Our good friend from the Inheritance Cycle Book Club Podcast and Lytherus managing editor Lauren Zurchin is at it again! She’s photographing twelve best-selling fantasy authors in custom costumes she’s creating, and putting together an all-new photography fantasy calendar for charity. Last year Christopher Paolini was a part of the first calendar, and it turned out amazing (read about the shoot here).
This project is ambitious, and since it won’t come cheap to travel the country to shoot these twelve photos (not to mention making custom costumes and props for each and every photo). Lauren has taken to Kickstarter to raise the funds to make her idea a reality. Every author involved in the project has limited edition exclusive items up for grabs, prizes that are only offered here. You can score limited edition prints of the calendar photos, signed bookplates, and even personalized packs with lots of goodies made out to you.
The authors involved are:
- Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Series)
- Jim Butcher (The Harry Dresden Files, The Codex Alera)
- Melissa de la Cruz (The Blue Bloods series, Witches of East End)
- Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, The WondLa series)
- Kami Garcia (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Legion Series)
- Lev Grossman (The Magicians series)
- Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Rain Wild Chronicles)
- Tahereh Mafi (The Shatter Me Series)
- Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Keys to the Kingdom Series)
- Ransom Riggs (The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series)
- Margaret Stohl (The Beautiful Creatures novels, The Icons Series)
- Scott Westerfeld (The Leviathan Trilogy, The Uglies Series)
As you can see, it’s quite the lineup of authors, and ALL of them are offering rewards. You can even score a calendar signed by ALL TWELVE of the authors!
Once the calendar is made, proceeds from the sale of the calendars are going to two different charities (which is why, if you’re wondering, you can’t buy just a plain calendar on the Kickstarter). Head on over to Lauren’s blog, where she explains it all in more detail.
So, help Lauren and these authors make this project a reality by supporting her Kickstarter – and snag some awesome personalized and autographed loot in the process!
View all of the items and support a great cause over on Kickstarter.com!
(You can still snag the first Beyond Words calendar featuring Christopher for only $10!)