Today, April 10th, would have been Mike Ford's 50th birthday.
In an instance of truly beautiful serendipity, the ARCs of The Mirador
just arrived, one of which, if you recall
, I am going to auction off for the John M. Ford Memorial Book Endowment
Here's the plan.
I will make a post opening the auction on Thursday (April 12th), and it will run for twenty-four hours, closing at the same time on Friday (April 13th). Bids will be made in the comments to that post. On Friday, I will make a second post, closing the auction, and then the winner can email me their address and how they want the ARC inscribed. (And, yes, the ARC will be hand-corrected by the author--you can also tell me whether you want the corrections and inscription in Noodler's Nightshade, Forest Green, or Le Couleur Royale.) I send them the ARC; they send the JMFMBE a check.
Happy birthday, Mike, wherever you are.
P.S. Please, tell the world about the auction! Non-LJ commenters will be allowed to bid, so long as they SIGN THEIR COMMENTS and INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS.