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Our supply of DANCE WITH DRAGONS is sold out, but there are still copies of the CAPTAIN OF GUARDS chapbook available for a $10 donation to the wolves.


I've always been fond of wolves... direwolves in Westeros, and real wolves in the real world.

Wolves have faced a tough road for the last century or so. US wolf populations hit critical lows during the twentieth century, and finding a way for humans to co-exist with this majestic creatures is an important part of the conservation movement. Here in my home state of New Mexico, we have the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/index.php) doing important work in protecting the animals and in educating their two legged neighbors on how to get along. It's work I strongly support, with both my words and my checkbook.

I invite you to join me over the next week. In conjunction with Wild Spirit, I'm sponsoring a charity drive to raise funds for the shelter. For the next week, we'll be offering a pair of items from my personal library to people making donations. You can find the books being offered and the donation amounts here: http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/georgemartin_bookfund.php

For a donation of $100 to the Wild Spirit Sanctuary, I will send you a first edition hardcover of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, autographed... autographed and personally inscribed (upon request). For the most part I have been forced to stop doing personal inscriptions at my bookstore signings, con appearances, and the like... the crowds have simply gotten too large... so this is a rare chance for those who'd like to have a book personalizations. But the offer is limited to forty (40) copies, first come, first served. So if you want one, click on the link and make that donation NOW.

Dance with Dragons

For those who can't afford a hundred bucks, or arrive at the party too late after the forty copies are gone, we have another offering -- a special promotional chapbook featuring the "Captain of the Guards" chapter from A FEAST FOR CROWS. This was prepared by Bantam as a promotional item for the BEA (Book Expo America) and was given away to attendees at that event, but copies were never sold in any bookstore, so it's a pretty cool collectible for the fans who have everything, and a $10 donation to the sanctuary will snag you a copy. I will be glad to sign these items as well -- but, alas, only a straight signature, no personalization or inscription.

Captain of the Guards

So $10 will get you a signed CAPTAIN OF THE GUARDS, and $100 will get you a signed and inscribed DANCE WITH DRAGONS. But don't do it for the books. Do it because the world would be a much worse place without this face in it.

Ally the happy wolf

THIS DRIVE WILL END ON SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT. So if you would like to make a donation and give some wolves a hand, act now. Do it for House Stark. If we raise enough money, maybe I'll let some Starks live a little longer...


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Jun. 25th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Save the wolves!
For House Stark! Thank you, Mr. Martin, this charity is a great cause!
Jun. 25th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
>> If we raise enough money, maybe I'll let some Starks live a little longer...

This is extortion
Jun. 25th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
For House Stark! May they live a little longer! XD
Joe Romel
Jun. 25th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Couldn't afford the $100, but definitely could spare $10 for a great cause and a great gift!

(Please let the Starks live a little longer!)
Jun. 25th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
For Winterfell!
I just ordered one of each. Thank you for contributing to a great cause Mr. Martin. My girlfriend and I cannot wait to receive our personalized "Dance with Dragons."

Have a great day and please keep those Starks alive for a little longer!

Winter is Coming
Jun. 25th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
This is a noble cause. I thank you for make it popular. And I will definitely participate not for the attractive award you offer. Material gain is incommensurable with the true good this incentive could do!
Johnny A. Miller
Jun. 25th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
You are a Master Manipulator!
I have made the $100 dollar donation!

I think every $100 dollar donation should also earn us a random sentence from what you've written in WINDS OF WINTER too!

I know, I know...
Jun. 25th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: You are a Master Manipulator!
So Say We All!!!!
Jun. 25th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I've got 2 coming my way. THANK YOU for bribing us to do the right thing anyway.
Katie Lewis
Jun. 25th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Being a poor college kid, is there anyway that I could get books signed for a gift without paying $100? It's a great cause and it is great that you are making it more well know.
Jun. 25th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Great idea!
Sounds great George. I just donated.
Jun. 26th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Glad I saw this in time!!
Made a donation for both items, plus the money goes to a very worthy cause, win win!! I put a shorter version of the line below in my inscription section but if you could inscribe the full line I would greatly appreciate it, if not it's cool. I thought it was fitting.

"When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives."
Jun. 26th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
House Stark Lives On!
The books are sold out but I was able to nab the AFFC chapter, and love helping out the wolves. Wish I had been able to buy the book. Would love a Dunk and Egg story too. Please don't kill off any more Starks!!!
Jun. 26th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
And donated. Happy to help. I used to donate to a gray wolf conservation center way back when. It's time I started up again. :)
Jun. 26th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
Jun. 26th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
So when did New Mexico start being your "home state"?
Jun. 26th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
In 1980.
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