Soon it will be time to buy a new calendar for 2014. Earlier in the year, photographer Lauren Zurchin ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a fantasy author-themed calendar project called “Beyond Words: A Year of Daydreams.”
The calendar is now complete and features photos of fourteen authors dressed up as fantasy characters. Each calendar costs $20; the proceeds generated from the sale of these calendars will be donated to First Book and Worldbuilders.
The participating authors include Lauren Oliver as a trapped spirit, Gregory Maguire as a steampunk automaton, Cassandra Clare as Autumn, and Christopher Paolini as Death. Here’s more about Paolini’s photo shoot:
“When I was thinking up ideas for the calendar, Christopher was one of the only authors I had a specific idea for. Everyone knows him as this boy wonder, writing Eragon at 15, New York Times bestseller at 19. Well guess what? He’s 30 next month. He hasn’t been a boy for quite a while. I wanted to photograph him as he is now, as a confident adult, not as how everyone still imagines him. Something dark. Something sexy. Something not having to do with dragons.”