Best-selling thriller writer Amanda Jennings from Henley, is offering fans the opportunity to have their name appear in a forthcoming novel.
CLIC Sargent’s 10-day Get in Character eBay auction starts today (Thursday 26 February) and is expected to raise thousands of pounds for children and young people with cancer.
She is amongst 69 popular authors taking part in this year’s Get in Character eBay auction, an annual fundraiser organised by CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.
The 10-day auction takes place from 8pm Thursday 26 February to 8pm Sunday 8 March 2015. The highest bidders for each author buy the opportunity to have a character named after them in their next book, and immortality in print. People can also bid to have a character named after a loved one. Go to http://stores.ebay.co.uk/clic-sargent-get-in-character to bid for this fantastic opportunity.
Alongside the chance to be character her next book, Amanda is also offering fans the chance to have afternoon tea with her at a top London hotel.
Authors joining Amanda in the auction include female fiction writer, thriller writer Lee Child, novelist Lisa Jewell and former SAS soldier Andy McNab, who are also offering character names in their next books.
Amanda Jennings is offering a character name in her forthcoming book In Her Wake, which will be out in late 2015 / early 2016, she explains:
“When twenty-seven year old Bella Campbell finds out her reclusive mother and father are not, in fact, her real parents, her world is ripped apart. The search for her family takes her to Cornwall and its rugged beauty, rich with myth and legend. There she discovers the Tremaynes who are struggling in the aftermath of past crimes and hidden truths. If Bella has any chance of rebuilding her life, and the lives of those around her, she must first come to terms with exactly who she is. In Her Wake is a story of loss, identity, and the power of love to both destroy and unite.”
“The characters to be named – a choice of one male or one female – are secondary characters, who both bring moments of lightness to the story.”
CLIC Sargent’s Get in Character auction is also offering aspiring writers the chance to have their work critiqued by top authors including Alison Bruce, Claire Dyer, Eve Seymour, Kate Rhodes, Karla Brading and Colette McBeth.
In addition, signed book bundles from Sarah Addison-Allen, Anthony Horowitz, Jodi Picoult, Lucy Dillion, Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes are up for grabs.
For more details about this charity initiative go to http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/getincharacter