KidLit Cares: 20-minute Phone Chat with Agent Erin Murphy

Auction #5: 20-minute phone chat with Agent Erin Murphy

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. 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!

Agent Erin Murphy of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency is offering a 20-minute phone call about writing & publishing to the high bidder for this auction. The winner will have the opportunity to make a pitch  discuss the market potential of specific projects, or ask general questions about writing and publishing.

Opening Bid: $20

Auction Ends: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10pm EST. (Any bids submitted in comments 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 bidding!

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21 Comments

  1. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I bid $30.

    (Thanks, Kate, for organizing this. And thanks to the authors, editors, and agents for donating their time and expertise.)

  2. Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    $40… and yes, thank you!

  3. Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    $100

  4. Kris Linton
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    $110

  5. Kristi Grimm
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I can bid $120.

  6. Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bite for $150.

  7. Becky
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    My bid is $200.00

  8. catharine wing
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    My bid is $220.00

  9. Posted November 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    $250

  10. Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant idea! My bid is $300.

  11. Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    $320

    • Megan
      Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      Hm…the time noted for my bid reads an hour later than it actually is. Maybe this glitch is due to Daylight Savings Time? (Right now it’s 6:38 p.m. California time — so 9:38 p.m. EST.)

      • Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

        You are fine – I see that it’s before 10. Thanks!

        • Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

          WordPress apparently isn’t impressed with the whole Daylight Savings switch.

  12. Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    I’ll do 350 if it’s still open.

  13. Megan
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    $370

  14. Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    This auction is now closed. If you are the high bidder, please use this link to make a donation in the amount of your high bid to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

    https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

    After you have made your donation, please email me at the following address: k m e s s n e r at kate messner dot com (all lower case, no spaces) with your Red Cross receipt attached. I’ll provide you with the information you’ll need to get in touch with the donor of your item and carry out the terms of the auction.

    Thank you – again – for your support in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Your generosity will be a huge help to the Red Cross as the serve the people hurting the most in the storm’s path.

    ~Kate

    • Megan
      Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much, Kate, for putting together this auction! I will send you an email with the receipt soon.

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