KidLit Cares: Personalized Book Box from Author Kerri Maniscalco

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!

#1 NYT bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco has donated a personalized “book box” filled with items curated by herself. Included is a signed collection of her books (STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and the forthcoming HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA), magnetic bookmarks of her characters, candles, bookish tea, a tea infusing ball, character cards, and a signed map from her second novel.

Kerri grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Tuesday, September 5, 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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17 Comments

  1. Natalie Oliver
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    $55

  2. Patty Weaver
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    $60!!

  3. Posted August 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Ericka – $65

  4. Sophie
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    $70

    And my email is: Sophie.berry101@hotmail.co.uk

  5. Patty Weaver
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    $75

  6. Sophie
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    $80

  7. Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    85

  8. Brandee Crisp
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    $100

  9. Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    $125.00

  10. Brandee Crisp
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    $130

  11. Halli Gomez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    $150

  12. Paulette
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    $160

  13. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    $170

  14. Paulette
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    $180

  15. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:11 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, Paulette!

    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.

    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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