A press release from Lauren Zurchin:
My name is Lauren Zurchin, I’m a professional photographer and managing editor for fantasy and science fiction blog lytherus.com. I recently launched an ambitious project: photographing fourteen of the world’s most famous fantasy authors in custom hand-crafted costumes, and putting the photos together into a fantasy calendar for charity. The authors involved are Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Christopher Paolini, Gregory Maguire, Tad Williams, Patrick Rothfuss, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Lauren Kate, Lauren Oliver, Maggie Stiefvater, Gail Carriger, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.
This project is huge, and with the support of these authors I’ve taken to Kickstarter to raise the bare-minimum funds needed to make this project a reality. Every author involved in the project has offered limited edition exclusive items up for grabs — prizes that are only offered this one time and never again. Kickstarter contributors can find limited edition prints of their fantasy calendar photo (signed), wall posters (signed), “personalized packs” (containing prints, autographed calendar, and more — personalized and signed by the author), and calendars signed by all fourteen of the project’s participants. There are several high-end prizes up for grabs, including Skype chats with a few of the participating authors.
I would love if your blog would consider writing an article covering this project to help spread the word to fund an amazing project for these book-based charities! With the line-up of authors I have, and their direct involvement in promoting and creating the calendar, I think this is exciting news for fantasy readers. I’m also more than happy to give interviews or answer any questions about the project! Several of the authors involved would be more than happy to promote any article written on their social media accounts.
Thanks for your time and consideration!