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.