KidLit Cares: Full manuscript critique & phone call with author Rob Vlock

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 Rob Vlock has donated a full manuscript critique with a 30-minute phone consultation. Rob writes fun, funny, fast-paced kids’ books that are perfect for reluctant readers. When he’s not writing, you can usually find him somewhere in the greater Boston area trying to make his trumpet sound like something other than a dying goose. It’s a work in progress. His first kids’ book, SVEN CARTER AND THE TRASHMOUTH EFFECT (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster) comes out October 3, 2017. And look for Sven and his friends to return for book #2 in Fall 2018. And, if you’re really a glutton for punishment, you can find some of Rob’s inane ramblings at www.robvlock.com.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8pm 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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30 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    $50. Thank you for your donation!

  2. Marydell Forbes
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    $60 Thanks for being an author who cares!

  3. Hillary Vaillancourt
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    $75. Thank you for donating! @hdvaillancourt

  4. Marydell Forbes
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    $85 Thanks again!

  5. Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Everyone.
    Thanks for the bids! Just a reminder to leave contact information (twitter handle, email, etc.) with your bid so you can be notified if you win.

    I look forward to working with the winner!
    Good luck!

    Rob Vlock

  6. Adam Veile
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    $100
    aveile at hotmail.com

  7. Hillary Vaillancourt
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    $110 @hdvaillancourt

  8. Adam Veile
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    $120
    aveile at hotmail.com

  9. Marydell Forbes
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
  10. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    $150
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

  11. Meredith
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    $160
    Thanks so much!

    Meredith Glickman
    meriglick@gmail.com

  12. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    $175
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

  13. Cassi
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm | Permalink
  14. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    $215
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

  15. Meredith
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    $225

    Meredith Glickman
    meriglick@gmail.com

  16. Cassi McCreight
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink
  17. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    $240
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

  18. Meredith
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    $245
    Meredith Glickman
    meriglick@gmail.com

  19. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    $255
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

  20. Marydell Forbes
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      There’s already a bid at this level

  21. Marydell Forbes
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    $260

  22. Cassi McCreight
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  23. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    $265
    m3 at minimonstermedia period com

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      There’s already a bid above this.

  24. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    m3 at minimonstermedia period com
    280

  25. J Chase
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    sorry – slow internet

  26. Cassi McCreight
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  27. Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 8pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 7:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Cassi McCreight! ($275)

    At this time, you should make a donation in the amount of your high bid to either the Red Cross or Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Here are the two links:

    Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

    All donations should be made within 24 hours of the auction’s close. After you have made your donation, you will receive an email from that organization with your official receipt. To have your donation recorded, you must forward this email to the following address: kidlitcaresdonations@gmail.com. Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted. In the subject line or body of your email, please let us know which auction you won – that makes the paperwork easier. Thanks!

    After you’ve forwarded your email, your donation will be recorded, and within a day or two, you’ll receive an email from me connecting you with the donor of your item so that you can share necessary information and work out the details. (Donors, please sit tight until you get that email from me!) Thanks for your patience – we’re processing all the paperwork from 200+ auctions in three days, so we’ll do our best to be quick, but it won’t be immediate. And thanks so much for supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts!

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