James R. Thorsen, D.V.M., who bid $2,051.01 for the bound manuscript, which I am even now signing to him and sending on its way later today. The entire sum of his bid has also been donated to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust no more than five minutes ago; I was going to deduct Paypal and eBay charges, but then I thought, screw it, I can handle those. I’ll post confirmation of the donation when it arrives.
I want to thank James Thorsen for his winning bid, and I certainly hope he enjoys the novel; he paid enough for it. And I would like to thank everyone who made a bid for the novel. It’s really kind of humbling to have people willing to pay two grand for a book. Now, to be clear, I think that fact that the money went to the Charitable Service Trust meant it got a higher bid than it would have if the money was just going into my pocket. Even so.