Calling on Evil: 2014 Edition
GATHER ROUND, EVILDOERS. THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
For the month of April, the ELEW come together to help one of our own.
Looking for editing services? Changes to pitch to agents? Drinks with writers?
Looking for signed books? Chances to name characters? A Warden cloak?
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.
One of Indiegogo's rules is only twenty active perks at one time, and after a huge outpouring of support, we decided to split everything into two campaigns: one geared toward writers, the other for readers. You can donate to either or both. You'll find ARCs and signed books, bargain priced critiques and edits, pitch sessions with agents, query help, chances to name characters, and tons of other goodies.
Please check back throughout the month as when the perks there go, we'll be adding more. Frequent updates will be added to our Twitter feed.
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?
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.