Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day 2018!

Hi there – and welcome to the World Read Aloud Day author Skype volunteer list for 2017!

If you’re new to this blog, I’m Kate Messner, and I write books like these:

 The Seventh Wish

I also read lots of books, and reading aloud is one of my favorite things in the world. When I was a kid, I was the one forever waving my hand to volunteer to read to the class, and still, I’ll pretty much read to anyone who will listen.

For the past few years, I’ve helped out with LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day by pulling together a list of author volunteers who would like to spend part of the day Skyping with classrooms around the world to share the joy of reading aloud.

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY 2017 IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018

The authors listed below have  volunteered their time to read aloud to classrooms and libraries all over the world. These aren’t long, fancy presentations; a typical one might go like this:

  • 1-2 minutes: Author introduces himself or herself and talks a little about his or her books.
  • 3-5 minutes: Author reads aloud a short picture book, or a short excerpt from a chapter book/novel
  • 5-10  minutes: Author answers some questions from students about reading/writing
  • 1-2 minutes: Author book-talks a couple books he or she loves (but didn’t write!) as recommendations for the kids

If you’re a teacher or librarian and you’d like to have an author Skype with your classroom or library on World Read Aloud Day, here’s how to do it:

  • Check out the list of volunteering authors below and visit their websites to see which ones might be a good fit for your students.
  • Contact the author directly by using the email provided or clicking on the link to his or her website and finding the contact form. Please be sure to provide the following information in your request:
    • Your name and what grade(s) you work with
    • Your city and time zone (this is important for scheduling!)
    • Possible times to Skype on February 1st. Please note authors’ availability and time zones. Adjust accordingly if yours is different!
    • Your Skype username
    • A phone number where you can be reached on that day in case of technical issues
  • Please understand that authors are people, too, and have schedules and personal lives, just like you, so not all authors will be available at all times. It may take a few tries before you find someone whose books and schedule fit with yours. If I learn that someone’s schedule for the day is full, I’ll put a line through their name – that means the author’s schedule is full, and no more visits are available.  (Authors, please send an email to me know when you’re all booked up!)

World Read Aloud Day – Skyping Author Volunteers for February 1,2018

Authors are listed here (kind of randomly, actually…in the order they emailed me) along with publishers, available times, and the age groups for which they write.  (PB=picture books, MG=middle grades, YA=young adult, etc.)

Kate Messner
Bloomsbury/Candlewick/Chronicle/Scholastic
Elementary & Middle School
9am-11am EST
www.katemessner.com
http://www.katemessner.com/contact-me/

 

Tricia Springstubb

Candlewick Press; HarperCollins Balzer & Bray

Younger and older elementary grades

9am -4pm EST

www.triciaspringstubb.com

tricia.springstubb@gmail.com

 

Julie Segal Walters
Simon and Schuster
Elementary
9:30-11:30 & 1:00-2:30 ET
http://www.juliesegalwalters.com
julie.segal.walters@gmail.com

 

Anne Marie Pace

Disney-Hyperion, Beach Lane Books, Scholastic, Henry Holt

Elementary (especially primary)

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST

http://www.annemariepace.com

annemarie@annemariepace.com

 

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Laura Godwin/Henry Holt Children’s Books

Elementary

10-3pm CST

jodyjensenshaffer.com

jodyjensenshaffer@gmail.com

 

Jarrett Lerner
Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Elementary
7 am-10pm EST
http://www.jarrettlerner.com
Jarrett.Lerner@gmail.com

 

Monica Carnesi

Penguin Random House

Early Elementary

9 am – 4 pm EST

www.monicacarnesi.com

monicacarnesi@mac.com

 

Jodi Kendall

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Upper Elementary

8am-12noon EST

www.jodikendall.com/contact

 

Stacy McAnulty

Random House Books for Younger Readers and Henry Holt/Macmillan

Elementary School

9AM – 3PM EST

www.stacymcanulty.com

author.stacymcanulty@gmail.com

 

Nanci Turner Steveson
HarperCollins
Upper Elementary & Middle School
7:30am to 1:00pm Mountain Time
www.nanciturnersteveson.com
Auntiebook@gmail.com

 

Emma Otheguy

Lee & Low Books

Elementary

8am-4pm EST

www.emmaotheguy.com

emma.otheguy@gmail.com

 

Erin Teagan

American Girl/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary & Middle School

8-5pm EST

www.erinteagan.com

teaganek@hotmail.com

 

Mary Sullivan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elementary
10 am- 3pm CST
http://marysullivan.com/
mary@marysullivan.com

 

Madelyn Rosenberg
Scholastic/Albert Whitman/Holiday House
Elementary/Middle School
8:30 am- 2pm EST
http://madelynrosenberg.com
madelynruth@yahoo.com

 

Susan B. Katz

Scholastic/Random House/Barefoot

Lower Elementary

10-2 PST

www.susankatzbooks.com

Susan@connectingauthors.org

 

Lori Richmond
Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and more
Elementary
9:30 am – 2:00 pm EST
http://www.loridraws.com/
lori@loridraws.com

 

Deborah Freedman

Viking, Atheneum

Elementary

9 am — 4 pm EST

Please use this form: http://www.deborahfreedman.net/wrad

 

Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones, Bubbles – FSG/Macmillan

Upper Elementary/Middle School

9 – 3 CST

www.AbbyCooperAuthor.com

AbbyRCooper@gmail.com

 

Caroline Starr Rose

Penguin Random House; Albert Whitman

elementary and middle school

10-2 MST

www.carolinestarrrose.com

carolinestarr@yahoo.com

 

Rebecca Rupp

Candlewick Press

Elementary/Middle

8 AM – 2 PM EST

rebeccarupp@gmail.com

 

Marianne Malone

Random House (and Yearling)

Middle Grade

9am-3pm Pacific Standard Time

www.mariannemalone.com

mariannemalonebooks@gmail.com

 

Mike Mullin

Tanglewood Press

High School

12-6 pm EST

mikemullinauthor.com

mike@mikemullinauthor.com

 

Camille Andros
Clarion/HMHKids
Elementary
8 am- 2pm EST
https://www.camilleandros.com

camdros@gmail.com

 

Dianne White

Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster

Younger Elementary

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST

http://www.diannewrites.com

dianne@diannewrites.com

 

Beth McMullen

Simon & Schuster

Middle Grade

9:00-3:00 PST

Beth@BethMcMullenBooks.com

www.bethmcmullenbooks.com

 

Caela Carter

Harper

Middle School or Upper Elementary

All day Eastern Standard Time

www.caelacarter.com

caela.carter@gmail.com

 

Dana Alison Levy

Delacorte Press/Random House

Upper Elementary/Middle School

8:30 am -3:00 pm EST

www.danaalisonlevy.com

dana@danaalisonlevy.com

 

Jennifer Swanson
National Geographic Kids 
2nd- 8th grade 
9:30 am- 1pm EST
http://jenniferswansonbooks.com/
Jennifer@JenniferSwansonBooks.com 

 

Carole Estby Dagg

Nancy Paulsen/Penguin Young Readers

Elementary

8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pacific Time

Home – Carole Estby Dagg

carole_dagg@yahoo.com

 

Donna Earnhardt

Flashlight Press

Elementary

8am – 3pm EST

https://wordwranglernc.wordpress.com/

Donnawearnhardt@gmail.com

 

Larissa Theule

Lerner, Abrams, and Bloomsbury

Elementary

9 am – 2 pm PST

ltheule@gmail.com

 

Kara LaReau

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Candlewick Press, and Abrams Kids

Elementary

9am to 2:30 pm EST

https://karalareau.com

https://karalareau.com/contact-info/

 

Carmella Van Vleet

Holiday House / Charlesbridge / Nomad Press

Elementary

9:00 am -2:30 pm EST

www.carmellavanvleet.com

carmellavanvleet@yahoo.com

 

Keely Hutton
Farrar, Straus, Giroux – Macmillan
Middle-High School
8 am- 2pm EST
www.keelyhutton.com

khutton1@rochester.rr.com

 

Jessica Petersen

The Innovation Press

Elementary

10 am – 2 pm PST

https://jessica-petersen.com/

jessica@jessica-petersen.com

 

Karen Romano Young
National Geographic Kids/Chronicle

8 am- 3pm EST

http://www.karenromanoyoung.com

wrenyoung@gmail.com

 

Sarah Sullivan

Candlewick Press

Elementary

8 am – 5 pm EST

www.sarahsullivanbooks.com

sarah@sarahsullivanbooks.com

 

Kerri Kokias

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9am-2pm PST

https://www.kerrikokias.com

mail@kerrikokias.com

 

Loree Griffin Burns

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Holt, Lerner

Elementary, Middle

9am to 3:40pm EST

http://loreeburns.com/www.loreeburns.com

loreegriffinburns@yahoo.com

 

Gaia Cornwall

Candlewick Press
PreK-Elementary
9:30pm- 2:30pm EST
GaiaCornwall.com

g.cornwall@gmail.com

 

Jenna Grodzicki
Clear Fork Publishing
Elementary
9am- 3pm EST

www.jennagrodzicki.com

jennagrodz@live.com

 

Katey Howes

Ripple Grove Press, Sterling Children’s Books

Elementary

9am-2:30pm EST

www.kateyhowes.com

howes_kathryn@yahoo.com

 

Nancy Castaldo

Houghton Mifflin/Random House

Elementary/Middle School

9 am- 2 pm EST

nancycastaldo.com

nancycastaldo@nancycastaldo.com

 

Megan Wagner Lloyd

Knopf Books for Young Readers
Elementary
10 am- 2pm EST
http://meganwagnerlloyd.com
meg@meganwagnerlloyd.com

 

Jennifer Brown

Little, Brow/Katherine Tegen/Bloomsbury

Middle School or High School

9AM – 2PM CST

www.JenniferBrownAuthor.com

JenniferBrownYA@gmail.com

 

Christina Soontornvat

Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky Kids

Elementary

9am-2pm CT

www.soontornvat.com

csoontornvat@gmail.com

 

Maria Gianferrari

HMH; Roaring Brook Press; Aladdin; Boyds Mills Press; Putnam; Little Bee

Elementary

10:15-10:45 AM EST; 1:15-4:30 PM

http://mariagianferrari.com/

http://mariagianferrari.com/contact

 

Denis Markell

Delacorte Press
Middle
8 am- 3:30pm EST
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/534331.Denis_Markell
dmarkell@aol.com

 

Lisa Rose

Kar-Ben Publishing

Elementary

12-3:30 pm EST

www.LisaRoseWrites.com

LisaRoseWrites@gmail.com

 

Robin Yardi

Arbordale Publishing & Carolrhoda

Elementary

6 AM – 2 PM Pacific Standard Time

https://robinyardi.com/2017/10/17/world-read-aloud-day-2018/

robin@blueeggbooks.com

 

Jennifer Thermes
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Elementary
10am- 2pm EST
http://jenniferthermes.com
jennifer@jenniferthermes.com

 

Elana K. Arnold

Harper Collins/Walden Pond Press

Elementary

8am-2pm PST

www.elanakarnold@gmail.com

elanakarnold@gmail.com

 

Debbi Michiko Florence

Farrar Straus Giroux

Elementary (gr 1- 3)

10 am – 1 pm EST

http://debbimichikoflorence.com/

jasminetoguchibooks@gmail.com

 

Kelly Jensen

Algonquin Young Readers

Middle/High School

9 am – noon central time

kellybjensen.com

kellybjensen@gmail.com

 

Kerry O’Malley Cerra
Sky Pony Press
Upper elementary & middle school
8:30 am- 3 pm EST
http://kerryomalleycerra.com
kerryocerra@gmail.com

 

Laurie Wallmark

Sterling Children’s Books and Creston Books

Elementary

8am- – 8pm EST

www.lauriewallmark.com

laurie@lauriewallmark.com

 

Anica Mrose Rissi

Simon & Schuster BFYR / Disney-Hyperion

Younger Elementary: Grades K-4

10am to 6pm EST

anicarissi.com

anicamroserissi@gmail.com

 

Bree Barton

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins*

High School

8 am- 5pm PST

www.breebarton.com

breebarton@gmail.com

 

A.M. Rose

Entangled Teen

Middle or High School

9am – 3:30pm CST

www.amroseauthor.com

annmrose@yahoo.com

 

Allison Singer

DK Publishing

Elementary

9am-5pm EST

https://www.amazon.com/Allison-Singer/e/B01FV1V4EI/

allison.singer@dk.com

 

Peter McCleery
HarperCollins Children Books
Elementary
12pm- 4pm EST
http://www.petermccleery.com/
peter.mccleery@gmail.com

 

Jody Feldman

HarperCollins/Greenwillow

Grades 3-7

8:00am – 4:00pm CST

http://jodyfeldman.com

jody@jodyfeldman.com

 

Miriam Busch

Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

Elementary

10 am- 2pm CST

http://miriambuschauthor.com

http://miriambuschauthor.com/connect/

 

Rita Antoinette Borg

Horizon publishers/ Bloomsbury UK

Elementary

Rome time

http://ritaborg.us

rita@ritaborg.us

 

Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Penguin Random House 
Elementary
8 am- 2pm EST
https://www.jenniferhansenrolli.com/

jenhansen@earthlink.net

 

Margaret Dilloway

Disney-Hyperion

Elementary/Middle School

7:30 am- 2 pm PST

www.margaretdilloway.com

margaretdilloway@gmail.com

 

Kayla Cagan
Chronicle Books
High School
10am PST – 6pm PST
http://kaylacagan.com
hello@kaylacagan.com

 

Sarah Aronson

Scholastic Press
Elementary

8 am- 5pm Central
http://saraharonson.com
sarah.n.aronson@gmail.com

 

Jaime Questell
Entangled Teen
High School
8 am- 3pm CST

jaimequestell.com

Jquestellauthor@gmail.com

 

Sarah Brannen

Albert A. Whitman, Charlesbridge, Scholastic, etc.

Elementary

10 am – 3 pm EST

http://sarahbrannen.com

ssbrannen@verizon.net

 

Diane Magras

Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin Young Readers

Middle

11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST

https://www.dianemagras.com/

diane@dianemagras.com

 

Carter Higgins
Chronicle Books
Elementary
8:30 am- 10:30 am PST
www.designofthepicturebook.com
carterhiggins@gmail.com

 

Janet Sumner Johnson

Capstone Young Readers

Elementary

9 am- 2pm MST

http://janetsumnerjohnson.com

rjljohnson.janet@gmail.com

 

Beth Ain

Random House and Scholastic

Elementary

9 am- 2 pm EST

https://www.bethain.com/

Bethain@gmail.com

 

Sarah Albee

Random House/National Geographic Kids

Elementary/Middle School

9 am- 2pm EST

www.sarahalbeebooks.com

sarahalbee@taftschool.org

 

Steve Swinburne

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

8 am – 2 pm EST

http://steveswinburne.com

stephen.swinburne@gmail.com

 

Julia Lynn Rubin

Diversion Books

High School

11 AM – 2PM EST

http://julialynnrubin.com

writejulia@gmail.com

 

Mike Grosso

Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Upper Elementary, Middle School

8:00am-3:00pm CST

http://mikegrossoauthor.com
me@mikegrossoauthor.com

 

Rebecca Behrens
Simon & Schuster
Elementary, Middle
10 am – 3 pm EST
http://www.rebeccabehrens.com
http://rebeccabehrens.com/contact/

 

M. Romero

Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House

4th and 5th grade, Middle School

8 AM – 2 PM EST

http://rmomero.com

contact@rmromero.com

 

Brenda Rufener

HarperTeen of HarperCollins Publishers

High School

8 AM – 2 PM EST

https://www.brendarufener.com/

brenda.rufener@gmail.com

 

Laura Murray

GP Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9 am-2pm EST

www.LauraMurrayBooks.com

LauraMurrayBooks@gmail.com

 

Ronni Arno
Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Late Elementary/Early Middle
9am- 2pm EST
www.ronniarno.com
ronniarno@gmail.com

 

Brian Lies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

9 AM – 2 PM EST

www.brianlies.com

blies@earthlink.net

 

Rebecca Caprara

Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group

Elementary & Middle School

9am-1pm EST

www.rebeccacaprara.com

rebecca.caprara@gmail.com

 

Michelle Cusolito

Charlesbridge

Elementary

9 am to 4pm EASTERN Time (With breaks for lunch etc).

http://www.michellecusolito.com/

Michelle@michellecusolito.com

 

Deborah Heiligman
Macmillan Childrens Books/ Two Lions/ National Geographic
Elementary, Middle School, High school
9 am to 3:00 p.m. EST
http://deborahheiligman.com/contact/

Deborah@DeborahHeiligman.com

 

Nancy Bo Flood

Charlesbridge and Highlights/BoydsMill Press- Wordsong

elementary  & middle school

www.nancyboflood.com

wflood@hotmail.com

 

Mara Rockliff

Candlewick Press

Elementary

9 am – 4 pm EST

mararockliff.com

mararockliff.com/img/email.bmp

 

Augusta Scattergood

Scholastic Press

Elementary and Middle School (Gr. 3-7)

9 AM-4 PM
http://www.augustascattergood.com/
gsgood2@gmail.com

 

Elly Swartz

Farrar Straus and Giroux – Finding Perfect

Scholastic – Smart Cookie

Upper elementary and middle school

10:30am-3pm EST

http://ellyswartz.com/

ellyswartz@outlook.com

 

Linsey Davis

Zondervan

Elementary

9am-3pm EST

www.linseytdavis.com

Linsey.davis@abc.com

 

Melissa Stoller

Clear Fork Publishing

Elementary

9 am-2 pm EST

www.MelissaStoller.com

MLStoller@aol.com

 

Carol Gordon Ekster

Clavis Books

Elementary (K-2)

Available 1:00 p.m.-3:00 EST

www.carolgordonekster.com

cekster@aol.com

 

Brooks Benjamin

Random House

Upper elementary or middle school

8 am – 5 pm (EST)

www.BrooksBenjamin.com

cbrooks.benjamin@gmail.com

 

Jenn Bishop

Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Gr. 3-7 (Elementary & Middle)

Available 10-4 pm EDT

jennbishop.com

jenn@jennbishop.com

 

 

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Lerner/HarperCollins

Elementary School

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST

http://www.trishaspeedshaskan.com

trishaspeedshaskan@gmail.com

 

Deborah Schaumberg

HarperTeen

High School

8 am – 2 pm EST

www.deborahschaumberg.com
email@deborahschaumberg.com

 

Hannah Dias

Eifrig Publishing

Elementary

8am- 2pm CST

www.hannahcarmonadias.com

authorhcd@gmail.com

 

Lisa Gammon Olson
Eifrig Publishing
Elementary
9 am- 2pm CST
http://lwww.lisagammonolson.com
lisagammonolson@gmail.com

 

Lauren Magaziner

Penguin Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9 am – 6 pm EST

http://laurenmagaziner.com/

lauren@laurenmagaziner.com

 

Elaine Vickers
HarperChildrens
Elementary
9:30-10:30 am, 2-3 pm EST
http://elainevickers.com
elainebvickers@hotmail.com

 

Annie Silvestro

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Sterling Children’s Books

Elementary

9am – 2pm EST

www.anniesilvestro.com

anniesilvestro@gmail.com

 

Robin Newman 

Creston Books

Elementary 

10 am – 1 pm EST

www.robinnewmanbooks.com 

rnewman504@nyc.rr.com

 

Hayley Barrett
Candlewick/Holiday House/S&S
Elementary

8 am-12pm EST
hayleybarrettwrites@gmail.com

 

Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

HMH, Scholastic Press

Elementary (K-2)

9 am-11:30 am, EST

andriawarmflashrosenbaum.com

http://www.andriawarmflashrosenbaum.com/contact.htm

 

Lynn Plourde

Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin

Upper Elementary-Gr. 4-6

8 am – 3 pm EST

http://www.lynnplourde.com

lynn@lynnplourde.com

 

Marcie Colleen

HarperCollins/Macmillan

Elementary

10 – 4pm PCT

www.thisismarciecolleen.com

marciecolleen@gmail.com

 

Shannon Hitchcock

Scholastic

Grade Level 3-7

Hours: 11:00–3:00 EST

http://www.shannonhitchcock.com

http://www.shannonhitchcock.com/contact.html

 

Kathleen Burkinshaw

Sky Pony Press

Middle and High school

10am – 3:00pm EST

www.kathleenburkinshaw.com

klburkinshaw@gmail.com

 

Constance Lombardo

HarperCollins

Upper Elementary

10am – 3pm  EST

http://constancelombardo.com

conlombardo@hotmail.com

 

Jennifer Wolf Kam

Charlesbridge Publishing

Middle School/High School

8 AM- 3:00 PM, EST

http://www.jenniferwolfkam.com

jrwkam@aol.com

 

Erin Soderberg Downing
Random House, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, Bloomsbury
Elementary/Middle School
10 am- 3pm CST
http://www.erinsoderberg.com
http://www.erindowning.com

erin@erinsoderberg.com

 

Patricia McMahon

Simon and Schuster/Boyds Mills Press/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

9-4 CST

patriciamcmahonbooks.com

patricia@patriciamcmahonbooks.com

 

Casey Lyall
Sterling Children’s Books
Elementary/Middle School
9 am- 4pm EST
https://www.caseylyall.com/

casey@caseylyall.com

 

Nisha Sharma

Crown Books for Young Readers

High School

8am-11am EST

www.nisha-sharma.com

contact@nisha-sharma.com

 

Leah Henderson
Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Elementary and Middle School
9:30 am – 2 pm EST
leahhendersonbooks.com
reachme@leahhendersonbooks.com

 

Monica Tesler

Simon & Schuster

Elementary, Middle

9 am – 3 pm EST

monicatesler.com

monicatesler@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Petruck

ABRAMS/Amulet

Middle

8 am – 10p ET

http://www.rebeccapetruck.com

rebecca_petruck@yahoo.com

 

Donna Gephart
Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Upper Elementary & Middle School
8:30 am- 3:30pm EST
http://donnagephart.com
donnagephart@bellsouth.net

 

Miranda Paul

Knopf Children’s (Penguin Random House), Lerner, Macmillan Children’s
Elementary

9 am-1pm Central (+Willing to schedule early morn/late night for schools overseas)

www.mirandapaul.com
Mirandapaulbooks@gmail.com

 

Lita Judge
Dial/Roaring Brook/Atheneum
Elementary
12 – 3pm EST
http://litajudge.net

info@litajudge.com

 

Meg Fleming

Simon & Schuster and little bee books

Elementary 

9:00am- 2:00 PST

www.megfleming.net

meg@megfleming.net

 

Linda Vigen Phillips

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Middle and up

8 am – 2 pm EST

http://www.lindavigenphillips.com

linda.phillips4866@gmail.com

 

Chana Stiefel

Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)

Early Childhood & Elementary

8:30-10:30 AM EST

http://chanastiefel.com/

stiefelchana@gmail.com

 

Gina Perry
little bee books
Younger Elementary
9am-2pm EST
http://www.ginaperry.com
ginacarey@comcast.net

 

Lezlie Evans
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Albert Whitman, Disney-Hyperion
Younger Elementary K-3
9:00-5:00 pm EST
LezlieEvans.com
Lezlieevans@gmail.com

Sue Fliess

little bee books, Albert Whitman, Henry Holt

Elementary

9 am – 3 pm EST

www.suefliess.com

sue.fliess@gmail.com or http://www.suefliess.com/contact

 

Judy Dodge Cummings

Nomad Press

Grades 5-7

11-3 Central Time

http://judydodgecummings.com/

judydodgecummings@gmail.com

 

Hillary Homzie
MIX/Aladdin/Simon & Schuster; Swirl/Sky Pony Press
Elementary
8 am- 11:30 am PST
www.hillaryhomzie.com
hillary@hillaryhomzie.com

 

Susan Tan

Roaring Brook Press

Elementary

8am-4pm EST

www.susantanbooks.com

susanshaumingtan@gmail.com

 

Andrea Wang

Albert Whitman & Co.

Elementary, Grades K-3

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Mountain Time

http://andreaywang.com

andrea@andreaywang.com or contact page at http://andreaywang.com/contact/

 

Bridget Hodder

Macmillan/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Grades 4 – 8

1:00 – 5:00 EST

www.BridgetHodder.com

http://www.bridgethodder.com/contact-bridget-hodder/

 

Laura Shovan
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House
Elementary & Middle (3-8)
9-5 pm EST
www.laurashovan.com
laurashovan@gmail.com

 

E. Conran

Gosling Press, Goosebottom Books

Elementary (4-6)

8am-3pm PST

http://aeconran.com

aeconran@gmail.com

 

Shari Green

Pajama Press

upper elementary

9am – 12noon PST

http://www.sharigreen.com

sharigreenbooks@gmail.com

 

Jill Diamond
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Elementary
9:30 am – 2:30 pm PST
https://www.jilldiamondbooks.com/
jilldiamond78@gmail.com

 

Karina Yan Glaser

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Elementary and Middle

10am – 2pm EST

www.karinaglaser.com

http://www.karinaglaser.com/contact/

 

Dana Middleton

Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan

Elementary

9am-3pm PST

http://www.danamiddletonbooks.com/

dana@danamiddletonbooks.com

 

S.A. Larsen

Leap Books, LLC & Ellysian Press

Upper Elementary, Middle Grade, & High School)

9am – 2pm EST

https://www.salarsenbooks.com/

sheri@salarsenbooks.com

 

Sarah Cannon
Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan
Middle
9 am- 3pm EST
http://sarahcannonbooks.com
hellosarahcannon@gmail.com

 

Wendy BooydeGraaff

Ripple Grove Press

Elementary

10 am – 3pm EST

wendybooydegraaff.com

http://www.wendybooydegraaff.com/contact-form/

 

Shelly Becker

Sterling Publishing

Elementary

10am-3pm EST

http://shellybeckerbooks.com

Shellybecker@gmail.com

 

Darcey Rosenblatt

Henry Holt/MacMillian

Middle Grade

7am – 2pm PST

https://www.darceyr.com

darceyr@comcast.net

 

Cynthia Reeg

Jolly Fish Press/ North Star Editions

Elementary

10-2 EST

https://www.cynthiareeg.com

cynthiareeg@ymail.com

 

Matthew Swanson

Macmillan Children’s

Elementary

9:00am – 3:00pm EST

www.robbiandmatthew.com

matthew@robbiandmatthew.com

 

Jodi McKay

Albert Whitman & Co

Elementary

9:00-2:00 est

www.jodimckaybooks.com

Jodi@jodimckaybooks.com

 

Tricia Clasen

Sky Pony Press

Elementary (4-6th grade)

10-4 Central

http://www.triciaclasen.com

triciaclasen@gmail.com

 

Lee Gjertsen Malone

Aladdin/Simon & Schuster

4th through 8th grades

9am – 4pm EST

leegjertsenmalone.com

leegjertsenmalone@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Donnelly
Capstone Young Readers
Middle Grade
9-10 am, noon-3pm EST

Anna Raff

Candlewick Press
Elementary
9 am – 2 pm EST

Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Litte Somit, Simon & Schuster
Elementary
9am-2pm eastern
Dianne Salerni
HMH/HarperCollins
Upper Elementary and Middle School
11 am – 5 pm EST
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
HarperCollins, Scholastic, Seagrass Press
Elementary, Middle
9am – 2pm EST

http://olugbemisolabooks.com

Debbie Reed Fischer
Delacorte Press/ Penguin Random House
upper elementary/ middle school
8:30 am – 2:00 pm EST

Lilliam Rivera

Simon & Schuster for Young Readers
Middle School/High School
9am-3pm PST
Stel Pavlou
HarperCollins
Upper Elementary & Middle
10am- 3pm EST
Http://danielcoldstar.com
Mail@danielcoldstar.com
Tara Lazar
S&S/Aladdin, Disney*Hyperion, Random House, Sterling
Elementary
Available all day; in Eastern Time Zone
tarakidlit@gmail.com

Nancy Churnin
Albert Whitman & Company; Creston Books
Elementary
9 – 11 am CST
http://www.nancychurnin.com/
nancychurnin@mac.com

Elissa Brent Weissman
Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Elementary
9am-2pm EST

Christina Farley
Skyscape
Middle/High
8 am- 12pm EST
http://www.christinafarley.com

Farley.ChristinaL@gmail.com

 

Katey Howes
Ripple Grove Press, Sterling Children’s Books, Carolrhoda
Younger Elementary
9am-3pm EST, 7:30-9pm EST
www.kateyhowes.com
Howes_kathryn@yahoo.com

Anika Denise
Abrams, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House
Elementary
9am-2pm EST
Rob Vlock
S&S/Aladdin
Upper Elementary & Middle
11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
Andrea J Loney
Albert Whitman & Company and Lee & Low Books
All Elementary
6 am – 3 pm PST
Veronica Bartles
Harper Collins Balzer & Bray
Elementary
8 am- 4pm EST
http://vbartles.com
vbartleswrites@vbartles.com
Jennifer Fosberry
Sourcebooks

Amanda Hosch
Capstone Young Readers/Stone Arch Books
Elementary
8 am to 2 pm PT
Tracy Marchini
Creative Editions
PreK – Lower Elementary
10 am- 5pm EST
http://www.tracymarchini.com

Please use the contact form at: http://tracymarchini.com/contact-faqs/
Michelle Meadows
Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Henry Holt
Elementary
10 am – 3 pm EST
Karen Leggett Abouraya
Dial Books for Young Readers + Star Walk Kids Media
Older Elementary/Middle School
Available 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Eastern time
handsaroundthelibrary.com
leggett@comcast.net

Jackie Azúa Kramer

North South Books

Elementary

9am-2pm EST

https://www.jackieazuakramer.com

Jkramer422@gmail.com

 

Carmela LaVigna Coyle 
Muddy Boots Books 
Elementary 
8 am- 2pm MST
www.carmelacoyle.com
carmelacoyle@gmail.com 
Caron Levis
FSG/Macmillan; Atheneum/S&S; HMH
Elementary
12-4   EST
Jane Kohuth
Penguin Random House (Random House Books for Young Readers, Dial)
Elementary
12 pm – 4:30 pm EST
I’ll be updating this list once a week or so until WRAD, so if you check back, you may find that the options will change. Schedules will fill, so some folks will no longer be available, but there will also be new people added.

Authors & Illustrators: If your schedule is full & you need to be crossed off the list, please email to let me know. If you’d like to be added to the list, directions are here. Please note that this particular list is limited to traditionally published authors/illustrators, only to limit its size and scope. I’m one person with limited time. However, if someone else would like to compile and share a list of self-published, magazine, and ebook author/illustrator volunteers, I think that would be absolutely great, and I’ll happily link to it here. Just let me know!

Happy reading, everyone!

“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”              ~from the LitWorld website

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Getting ready for World Read Aloud Day 2/1/18 – A Call for Author Skype Volunteers!

LitWorld’s magical World Read Aloud Day is February 1, 2018 – and one of the fun traditions of this day of sharing stories is for authors around the world to Skype into classrooms & libraries for short read-alouds. For the past few years, I’ve helped out by compiling a list of author volunteers so that teachers & librarians can connect with them to schedule Skype sessions on that day.

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Teachers & librarians: Please hold tight for right now… the list will be coming soon!

Authors & Illustrators: Are you a traditionally published* author or illustrator who would like to be listed as a WRAD Skype volunteer? Please read the information & follow the directions below…

WRAD SKYPE VISITS AREN’T LONG OR FANCY PRESENTATIONS. USUALLY, THEY LAST 10-15 MINUTES AND GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

  • 1-2 minutes: Author gives a quick introduction & talks a little about their books.
  • 3-5 minutes: Author reads aloud a short picture book, or a short excerpt from a chapter book/novel
  • 5-10 minutes: Author answers some questions from students about reading/writing
  • 1-2 minutes: Author book-talks a couple books they love (but didn’t write!) as recommendations for the kids

Interested in volunteering? If you’re a traditionally published* author or illustrator, here’s how to sign up:

  1. Send an email to worldreadaloudskype@gmail.com. (Please do not try to send your info in a comment, Twitter DM, or any other way. It won’t be included unless it’s sent via this WRADSkype email address.)
  2. In the subject line, write WRAD Skype volunteer.
  3. In the body of the email, please share your name, publisher, grade level for which your books are most appropriate (Elementary, Middle, or High School), hours you’ll be available and your time zone, your website, and your email or contact page on your website.

 

Here’s a sample, showing what the body of your email should look like. Please use this exact format so your entry can be copied & pasted into the list.

Laurel Snyder
Random House Books for Young Readers
Elementary
8 am- 2pm EST
http://laurelsnyder.com
laurel’semail@gmail.com

Thanks for using this exact format. It saves so much time. Once I have all of your information in this format, I’ll add you to the list, which will be shared in November.

IMPORTANT: Whenever your schedule for WRAD is full, please send another email to worldreadaloudkskype@gmail.com to let me know that. As soon as I can, I’ll cross your name off the list so you don’t keep getting requests.

*This list is limited to traditionally published authors/illustrators to limit its size and scope because I’m one person with limited time. However, if someone else would like to compile and share a list of self-published and ebook author/illustrator volunteers, I think that would be absolutely great, and I’ll happily link to it here. Just let me know! 

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Two New Novels for the New School Year: The Exact Location of Home and Breakout!

I have two books to talk about today – one that will feel very familiar to my readers & one that’s different from anything I’ve ever written!

First… today is book release day for THE EXACT LOCATION OF HOME!  It’s about geocaching, absent parents, great blue herons, homelessness, and friendship. It’s also a companion novel to my 2009 debut THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z. This book has been a long time coming. I wrote a draft of it before Gianna Z. even came out, but at that time, Bloomsbury wanted me to wait a while on another book set in the same world. By the time GIANNA Z. won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award in 2010, I’d moved on to other projects, and it was just last year that my editor let me know that she wanted to revisit that Zig book. I revised a bunch more to get it ready for today’s hardcover publication. In some ways, this book feels like a collaboration between the writer I was nine years ago and the writer I am today, so I was thrilled when it earned two starred reviews. SLJ called it “A gentle but truthful look at poverty and homelessness for fans of realistic middle grade novels, such as Gary Schmidt’s Okay for Now and Messner’s The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., in which Zig is a secondary character,” and Kirkus sums it up with: “Middle school worries and social issues skillfully woven into a moving, hopeful, STEM-related tale.” (I didn’t link to the SLJ review because it’s loaded with spoilers. You can google it if you don’t mind having all your surprises ruined. 🙂 

My other book news this week is a cover reveal for a project that’s totally different from anything I’ve written before. BREAKOUT is a novel-in-documents, told entirely through letters, text messages, press clippings, petitions, photographs, comics, and other bits of everyday life that soon-to-be 8th grader Nora Tucker collects for her community’s time capsule project. The project is supposed to share a slice of life in fictional Wolf Creek, a sleepy mountain town in the Adirondacks, but the day after it’s assigned, two convicted killers escape from the maximum security prison where Nora’s father is superintendent. Nora’s collected documents share many points of view on what happens during the two-week manhunt that changes the way Nora sees some of her neighbors and the place she’s always called home. BREAKOUT is a fictional story, but it was inspired by the Clinton Correctional Facility prison break two summers ago, which led to a three-week manhunt in the woods and mountains near my home in Northern NY.

BREAKOUT isn’t out until June 5th, but the one and only John Schu is hosting a cover reveal along with an interview on his blog this Thursday, so be sure to stop by if you’d like to see how the cover came to be and hear more of the story behind the story for this book!

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New Books for Hurricane Harvey Schools & Libraries: Details for schools/libraries and authors/publishers

Hundreds of Texas classrooms and libraries lost books in Hurricane Harvey and related flooding, and some have started reaching out to ask for help to make sure kids have books when they return to school. Please note that the best way to help is by donating money, either to individual libraries or to the Texas Library Association Disaster Relief fund, which will be assisting for many weeks to come. Many authors, illustrators, & publishing professionals have also asked about donating new books to some of those schools & libraries. This New Books for Hurricane Harvey Schools & Libraries project aims to connect schools in need with those who have new books to donate.

If you are a teacher, librarian, or principal whose school or library lost books, you can fill out this form to request new book donations. 

If you are an author, illustrator, or publishing professional and you’d like to donate a box of new books, here’s information on how to do that.

(Photo above is by Danelle Anderson via fb: Kingwood Library losses) 

I’ve been collecting requests from teachers, librarians, and principals and now have a list of dozens of Texas schools that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and are ready (or almost ready) to receive new book donations. They have all specifically requested this sort of donation. If you are an author, illustrator, or publishing professional who would like to help, please email me (kate messner books at gmail) or DM me on Facebook or Twitter (@katemessner), to request access to the spreadsheet. This link may NOT be shared publicly because it includes many educators’ personal contact information. Please do not post it anywhere.

The spreadsheet has a list of teachers, schools, and needs, along with addresses for sending new books and dates when books can be accepted. I’d like to keep track of what’s been sent to whom so we can make sure everyone gets books. To “adopt” a classroom or library in need, you’ll go to column J on the spreadsheet in the row for the school/library you’d like to adopt. Enter your name, where you’re from if you work at a publisher, and what you are sending. Examples of this: “Kate Messner – 15 of my books” or “Paige Turner from Bloomsbury – 1 case of mixed titles.”

Please note that this effort is for new book donations. While some impacted classrooms might welcome gently used book donations, people who have experienced this sort of catastrophic flooding in the past say that can lead to a flood of unusable materials which then create another job for people who are already overwhelmed. If you were thinking of organizing a used book drive, one idea is to have a used book sale at your school instead and donate the proceeds to the Texas Library Association Disaster Relief Effort. https://squareup.com/store/txla

 

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KidLit Cares: Full picture book, MG, or graphic novel manuscript critique with editor Shana Corey

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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!

Editor Shana Corey is offering one editorial letter/critique on an unpublished picture book, middle grade novel or graphic novel manuscript.
Shana Corey is an executive editor at Random House Children’s Books, where she edits award-winning middle grade novels and graphic novels. When not editing, she writes picture books about change-makers, including Here Come the Girl Scouts!The Secret Subway, and A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech.
Opening bid: $100

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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KidLit Cares: Partial manuscript critique & phone call with editor Andrew Karre

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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!

Editor Andrew Karre will read up to 40 pages of your YA or MG novel, followed by a phone call critique/discussion of the piece.
Andrew Karre is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers. Over the course of his career in children’s literature, he’s had the privilege of editing books by A.S. King, E. K. Johnston, Maggie Stiefvater, Ashley Hope Pérez, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, and many other acclaimed authors. He works from his home in St. Paul, MN. @andrewkarre

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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KidLit Cares: Original drawing & signed books from author-illustrator Dan Santat

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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!

Dan Santat has donated one original ink sketch of a character for an upcoming book and  9 signed books which includes Dan’s newest book, AFTER THE FALL which ships Oct 3
Dan Santat is a NY Times Best Selling author of titles such as, Are We There Yet? and the recipient of the 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. He is also the creator of the Disney animated series, The Replacements.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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KidLit Cares: Full MG or YA manuscript critique & phone call with agent Sara Crowe

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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!

Sara Crowe is a senior agent at Pippin Properties. She began her career at The Wylie Agency, and worked in foreign rights for 8 years. For the last decade she has been at Harvey Klinger, Inc. building a list of children’s and adult fiction including many New York Times Bestselling and award winning authors and titles. She loves finding new talent to champion, and nurturing and developing careers.
Sara will critique a full MG or YA manuscript of up to 75k words or less, with a 15 minute phone call to discuss your manuscript and her notes.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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KidLit Cares: SCBWI one-year membership & national conference tuition

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is offering a year’s membership to SCBWI and tuition for one national conference to the winner of this auction!  (Tuition only – does not include travel expenses.)

The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. As a unified body, the SCBWI acts as a powerful force to effect important changes within the field of children’s literature, promoting new copyright legislation, equitable treatment of authors and artists and fair contract terms. There are currently more than 22,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regional chapters writing and illustrating in all genres for young readers, making it the largest children’s writing organization in the world.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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KidLit Cares: Skype visit with author Jenni Holm

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators 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 Jenni Holm is offering a 30-minute Skype visit with a classroom, library, or book club!
Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her new novel is THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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