(Well, glad I didn't miss the window for this) Jim Hines, who looks awesome in his leather-author's-coat, is having an auction to benefit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The auction is to win an ARC of his latest Book, The Stepsister Scheme. One, Jim is a wickedly funny author and he writes slightly twisted fairy tales. Also, if you tickle Jim just right he does sound a little like Edward Everett Horton (weekly obligatory obscure reference, it's a Union thing). I won a cover flat of this book, and we also discussed the cover in our ConClave Panel on "What do you mean you don't get to choose your own cover?" It's awesome as well.
So with one post I get to support three things I encourage others to support (being Against Domestic Violence in all it's forms, a cool sounding book that has strong, clever, women heros, and Jim, who does look awesome in that leather coat of his). It's a trifecta of goodness.