KidLit Cares: Skype visit & signed books from author Sara Lewis Holmes

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!

Sara Lewis Holmes is the author of three novels: The Wolf Hour (Sept 2017), Operation Yes, and Letters From Rapunzel. She is also a poet, an experienced speaker, and a military spouse.
Donation:

1) One 20 minute Skype visit with your class or group (Q &A on the book of your choice, time and date to be mutually agreed upon later) and
2)  one signed copy of each of my three novels (OR three signed copies of my newly released book, The Wolf Hour, if you prefer)  I will sign to your class or library, or to individual students, if you choose to use books as prizes.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10pm 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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7 Comments

  1. Judy Noble
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Judy $50 twitter=libearylady

    • Sara Lewis Holmes
      Posted September 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for jumping in first, Judy! (Sorry for the delay; I just figured out that I could respond to each bidder.)

  2. Craig Wills
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    $200 to Skype with Sara Lewis Holmes!

    • Sara Lewis Holmes
      Posted September 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      Pulse! So happy to see you here, and thank you for your generous bid. (You and Spice may have to duke it out.)

  3. Cathy DeLaGarza
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    $300!

    • Sara Lewis Holmes
      Posted September 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      Cathy! How fun to see your name pop up! I’m honored to have you bid on my Skype visit, and bonus points for outbidding Pulse. (For the moment. He may make a sneak attack. We shall see.)

  4. Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Cathy DeLaGarza!

    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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