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.

By John Scalzi

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

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.

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.

Woohoo!!! Nice work!!!

Arglebargle does not look thrilled about who won it. Maybe he’s concerned he’ll get fixed twice!

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

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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