KnightsOfBretonCourt-300dpiAuthor and teacher extraordinaire, Kevin Lucia, is doing a series of fundraiser events in order to raise money to have me come out to speak to some of his students at Seton Catholic Central High School. I thought I’d let you all know to see if we could help out (I know, not TOO self-serving):

1) There’s the IndieGoGo. From the site…
For the past four years, Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, New York has been fortunate enough to enjoy visits from a variety of acclaimed poets and writers who’ve donated their time and effort to work with our student writers: Daniel G.Keohane, Andrei Guruianu, Bryan Davis, Norman Prentiss, Claudia Gabel, Rio Youers, and Phil Tomasso. For the past two years, we’ve also had the extreme pleasure of hosting creative writing workshops taught by Tom Monteleone and F. Paul Wilson, as a well as an illustration workshop with Danny Evarts.

This year, acclaimed horror and urban fantasy author Maurice Broaddus was slated to visit Seton Catholic Central High, but our usual grant sources dissolved due to budget cuts shortly after Maurice agreed. The purpose of this group is to “quarterback” fund-raising efforts among the Seton Catholic Central High School community and the horror community, as well as Maurice Broaddus’ readers. Among these efforts is a Barnes & Noble Book Fair – running in-store January 25th – January 27th, and online through February 1st. Other fund-raising efforts – book auctions, and a Kickstarter page – will be listed here, also.
2) There’s a Barnes & Noble event. If anyone wants to purchase anything online at BN.com from January 25th through February 1st, if they use the following promo code: 11008356, that will count toward their totals. More details can be found on Kevin’s site.

I fully expect my friends to pitch in. Any excuse to ship me out of their hair …