Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Peter S. Beagle's donations.

Peter S. Beagle is one of my favorite authors. I read The Last Unicorn about once a year, and every time it just breaks my heart. It's the sort of story that I know I'll never be able to write.

Peter and his friends at Conlan Press have donated some cool stuff to the fundraiser.

Check it out:

This 72 page chapbook contains three new stories by Peter S. Beagle, inspired by the singular artwork of Lisa Snellings. According to Neil Gaiman, "Lisa's sculptures are frozen stories."

The Green Man Review gives us a bit of background and praises Peter's work: "All three stories were begun by Mr. Beagle in the space of a single hour, while sitting on the steps of his late parents' house, as his business manager held a stopwatch to his head. It's a genesis as unique as the stories themselves, with the sly humor, humanity, and awe of beauty that are characteristic of Mr. Beagle's writing. "

  • A 6X8 photo of Pat and Peter. Signed by Peter and soon to be signed by Pat.

Here's a picture of Peter and me both wearing our Serious Writer Expressions.

Undoubtedly, one of the major perks of being a published writer is getting to meet people I've admired for a long time. Earlier this year, I got to meet Peter and talk with him a bit. Terri at Conlan Press managed to perform a miracle and take a picture of me that actually looks halfway decent. Believe me, this is a true a rarity.

  • A full set of Last Unicorn prints by Rebekah M. Cox. Signed by the artist.

We'll be giving each of these out as separate prizes. So you have twelve chances to win.

I really can't say enough about these prints. Words fail me. When I saw them for the first time down at DragonCon, I was stunned. Absolutely stunned. They're gorgeous.

About Moon Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle says, "This is, for me, the most stunningly lovely vision in Rebekah's portfolio. It is at once the picture I always held to, laboring endlessly over the book; and yet it is something more, as well - something that I don't think I could have articulated in words then, and never may. All I know to say now is, yes, that's what I had in mind, yes, though I never expected I would ever see it outside the boundaries of my own imagination."

If you want to browse them more closely, and hear what Peter has to say about them, you should really take a look OVER HERE. If you'd like to buy your own copies, or any of Peter's other works, you can do that HERE.

Want to know how to win these and other fabulous prizes while making the world a better place? Check OVER HERE for the blog that describes it all.

Later all,


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Blogger Bin Bin said...

I've donated twice via your page and it only registers the 10 dollars that I needed to sign up. My other donations have gone to the General Team Donation. Is anyone else having problems with this? Am I doing it wrong? I'm clicking on the appropriate link...

December 2, 2008 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm... I believe I recognize The Last Unicorn from somewhere... I believe it was being read in a corner...

December 2, 2008 9:55 PM  
Blogger marky said...

Morning. I totally know what you’re talking about Pat. I never thought I would have felt sorry for a spider until I read The Last Unicorn. An absolute belter of a book.
These are all prizes worthy of a king.

December 3, 2008 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats up with your tour schedule?
Can I demand that you come to Linz or Vienna?
i´m confused cuz first it was Linz, then Vienna, now its Linz again. Whats the deal?
I´m asking cause i work in the biggest bookstore in Vienna. So if you are coming...chances are you´ll end up in my store.

December 3, 2008 7:43 AM  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

Ooh, I wouldn't mind winning that! You remind me that it's been way too long since I've read The Last Unicorn. Long enough that it will be almost new!

December 3, 2008 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Hey Pat - I think all this work you've been doing for Heifer International is great. It's brought a lot of attention (not to mention much needed money) to the cause.

But - are there any updates on The Book?

December 3, 2008 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Kanna said...

I think all great fantasy writers love the Last Unicorn. It's like a requirement.

December 3, 2008 10:05 PM  
OpenID Erin said...

Hey Pat! I am going to donate on my birthday, Dec 11th the LAST day... I do a birthday gift for myself every year and this will be this years gift to me. Thanks for not only being a great writer but an inspiring PERSON as well.


December 5, 2008 11:50 AM  

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