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, 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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