KidLit Cares: Skype Visit & Signed Books from Author-Illustrator George O’Connor

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!

 George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the popular graphic novel series Olympians, which retells classic Greek myth in comics form. He is offering a 30 minute Skype visit for your school, book club, or library, along with a signed (with drawing!) copy of each volume of Olympians: ZEUS, ATHENA, HERA, HADES, POSEIDON, APHRODITE, ARES, APOLLO and ARTEMIS. That’s nine books, practically your own pantheon!

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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15 Comments

  1. Laura Matheny
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    I bid $50.

  2. Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bid $75. This sounds awesome 🙂

    @wendyqualls

  3. Nicole Scherer
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I bid $85, this would be great to donate to my son’s elementary school! @nkscherer

  4. Lisa H
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    $125

  5. Annie T
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    We’ll bid $150! (Our kids’ school is in Brooklyn — any chance we could get an in-person visit?)

    • George O'Connor
      Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

      In Brooklyn? Absolutely.

  6. Lela R
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    $200! I’ve heard you at the Library Resources Roundup at Region 20 and TxLA, but my kids have only dreamed of it. $200 to make middle schoolers excited…even if they will hesitate to show it.

  7. Mai Hoang
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    $400 for my superfan son’s birthday present. His school is in Brooklyn. Fingers crossed.

  8. Mary Melaugh
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I bid $500. Students at our middle school love George O’Connor’s graphic novels!

  9. Annie T
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    $550. Mai’s superfan kid and my superfan kids go to the same school. We want to win this thing 🙂

  10. Posted September 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    $600. Our fifth graders love these graphic novels and they will be studying Greek myths in the fall so we have a great curricular tie-in!

  11. Annie T
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Okay! $700.

  12. Annie T
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Hooray! My kids are so excited right now! And for such a good cause!

  13. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:13 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, Annie T!

    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!

    • George O'Connor
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks to everyone who bid! And thank you so much for all your hard work, Kate!

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