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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