More than $90,000 raised in online literary character auction

The Associated Press Reports 19 lucky bidders raised $90,000 by paying for the right to name a character – or a place or thing – in works by noted authors including John Grisham and Stephen King.

All the money went to the First Amendment Project, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization devoted to protecting freedom of information, expression and petition. It’s the group’s single-largest fund-raising event.