The Winner of the Zoe’s Tale Auction for the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust


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.

16 Comments on “The Winner of the Zoe’s Tale Auction for the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust”

  1. It’s been too long since I’ve read a new Scalzi book. That, coupled with recipient of the money would’ve made me happy to drop 2k+ on Zoe’s Tale. If I had it..
    I need to start saving for the assumed bid on the Androids’s Dream sequel.

    Congratulations though Mr Thorsen.

  2. Vet doc wins book for charity auction for disabled vets!

    Congratulations to Dr. Thorsen.

    …and as a disabled American veteran thank you Mr. Scalzi.

  3. Oi! Scalzi! That’s a book on the cat, not bacon. Next time, make sure you’ve got your props sorted by the first two letters, not just the first one.

  4. Hey I need the tracking number so I can haxorz into the shipping service and have it rerouted.

  5. Thanks for bringing a smile to my gloomy Monday, John and Dr. Thorsen. I think it’s things such as this that makes this whole internet thing fun.

    Good work, you two.

  6. Dr. Thorsen and John,

    Major props to two classy guys. This shall go down in the Loaded with Awesome: Good News Department.


  7. Congratulations with a small sigh of envy to Dr. Thorsen! The money is going to do good.

  8. Woot! Good job Mr Scalzi and Dr Thorsen DVM. This helps get rid of the nasty after taste of some of the posts regarding shaming the poor.

  9. O Great Scalzi, the Executive Committee is thrilled to see that the Beauteous Ghlaghghee approves of the winner of this auction. The fact that it was a DVM is clear and convincing evidence of Her Power and Influence.

    Actually, the Executive Committee is just plain thrilled to see such a wonderful picture of Her Magnificence. What captivating eyes that hold us so deep in thrall, what a languid pose that demonstrates Her Total Control of the Universe. Outstanding.

    However, the Executive Committee is not thrilled with Previous, Obsolete Chang’s misstatement of Her Sex. Clearly, Chang who is Not Chang is a much better replacement.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  10. Jimmy Thorsen and I went to the same high school. He used to sit in the back of English class and pick boogers and roll them in little balls and flick them at Emilie Miller and Messiah Arrington. Ugh.

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