St. Anne’s-Belfield School announced that John Grisham donated a chance to name one of his characters next in his next novel. The novel will be be published in early 2009. This opportunity was auctioned off on eBay on the 7th of April with a starting bid of $5,000. The final bid was $10,600!
The winner could be a character in the worldwide best-selling author John Grisham’s next novel! Celebrate a child, spouse, client, or friend by giving them a permanent place in literary history.
Mr. Grisham isn’t revealing any secrets! The character’s name will not necessarily be a major one, or a minor one, or a saint, or a sinner. The suspense will be agonizing but worth the wait! Will the auction winner become a villian? A hero? A star? You and millions of others will have to read to find out!
The auction’s highest bidder will receive the new book with the chosen name in print signed by the author himself! Submitted name subject to approval by the author, and the name must be submitted by July 31, 2008.
Also, a complete set of all 21 hardcover books written by the best-selling author was auctioned off. In addition to the books themselves, the winning bidder received the books signed by the author with personalization at their direction. Final bid for this item was $1,525!
All proceeds of this auction went to benefit the St. Anne’s-Belfield school in Charlottesville, Virginia.