Your chance to name a character in Julie Kramer’s next thriller

Update: High bid as of Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. is $500. Deadline for bidding: 10 p.m. tonight.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift — and a great way to support MinnPost?
 
Best-selling author Julie Kramer — of STALKING SUSAN and MISSING MARK fame — will name a character in her next thriller, SILENCING SAM, after you or someone special on your gift list. SILENCING SAM will be released June 22 by Atria.  
 
Email your bid to lkramer [at] minnpost [dot] com by 10 p.m. this Thursday Dec. 17. The highest bid will be chosen and the winner announced Friday morning. In the event of a tie, the bid received first will be the winner.
 
Minimum bid is $100. The current high bid will be announced several times a day.
 
Please note that your bid is a legal commitment to buy if you are the highest bidder.  
 
Kramer’s debut novel, STALKING SUSAN, won the Minnesota Book Award and Best First Mystery from Romantic Times. It was also nominated for Best First Novel in the Anthony, Barry, and Shamus Awards, as well as a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.
 
People Magazine raved about her second, MISSING MARK: “Smart dialogue and a fleet pace make this second outing in Kramer’s fledgling series a crowd pleaser.”
 
Kramer’s editor is Emily Bester, whose authors include Vince Flynn and Jodi Picoult.

Let the bidding begin.

Note: In case you’re wondering, Julie is not related to Joel or me. But she is part of the MinnPost family — she’s married to MinnPost journalist Joe Kimball.

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