Evil for Julie - Writer Edition

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Beloved author and friend Julie Butcher needs our help as her husband recovers from an accident. Suit up, evildoers. It's time, once more, to be bad guys.
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Skyla Dawn Cameron
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Independence, Missouri
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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 gone. Once 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 Writer Edition. Here are a few of the perks:

  • Manuscript Edits and Critiques
  • Evil Postcards of Thank You and Eviltry
  • Pitch Sessions and drinks with authors and literary agents
  • Online ad space and writing guides

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 Reader Edition, with signed books and cool crafty items. You'll find it here.

We picked $1500 as a goal for this campaign and $3500 for the other to hit a $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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$3,935USD
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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 short story by Andrew Jack.

    4 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.

    1 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.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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    $35USD
    The Butler Did It

    Mystery author Susan Spann will critique the first five pages of your manuscript or work in progress (in any genre). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    A Diabolical Date

    Meet with author Leah Braemel for drinks and plans of world domination at either RT NOLA 2014 or Lori Foster's Reader Author Get Together 2014 (winner's choice). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    Caffeine Overload

    Meet with author Jessica Scott for coffee at RWA in San Antonio this year. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $70USD
    Bleeding Hart

    Pamela Harty of the Knight Agency offers you a 15 minute pitch session over coffee at RWA (Romance Writer's Association) conference. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Restricted to RWA attendees in San Antonio, TX July 23-26, 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $75USD
    Dire Consequences

    Author Michelle Rowen offers a critique of your work of up to 30 pages (including synopsis). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. MUST BE REDEEMED BY JUNE 30, 2014.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $80USD
    Quick and Dirty Threesome

    No, not THAT kind. Author Jamie Wyman will critique the first three chapters (up to thirty pages) of your manuscript. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    The Ten Shot of Pain

    A ten page edit by NYT Bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow (a steal at this price--she offers it through her site for $150). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    Evil To The Max

    Author Tiffany Maxwell will critique a manuscript for you - up to 10,000 words (about 40 pages in manuscript format - we're talking typed, double-spaced, 10 pt font here, kids...no cheating! Cheating is mean, not evil, and we're EVIL here, not mean. There's a difference.). Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD
    A Cry For Help

    Problem with your manuscript? Just can't fill in that giant plot hole you dug? It's all right. Put down the shovel and go wait by the phone. Author Patty Blount will call and talk with you about it. Can be done any time. Probably not at 3AM, which is when these things tend to happen, but you never know! Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    Mind The Gap

    Science fiction & fantasy author Alex Hughes offers a critique of fifty (50) pages of your manuscript. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Hurt to Heal

    Writer and editor Alice M. of not very alice offers a full critique, up to 100k words, for YA, NA, and adult market only. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $120USD
    Like Clockwork

    Author Suzanne Lazear offers a proposal critique (query, synopsis + 3 chapters) for a YA or Steampunk manuscript. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $125USD
    Pitch(forks) Over Coffee

    Pop quiz, hot shot: You have twenty minutes to pitch your novel over coffee with Deirdre Knight of the Knight Agency at RWA this July. What do you do? What do you do... Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Restricted to RWA (Romance Writer's Conference) attendees in San Antonio, TX July 23-26, 2014

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $175USD
    Nefarious Plotting

    A one-on-one drink/coffee meeting with Holly Ingraham, Associate Editor at St. Martin's Press, at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans to discuss your book, the publishing industry, and, of course, puppies. The coffee/drink is on Holly. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Restricted to RT attendees in NOLA, May 13-18 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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    $200USD
    Pool of Red

    Dive right in...the water's fine! Or, maybe it isn't. Let author and literary agent Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency determine if you sink or swim with her twenty (20) page critique of your manuscript. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $300USD
    Dark Proposals

    Are you evil enough to endure? Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency will critique your proposal: 8 pages of a synopsis and the first fifty pages of the manuscript. If you survive, you'll come face to face with her at RWA Nationals for a half hour chat over coffee. And the tears of the weak. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. Restricted to RWA attendees in San Antonio, TX July 23-26, 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $350USD
    Malevolent Whispers

    Angie Fox will critique the first three chapters (up to thirty pages) of your unpublished MS, but WAIT, there is MORE--THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE. That's right, she'll call and discuss the critique with you. Also included is everything from the Aspiring Tyrant level. * MS must be delivered within 30 days from end of the fundraiser, crit/call will be completed within 30 days after that. US ONLY

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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