Auction #26 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit with Author Helaine Becker

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!

Helaine Becker is the author of more than 50 books for children, including the #1 Canadian National Bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree.

Helaine is offering a 45-minute Skype school visit, during which she will provide numerous teachable moments (how to come up with ideas, the importance of revision, choosing excellent vocabulary) as well as make kids laugh so hard they fall out of their seats. She will also read the ever-popular Ode to Underwear.

(Note from Joanne – I’ve heard the Ode to Underwear and trust me, you need to hear this)

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 24. 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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