding that currently exists in the United States.
If you are one of the winning bidders, you will have a character named after you in an upcoming young adult novel by one of the following participating authors: Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush; Crescendo), Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, The Goose Girl), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven, Beyonders), Janette Rallison (My Unfair Godmother, Slayers), Kiersten White (Paranormalcy, Supernaturally), and Robin Brande (Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature; Doggirl).
Should you win one of the auctions, the author agrees to use your name in an upcoming book. The character that is bestowed with your name may be a secondary or minor character, may have villainous tendencies, or may die at some point in the book or series. The character may have many or very few of your actual characteristics. The author is simply using the name for a character, not transporting your personality into the book. Also, editors have veto power over any name. (So if your name is Ima Jockstrap, you might be out of luck.) If an editor vetoes your name, you will be entitled to a full refund from Kids Need to Read.
The Kids Need to Read Literary Immortality Auction has started and will end Thursday, November 3, 2011. There are separate auctions for each author. Bidders can bid on multiple auctions.