WORLDBUILDERS INC – SWFA 2022 Silent Auction
Auction Ends: May 16, 2022 03:00 PM EDT


Tuckerization by Alaya Dawn Johnson

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Estimated Value
$200 USD
$245 USD to bf6b7a381

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to WORLDBUILDERS INC (tax ID 900618018) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
25  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Alaya Dawn Johnson will do a tuckerization for the winning bidder (see details below for more on tuckerization). The novel Johnson would do the tuckerization in is the forthcoming YA novel, THE LIBRARY OF BROKEN WORLDS.

Johnson was born in Washington, DC in 1982, the first of three children. In 2007 she published her first novel, Racing the Dark, with the Chicago-based small press Agate Books. She then sold a pair of urban fantasy novels set in roaring twenties New York City to a major house and dedicated herself full-time to writing.

A turning point in her career came with the publication of her debut YA novel, The Summer Prince, which was long listed for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Her most recent YA, Love Is the Drug, brought her deep speculative imagination and social commentary to the world of modern Washington, DC. The first was nominated for and the second won the prestigious Nebula (Andre Norton) Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, awarded by SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America). In the past decade, her award-winning short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, Feral Youth, Three Sides of a Heart and Zombies vs. Unicorns.

Item Special Note

A tuckerization is when an author inserts someone's real name into their story or book as a minor character. For the SFWA Auction, tuckerizations can consist of any person's name but not a business name. In addition, the winning bidder can not request the insertion of offensive or libelous names or words.