KidLitCares: Picture Book Critique with Author Jean Reidy!

Auction #13: Picture Book Critique with Jean Reidy

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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!

Jean Reidy, the popular picture book author of titles like TOO PURPLEY and LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, is offering a picture book manuscript critique for an aspiring picture book author, along with a signed copy of LIGHT UP THE NIGHT.

Opening Bid: $30

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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21 Comments

  1. Cindy Gates
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  2. Cindy Gates
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Oops…$30

  3. Lynda Cowles
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Brilliant idea!

    $32

    Twitter: @lyndacowles

  4. Alexandra Kaufhold
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    $40

  5. Edna Cabcabin Moran
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Very cool! Here’s my bid: $45

  6. Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    $50 Thanks for generously donating your time and expertise to the cause.

  7. Maria Simon
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    YES. This is wonderful. $55.

  8. Alexandra Kaufhold
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    $60

  9. Heather Preusser
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    $65

  10. Posted November 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    $70

  11. Alexandra Kaufhold
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    $75

  12. Susan Halko
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    $80

  13. Posted November 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    A wonderful way to help. I bid $90.00

  14. Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    I bid $100 – what a great idea!

  15. Lauren Gillmore
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Great auction and a great cause, I bid $110.

  16. Posted November 9, 2012 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    I bid $125

  17. Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I bid $140. Thanks, Kate, for organizing this important effort. It’s heartbreaking to see what happened to my beloved Jersey shore.

  18. Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bid $150.

  19. Lauren Gillmore
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    I bid $155

  20. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    160 please

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

    This auction is now closed. Bev – 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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