My ever-loving UK publisher, Gollancz, are having a bit of an ebay auction in support of Samaritans, a charity that'll probably be extra busy over the CHristmas period. So if you want to contribute, buy books in advance, get professional critiques from the genius minds who put me in print… ahem, well, there's loads of good stuff there so go check the page out – I especially love the fact that in the list of random authors I get a mention before Stephen Donaldson. Not that he even knows who I am or gives a damn, but when you work from home all the time even a minor and likely-unintentional boost is always welcome! ;0)
I especially like the "lunch with the team" item which seems to be fairly confident in the free-food-grabbing nature of their authors… how well they know us!