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Auction #52 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Book App from Author Marsha Diane Arnold

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Called a “born storyteller” by the media, award-winning author Marsha Diane Arnold has had 11 picture books published by Dial, Random House and Abrams. She visits thousands of students each year through in-person school visits and Skype. Visit her at http://www.marshadianearnold.com.

This auction contains a 30-minute Skype chat with your library or classroom plus her brand new PRANCING DANCING LILY book app to be launched in November. Date & time will be mutually agreed upon by the winner and Marsha after the auction ends.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #51 – KidLit Cares: Signed Books from Author John Green

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

John Green is the author of several books, including Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars. His web site is http://www.johngreenbooks.com

This auction contains signed copies of all of John’s novels: Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson (signed only by John), and The Fault in Our Stars.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #46 – KidLit Cares: 50 Page Manuscript Critique from Author Stephanie Greene

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Stephanie Greene is the author of early chapter books, chapter books and middle grade novels. Her books have won an ALA Honor, Gryphon Honor, Best Book of the Year from SLJ, Bank Street College, and been one the Children’s Pick list in many states. She is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children’ & Young Adults.

The winner of this auction will receive a critique and line edit on up to 50 pages of a chapter book or middle grade novel, including a cover letter that will cover narrative arc, conflict, characterization and dialogue.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #45 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Books from Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is a writing teacher, children’s poet, and blogger at The Poem Farm. Amy’s poems appear in many anthologies, and she is the author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2012) and READING TIME (WordSong, date TBA).

The winner of this auction will receive, in spring, 2 signed copies of FOREST HAS A SONG (release March 2013), a 20 minute Skype visit (Q & A or writing lesson) to a classroom, and a classroom feature of children’s poems at The Poem Farm.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #44 – KidLit Cares: Full Manuscript Critique from Author/Editor/Teacher Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Bev Katz Rosenbaum, a popular freelance editor, is a former in-house editor at Harlequin Books and McGraw-Hill Ryerson. She is also a published author herself, of the Harlequin ‘Flipside’ novel Wanted: An Interesting Life, and the Berkley/Penguin young adult novel I Was a Teenage Popsicle, both currently available in all digital formats. Rosenbaum has also written a number of essays on various popular culture phenomena for Smart Pop Books. She created and teaches a children’s writing course at Centennial College in Toronto, where she lives with her husband and two children, and is hard at work on some new adult and teen romantic comedies. (Stay tuned!)

The winner of this auction will receive a full manuscript critique.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #43 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and 10 Signed Books from Author Katherine Applegate

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Katherine Applegate is the author of the bestselling series, ANIMORPHS, the award-winning novel, HOME OF THE BRAVE, the early chapter series, ROSCOE RILEY RULES, and, most recently, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

The winner of this auction will receive a 30-minute Skype visit with Katherine, along with 10 signed copies of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #42 – KidLit Cares: Publishing Contract Review and Consultation with Author/Attorney Susan Spann (California Resident Only)

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Susan Spann is a practicing California attorney with over ten years’ experience in intellectual property, publishing and contract law. Her publishing clients include book and magazine publishers, independent and agented authors (both traditionally and self-published), and developers of e-books and digital apps. Susan is also a writer, her Claws of the Cat, the first book in Susan’s Shiobi mystery series featuring ninja detective Hiro Hattori, debuts in July 2013 from St.Martin’s / Minotaur.

The winner of this auction will receive publishing contract review and consultation (up to 2 hours*) with Susan Spann, transactional publishing attorney. Winner will have up to 24 months to claim the review and consultation, and may elect a 1-hour consultation about general contract terms and issues instead of the contract review option (at the winner’s option). Winner will need to e-mail the contract to Susan Spann for review. Comments and consultation can take place by telephone and/or email, at the winner’s preference. Due to potential licensing issues, only California residents may bid on or win this auction.

 (*This is the standard time for review and comment on a publishing contract, so this auction is for a full, standard-length publishing contract review and commentary, not an abbreviated or truncated service.) The winner will also be able to ask follow-up questions by telephone or email. Contract review and comment includes (1) publishing attorney Susan Spann’s review of your standard-length publishing contract, (b) comments and proposed revisions to the contract language, if appropriate, (3) the opportunity to ask questions and have difficult or confusing terms explained, and (4) if appropriate, preparation of a response to the publisher requesting modifications or revisions to the contract language. Approximate retail value: $800-1,000

Opening Bid: $50 Please confirm in your bid that you are a California resident.

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #39 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Books from Author Louise Borden

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Louise Borden is the author of 27 picture books, including some biographies and nonfiction titles. Louise lives in Cincinnati, OH and also the D.C. Metro area. She has spoken in over 600 schools across the country. Interviews of Louise have appeared in the NYT, USA Today, and The Writer Magazine. She has been interviewed on the BBC, NPR , and appeared in a segment on Dunkirk on the Weather Channel. Her website is www.louiseborden.com, and Louise is on Twitter: @LouiseBorden.

The winner of this auction will receive a Skype visit or two 45 minute in-person presentations (within Ohio or in the DC Metro area) and signed copies of The Journey That Saved Curious George, His Name was Raoul Wallenberg, Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps, America Is…, The Little Ships, and Sleds on Boston Common.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #38 – KidLit Cares: A Set of 5 Signed Books from Author Leslie Bulion

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Leslie Bulion writes funny science poetry and middle grade novels for readers ages 6-100. Her newest novel, THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR, a zany middle grade adventure released August 2012. Leslie’s poetry collection AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE: ODD OCEAN CRITTER POEMS is a Bank Street College Best Book, was on the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2011 summer reading list, and was a 2011 Parents’ Choice Award winner. Visit lesliebulion.com for information on Leslie’s workshops and virtual visits.

This auction consists of a set of five signed books: two funny science poetry books for readers 7-12, HEY THERE, STINK BUG! and AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE , in which each poem is about a different critter, and each is a different form of poetry. These books include science and poetry glossaries. Leslie will also include signed copies of her three children’s novels, UNCHARTED WATERS, THE TROUBLE WITH RULES, and her brand-new THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #37 – KidLit Cares: Critiques and SWAG from The YA Highway

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

The YA Highway consists of writers from different corners of the globe, united by their affinity for travel, costume parties, and writing and reading young adult fiction.

This auction has several components:

  • 1 full YA manuscript critique (by 1 YA Highway-er)
  • 1 query critique (by 2 YA Highway-ers);
  • 1 synopsis critique (by 2 YA Highway-ers);
  • Plus signed copies of INSURGENT by Veronica Roth, LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard, A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE and SHUT OUT by Kody Keplinger; plus upcoming books (ARCs, if available, or else pre-orders): STARGLASS by Phoebe North, FATES by Lee Bross, CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn; plus writing goodies: notebooks, pens, handmade book bottle.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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