KidLit Cares: Skype visit & signed books from author Jacqueline Davies

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!

Author Jacqueline Davies is offering a 30-minute Skype visit and a complete hardcover set—signed and personalized—of all five books in the Lemonade War series. Please note—although Jacqueline visits dozens of schools each year in person, she does not usually do Skype visits—so this is truly an experience you can’t get anywhere else! Jacqueline is the author of the bestselling Lemonade War series. Her two most recent books are NOTHING BUT TROUBLE and PANDA PANTS. She lives in a small town in Massachusetts west of Boston, and always longs to be closer to the sea.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm 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. Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    $50

  2. Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    $75

  3. marci johnstone
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    $100

  4. Sandra Budiansky
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    $150

  5. Mary Melaugh
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    $200

  6. Katy Jean Vance
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Katy Jean Vance
    @yislibrary OR @katyvance on Twitter
    $225

    Our 3rd and 4th graders would explode over this Skype visit!!!

    • Posted September 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      Oh, my. We wouldn’t want exploding 3rd- and 4th-graders, now would we?? But we do want to keep raising money for the folks in Texas who have so many months of work ahead of them. Let’s keep bidding!

  7. Nora Galvin
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Nora Galvin
    $250
    @nwgalvin

  8. Marty Heagney
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    $275

  9. DJ Weiss
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    $325

  10. Katy Jean Vance
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Exploding 3rd and 4th graders… I’m sure there’s a book in this! 🙂

    $350 for my students and for Texas.

    Katy Jean Vance
    @yislibrary OR @katyvance on Twitter

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

      Dear Katy Jean Vance,

      Can’t wait to see those kids explode! Thank you so much for supporting your students and the storm-battered people of Texas. Can’t wait to set up the visit and have some fun with your kids!

      Many thanks,
      Jackie

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      Oh, my. Are you at the Yokohama International School in Japan? What a treat it will be for me to talk with your students. But a challenge to set up a time!! We’ll make it work. Looking forward to it.

      Jackie

      • Katy Jean Vance
        Posted September 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

        Hi Jackie,

        Yup, we’re all the way over here in Japan, and The Lemonade War is one of our elementary students’ favorite read aloud books. The kids are going to be so excited! I’m looking forward to finding a time that works for both of us.

        I’ve just sent my conation receipt to Ms. Messner now.

        Thank you so much,
        Katy
        @katyvance
        @yislibrary

  11. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Katy Jean Vance!

    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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