Evil for Julie - Reader Edition

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Beloved author and friend Julie Butcher needs our help as her husband recovers from an accident. Suit up, evil readers. It's time, once more, to be bad guys.
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ABOUT THE PERKS:

The response to this fundraiser has been beyond our wildest expectations, with over 100 donations and counting. Indiegogo only allows us to offer twenty at a time, so donors, don't be surprised if you don't see yours offered yet. Contributors, don't be upset if the perk you had your eye on is goneOnce a perk is taken, we'll replace it with another. This fundraiser is going throughout the month of April, so it might be a little bit before it's up for grabs. Stay tuned!


Why We Need Your Evil Help

On Sunday March 23, Julie Butcher's husband had an accident around the home involving a chainsaw and his leg a grizzly bear that he fought off with his bare hands*. 

Mr. Julie is, thankfully, fine. But this is a family with six kids now facing skyrocketing medical costs. Costs WE can help with. If everyone gives a little, it can add up to a lot. This, obviously, seems like a job for the Evil League of Evil Writers to do some fundraising.

*It was a chainsaw but apparently fighting grizzly bears sounds less embarrassing.


What We Need & What You Get

In a nutshell, we need money.

Well, Julie and her mister do: he's already had a couple of surgeries, and a nurse is required for home visits to help. End of the world insurance is covering some costs but not all, and this is a very large family facing a sudden influx of extra expenses.

We at the Evil League of Evil Writers aren't big on handouts; we want your assistance, but we want to offer you stuff in exchange for it. 

Note: this campaign is the Reader Edition. Here are a few of the perks:

  • Signed Books & ARCs
  • Name-a-Character
  • Swag
  • Knitted Evil

All of the money--less the fees from Indiegogo and PayPal--go directly to Julie and her family, and will help with medical and living costs during this difficult time.

We also have a Writer Edition with critiques and pitches. You'll find it here.

We picked $3500 as a goal for this campaign and $1500 for the other to hit $5000 total as that was what we managed to raise for last year's fundraiser, but it is in no way final. If more comes in, all will be able to be put to use by the family. 


Who Is Julie?

Julie Butcher lives with her husband and six children on the fringes of Utter Chaos. The sister of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher, who she adores, she writes because her sister-in-law said it was time to learn, and Julie doesn’t argue with women who own guns. Her super-powers involve sugar and ninjas and will be revealed on a need-to-know basis.

She is a contributor to BuzzyMag.com and huge supporter of the writing community. When not writing, she's inspiring others by volunteering at a local food pantry. 

Seriously, you guys, Julie is so much more awesome than the rest of us, but now is your chance to be almost as cool yourself and help out.


What's This About Evil?

This fundraiser was started by the Evil League of Evil Writers to support our beloved Senior Pie Coordinator and Clubhouse Keeper during a time of need. It is our second large-scale fundraiser as a group, the previous being 2013's Evil for Crestline Auction.

Everything we do is evil, including online fundraising.


Aren't Charitable Endeavors Inherently Good?

Of course not. Have you MET Julie Butcher? The woman is capable of the most terrifying Scary Mom Eyes known to humankind. She is pure evil, and the less she worries about money right now, the more time she has to continue terrorizing writers with her eviltry.

Also, by supporting Julie's family, it might make them cry happy tears. Making people cry is of course evil.

As a friend said, when the universe kicks one of us, we kick back twice as hard. And we invite you to be bad guys and kick back with us.


Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't give money, and robbing a bank is still illegal where you live, please help get the word out the fundraiser. Tweet, Pin, Facebook, Tumbl, blog, skywrite, sacrifice virgins to the dark ones in order to boost the campaign power: whatever it takes.

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$8,390USD
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This campaign ended on April 30, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Evil Thanks

    At the close of the auction, everyone who donates $10 and up will be publicly thanked on the Evil League of Evil Writers website (unless they prefer anonymity), and receive both a postcard of thanks and an electronic copy of a short story by Andrew Jack.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $15USD
    Drinks of the Damned

    Everyone who donates $15 and up gets an electronic copy of Skyla Dawn Cameron's collection WHISKEY SOUR - three short stories with snark, naughty language, and zombie fairies. You also receive everything from the Evil Thanks level.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    Aspiring Tyrant

    You receive an e-copy of TYRANT MOON by Elaine Corvidae, the first novel in her Moon/Sun/Star fantasy trilogy, and everything from the Drinks of the Damned level.

    15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $30USD
    Heartless

    Author Shari Mauer offers a SIGNED copy of her YA novel CHANGE OF HEART. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US/Canada ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $30USD
    Clean Yourself Up

    Evil can be a dirty business. Never fear. Evil knitter Shai Hawkins has four hand-knitted dishcloths at the ready for whatever mess you may need to tidy up. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. NORTH AMERICA ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $35USD
    Mystery Evil

    Portland, Oregon mystery author Bill Cameron offers any one book, SIGNED, as well as the eBook version. Choose from: LOST DOG, CHASING SMOKE, DAY ONE, or COUNTY LINE. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US / CANADA ONLY

    4 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $35USD
    House of Pain

    Author Donna Alward offers a SIGNED copy of THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL (Jewell Cove #1). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. NORTH AMERICA ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $40USD
    Royal Pain

    Author Tate Hallaway offers a SIGNED copy of ALMOST EVERYTHING: A Vampire Princess Novel (Vampire Princess of St. Paul). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $45USD
    Evilworthy

    Johanna Harness will send you a signed ARC of her new book SPILLWORTHY and some dark and evil swag (that is probably lovely and will not cause the apocalypse). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    2 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    Secrets and Lies

    Nothing says "evil" like dark secrets. Author Patty Blount offers a SIGNED copy of both TMI and SEND (YA). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    Island Tyranny

    Author Lily Everett offers a custom Sanctuary Island beach tote filled with SIGNED copies of the first two Sanctuary Island books - SANCTUARY ISLAND and SHORELINE DRIVE. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $55USD
    Bloodbath

    Author Amanda Carlson is offering one SIGNED copy each of her books RED BLOODED and COLD BLOODED. But wait, there's more! Swag includes: One reusable Pack tote bag, one coaster, one bookmark, & one tattoo. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $60USD
    Sinister Blaze

    Fair Warning: this one is for the 18+ crowd! Author Leah Braemel offers a SIGNED three book set of her Hauberk Protection series (erotic romance). Is it hot in here, or is it just me? Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $70USD
    The Cake Is A Lie

    Author Beth Ciotta offers SIGNED copies of the first three books in her Cupcake Lovers series - FOOL FOR LOVE, THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE, and ANYTHING BUT LOVE. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $75USD
    Shift It

    Author Cassie Alexander offers a SIGNED four book set of her Edie Spence series. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $120USD
    Grab Bag of Darkness

    Get a delectably dark surprise from NYT Bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn in this grab bag of darkness: three signed print books and three audio books. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $125USD
    Name the Darkness

    Journey into the dark depths of Suzanne McLeod's next novel by naming a character AND getting a signed copy of the book. Also included is everything at the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $200USD
    Summer of Blood

    In exchange for your generous donation, author and knitter of DOOM, Dina James, will hand-knit you a lacy (translation - it will have a lot of holes in it on purpose) dropped-stitch summer scarf out of lightweight cotton. Guaranteed evil in every stitch. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery, as this is a handmade item. This item will require special care. Color choices to be discussed with donor.

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $250USD
    Bloody Good Morganville Time

    Morganville: The Series swag - a prize package of fun stuff from our digital TV show! 1) A pair of genuine vampire bunny slippers (signed) 2) Signed copies of all 15 Morganville Vampires novels 3) Signed show poster 4) Signed shooting script 5) Morganville paper doll book 6) Exclusive invitation to the Morganville premiere party in Dallas, Texas (date TBD). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $350USD
    Evil Revels in Luxury

    Mink is synonymous with lavish, but also with cruelty, so of course someone as evil as Dina James would knit with mink! (Don't worry, she's evil, not cruel - the yarn is 100% cruelty free.) For this donation, you will receive a hand-knit MINK cowl. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery, as this is a handmade item knitted with a delicate fiber. This item will require special care. Color choices to be discussed with donor.

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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