Terry Brooks is auctioning off the opportunity for the winner to appear in a future novel. The proceeds go to benefit the World Association for Children and Parents child assistance charity. The auction is the WACAP’s 4th Annual Children’s Hope Auction.
A link to the Terry Brook’s character auction is here. As of today, the leading bid is $175. Here’s the blurb from that page:
Item Description: Would you like to be immortal? For more than 30 years, Terry Brooks has been a highly influential force in fantasy fiction. His first book, The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977 and made publishing history, becoming the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list, where it remained for over five months. His Shannara, Landover and Word & Void books have made him one of the top picks of fantasy readers worldwide. His works have been compared to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now you can be a character in one of his books. With over 50 books currently in print, you can be assured that any book he writes will be read by thousands and become a part of book collections in home and libraries around the world. In addition, you will receive an autographed copy of the finished book on publication.
Special Instructions: The author, of course, retains the right to decide if you will be a hero, a villain, a human, a monster or something even stranger. The more you bid, the better your chances of being cast in a favorable role and being given a larger part in the story.