Saturday, December 10, 2011

Press Release: Book Auction a Novel Way to Raise Funds for Education


Book Auction a Novel Way to Raise Funds for Education

Silicon Valley, California - December 10, 2011 - To raise money for his local school, bestselling author Steve DeWinter auctioned off the naming rights for the title character in his upcoming science fiction re-imagining of The Wizard of OZ.

"At a time when educational funding is being drastically cut," says Steve, "I wanted to do something to help raise much needed funds for my community’s school."

Parents fought a small but fierce bidding war at the Kathryn Hughes Elementary Winter Festival on December 9, 2011 to immortalize their child’s name as the one true name of The Wizard of OZ.

"I enjoyed meeting the parents of the winning bid. They seemed more excited than I was that they could bid on the name for The Wizard in my upcoming book. It felt good to use my personal set of skills to raise money for education."

Steve DeWinter is an American born bestselling adventure/thriller author whose evil twin writes science fiction under the pseudonym S. D. Stuart. Despite having an opinion on just about everything, he runs screaming from any Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate. The Wizard of OZ, scheduled for release in 2012, will be available in trade paperback and major e-book formats.

Steve DeWinter