KidLit Cares: In-Person School Visit with Alex Flinn (South/Central Florida)

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!

Alex Flinn will donate an in-person school visit and five signed books of the bidder’s choice to a school or library in Central or South Florida (Monroe to Pasco County on the west, Miami-Dade to Seminole/Orange County on the East). School visit will include three 50-minute sessions on a single day or one evening session with two daytime sessions the next day. Transportation is included within this geographical area. If schools in North Florida or outside of Florida wish to bid, they may do so provided that they are in the Eastern or Central time zones and pay the author’s transportation and hotel expenses. Author visit subject to scheduling availability, must be scheduled at least one month in advance and take place in 2017 or 2018. Value is approximately $1,500.
Alex Flinn is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly and eleven other novels, including Breathing Underwater, a popular school read about dating violence. Her novels have received awards, been translated into over 20 languages, and Beastly has been made into a major motion picture. Her latest novel, Beheld, is a continuation of the story of Kendra, the witch from Beastly and retells several fairy tales.
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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4 Comments

  1. Lee Corey
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    $150

  2. Sue Bartle
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    $100
    @smbartle

    Will be finding a school library to donate this too after Hurricane Irma they will need this

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

      There’s been a higher bid on this

  3. Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Lee Corey! ($150)

    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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