January 23rd, 2011

Wanna be a gangster?

Tuckerization! Have you ever been tempted by a life of crime? Here's how you can have one without risk, by being tuckerized in my current project, APOCALYPSE TO GO. On an alternate Earth, a bunch of aliens have made a real mess of things. They've left behind them a San Francisco that's radioactive, lawless, and brutal. The leader of the most powerful gang is now Chief of Police, which should give you some idea of how things go on Interchange, as the place is known. His rival -- here's where you come in. The head of the second-most powerful gang, who aspires to be Chief of Police, can be male or female, young or old, of any sexual orientation. She or he can have your looks or the looks you've always wanted, and of course, your name.

Speaking of names, I am Katharine Kerr.

Starting Bid: Another author in this auction is offering a chance to become a god for $300. Since gangsterhood ranks somewhat below that, starting bid will be $50.00.

E.T.A Should the bidding reach $150 or above, the second-highest bidder gets to be a henchman and will receive a copy of the book. (Fittingly enough, I stole this idea from another person offering something for auction on this site.)

Notes: 1. You must promise on your mother's sacred virtue that you won't sue me for the characterization. This person is, after all, scum. 2.The book won't be out until sometime in 2012, so you have to be oddly patient as gangsters go. (The first two books in the series, which will lead up to your apotheosis, will be out on February 1, 2011, and August 1, 2011, from DAW Books. Winning bidder gets a copy of Book 1, LICENSE TO ENSORCELL, as part of the deal.) You will also receive an advance copy, fulsomely signed, of APOCALYPSE when I get my paws on my author's copies.

Email : kitkerr at aol dot com

Bidding starts Monday, February 21, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST.