KidLit Cares: In-person author visit with Eric Luper (Capitol Region of NYS)

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!

Eric Luper is offering a full-day, in-person school visit that includes up to three 45-60 minute presentations for grades K through 6. For schools within a 50-mile radius of Albany, NY, travel and accommodations are included. For more information on Eric Luper and his author visits, go to www.ericluper.com.  Eric is the author of over 25 books for young readers. In addition to his two hit series, KEY HUNTERS and THE CHOCOLATE LAB, Luper writes books for movies and television shows such as Teen Titans Go, The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo, Pokemon, and Star Wars. He travels all over the country sharing his insights about writing, revising, and the importance of reading.

Opening bid: $100

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm 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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9 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Just to make sure my efforts are not in vain, I am starting things off with a $100 bid for myself! If no one outbids me I will donate the visit to a local school in need.

    • Posted September 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

      125 – i’m in western new york (Lockport) but I would LOVE for you to come here!!!!

  2. Patti McGovern
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    $150
    I teach at Alpine School in Sparta, NJ. Your sister-in-law Melissa was my college roommate and shared this link. I’d love to have you visit us!! Thank you for your generosity!

    • Patti McGovern
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

      ps – you can contact me through Facebook or my email!

  3. Whitney Nowlin
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 8, 2017 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      It looks like you’re the big winner. If I’m not mistaken, your school is in Arkansas? I’ve never been to Arkansas before, so this is going to be exciting!!!

      • Whitney Nowlin
        Posted September 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

        I’m so excited! I know one set of triplets that is going to be over the top excited!! Not to mention over 500 others!!

  4. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Whitney Nowlin!

    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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