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2014 Charity Fantasy Author Calendar Now Available

Way back in January I talked about a Kickstarter campaign by photographer Lauren Zurchin for a calendar featuring fantasy authors in costumes. Well, the kickstarter was successful, the calendar has been finished, and it’s now available for you to preorder, with an expected shipping date in the second week of November. Here is my photo:


This photoshoot was a blast to do—you can see some behind-the-scenes photos here. Looking at the other photos in the calendar, Lauren put something together that’s really top-notch.

The other authors included are: Holly Black, Gail Carriger, Cassandra Clare, Tessa Gratton, Lauren Kate, Gregory Maguire, Brandon Mull, Lauren Oliver, Christopher Paolini, Patrick Rothfuss, Maggie Stiefvater, Tad Williams, and Brenna Yovanoff. Each month features a photograph of a different author (or authors, in one case) dressed in custom costumes made by Lauren and placed in unique locations with one-of-a-kind props. The overall effect is sometimes dark, sometimes ethereal, sometimes whimsical, and completely fantasy.

Proceeds will go to two charities: First Book and Worldbuilders. Curious to find out more about the calendar and the causes? Watch this video to learn about the project in the authors’ own words.

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