KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique & Signed Books from Julie Berry

Auction #2: Manuscript Critique & Signed Books from Julie Berry

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!

Julie Berry,author of The Amaranth Enchantment and Secondhand Charm (Bloomsbury) and the Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series (Grosset & Dunlap) has donated a 20-page manuscript critique for your MG or YA novel, as well as a signed copy of Secondhand Charm (hardcover), and a signed set of all 4 Splurch Academy books!  One lucky bidder takes all.

Opening Bid: $30

Auction Ends: Wednesday, November 7, 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!

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  1. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    This is so generous and kind of you guys! $40 from @ElaineBVickers

  2. Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    This auction is such a great idea, Kate! I’ll bid $50. @AlisonPStevens

  3. Elisa Robinson
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bid $60

  4. Rondi Olson
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    $75.00 @rondiolson

  5. Poppy Wrote
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink


  6. Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    $105 @LauraMoewriter

  7. Posted November 5, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink
    • Judi Calhoun
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Bid is canceled

  8. Judi Calhoun
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Oops! My bid was for $110.00
    Sorry for the mistake!

  9. Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    120! @ElaineBVickers

  10. judi Calhoun
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Judi Calhoun

  11. Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink


  12. Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:01 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.

    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.


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