Auction #20 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit, Signed Book and Singing Telegram from Author Hester Bass

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!

Hester Bass was an actress, singing telegram messenger, and game show contestant before becoming an author for children. Her book “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” (Candlewick Press, illustrated by E. B. Lewis) received the Orbis Pictus Award among other honors. Hester likes purple things, writing letters, and nice pens. Especially purple pens.

Hester Bass is offering a 30-minute author visit via Skype for your class, school, library, or to talk shop with an aspiring author, plus an autographed copy of “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” first edition/first printing signed by Hester as well as the illustrator, E. B. Lewis. Discover “the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of” and the secret to getting on a TV game show – plus the auction winner will receive a singing telegram! Date and time for Skype visit to be mutually agreed upon. Thank you for bidding!

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 23. 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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