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!
Author/illustrator Katie Davis has published nine books for children and one for adults. She’s all about kidlit: from her podcasts Brain Burps About Books and Brain Burps About Books: Marketing, a blog and newsletter to her monthly appearances on Good Morning Connecticut, recommending great kid’s books. Her book trailers have been finalists in both the Moby and SLJ Trailee awards and her trailer for Little Chicken’s Big Day just won a Trailee and now she’s teaching people how to make videos! Katie presents at schools and conferences internationally, has taught children’s writing in a maximum security prison and is on the advisory board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity.
For the winner of this auction, Katie is offering a one hour Skype visit including a full presentation on the process and creation of Katie’s latest picture book, Little Chicken’s Big Day! As well as a set of signed and personalized books, including the bestsellers Who Hops? and Kindergarten Rocks!, plus Who Hoots?, I Hate To Go To Bed!, The Curse of Addy McMahon, Party Animals, and Scared Stiff.
Opening Bid: $50
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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