KidLitCares: Skype Visit with Veronica Roth, Author of DIVERGENT

Auction #11: Skype Author Visit with Veronica Roth

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!

Veronica Roth, the bestselling author of DIVERGENT and INSURGENT, is offering a 20-minute Skype chat with your library, classroom, or book club.  Date & time will be mutually agreed upon by the winner and Veronica after the auction ends.

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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28 Comments

  1. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea! I bid $50.

  2. DivergentBookworm
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    That’s an awesome bid idea! Sadly I have no $ to bid being 12 and I would probably be to in awe to carry on a conversation. :)

  3. Cynthia Rider
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Wonderful. I bid $75 dollars.

  4. Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    So exciting! I bid $100.

  5. Sara Kajder
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Love this. I bid $150.

  6. Posted November 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I bid $175

  7. Posted November 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Wahoo! I bid $200!

  8. Cindy Schnellbach
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I bid $250.00

  9. Sue Johnson
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I bid $300.

  10. Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    $20 Bid for Veronica Roth Skype

    • Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      Delete my bid! I did not see the others until I posted mine. :(

  11. Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    The current high bid is $300 from Sue Johnson (who needs to supply contact information, please!)

  12. Delana Smith
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    This is awesome! I bid $305. smithd81@k12tn.net

  13. Georgia Parker
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    My bid is $310.00. I have my fingers crossed! Thank you Kate for organizing for a great cause!

  14. Delana Smith
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I bid $315. smithd81@k12tn.net

  15. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I bid $325. Thanks to Veronica for taking this on! My students would love this.
    http://www.twitter.com/tjosvold

  16. Delana Smith
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I bid $330. smithd81@k12tn.net

  17. Frank Shin
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Bid of $350.00.

    Just visited Chicago for the 1st time this summer. Loved the use of the city as a backdrop.
    Would be honored to have Ms Roth speak with my son’s class!

  18. Delana smith
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I bid $355. Smithd81@k12tn.net

  19. Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Since Mr. Shin didn’t leave contact info, I’m hoping I can slip in a bid of $335. Sorry, Mr. Shin!

    I can be contacted at https://twitter.com/AJCattapan

    My seventh graders read Divergent as part of their summer reading. I’m sure they’d love a chance to skype with an author who writes about our hometown of Chicago. :)

    • Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

      The high bid before you was $350, so any bid would need to be higher than that.

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

    This auction is now closed. Delana – 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

    • Delana Smith
      Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

      Thanks!!!

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

    Did I win? :)

    • Delana Smith
      Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

      Yay! Thanks!

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