Beyond Words: A Year of Daydreams - Connect With Your Favorite Fantasy Author For Good Causes

Want to help a great literary charity organization (i.e., First Book and Worldbuilders) and connect on a personal level with a favorite fantasy author? Lauren Zurchin has the perfect solution. She is leading a Kickstarter effort to launch this into being, and there are only 5 days left to take part of this truly awesome (and shall I say historic?) project.

Details: Lauren Zurchin of Lauren Zurchin Studios is putting a photography calendar together with 14 fantasy writing authors. Proceeds of this calender will help these two non-profits: First Book and Worldbuilders. She initially had a $15,000 goal which she has amazingly reached, with a stretch goal of $25,000. The money will go toward custom made costumes, props, and travel locations to 12 different areas across the US.

What makes this special (not only for the charity element) is that depending on your pledge, you can have a personal skype chat with an author, signed photos of the authors, signed framable poster prints, and many more special items. Win win for everyone here. Love this idea!

Here's more from Lauren herself:




Here are the authors involved, and their works. A great way to connect on a personal level with a favorite author for a good cause.
  • Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles; The Curse Workers Series)
  • Gail Carriger (Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate)
  • Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments; The Infernal Devices)
  • Lauren Kate (Fallen) Gregory Maguire (Wicked; The Oz Chronicles)
  • The Merry Sisters of Fate- a trio of authors consisting of: Tessa Gratton (Blood Magic; The Blood Keeper), Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver; The Scorpio Races; The Raven Boys), and Brenna Yovanoff (The Replacement; Paper Valentine)
  • Brandon Mull (Fablehaven; Beyonders)
  • Lauren Oliver (Delirium; Before I Fall)
  • Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle)
  • Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind)
  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time; Mistborn)
  • Tad Williams (Otherland; Memory, Sorrow and Thorn)

What a great project. Here is a wrap up on this calendar, how to get more info, and where to go to pledge your support of this incredible project.

Enjoy!