KidLit Cares: Phone Call with Poet & Author Nikki Grimes

Auction #12: Phone Call with Poet & Author Nikki Grimes

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!

Nikki Grimes is offering a 20-minute phone call with an aspiring poet or children’s writer. She’ll talk with you about writing and publishing, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons,and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books).Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

Opening Bid: $20

Auction Ends: Friday, November 9, 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 and thanks for your help!

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7 Comments

  1. Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    What a fantastic honor this would be!!! Thank you to Kate and Nikki for the opportunity.

    I bid $25 to get things started.

  2. Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Such a great idea! I bid $30. Would love to talk to Nikki about poetry and children’s books.

  3. Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I’m in for $100.

  4. Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    $125
    @LauraMoewriter

  5. Posted November 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Sherri Rivers–$135

  6. Robert Forbes
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Let’s try $150!

  7. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    This auction is now closed. Robert – you are the high bidder, so please use this link to make a donation in the amount of your high bid to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

    https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

    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. On Monday, 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.

    ~Kate

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