I have a couple of friends in need of help, so I'm helping them sell their stuff. It's pretty cool stuff, too. The first auction is for my friend Rodney (you can find his name in the back of The Blackness Between, in the acknowledgements.) We are auctioning his Cingular 8525 Pocket PC, which he doesn't need after getting laid off. Rodney has (and I am NOT making this up) ten adopted children from around the world, and is in that rough patch between jobs where every dollar helps. The second is for Tub of Happiness guest-artist Karen. She, too, was recently laid off, and is auctioning the piece she did for the book. Please have a look at both of these eBay items, and bid if you're interested. Rodney and Karen have each helped me out, and I want to be able to do something for them in return.