KidLit Cares: In-Person OR Skype Visit & books from author Anica Mrose Rissi (see details)

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!

Anica Mrose Rissi is offering a class set (up to 30 copies) of ANNA, BANANA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP SPLIT paperbacks, plus all six of her books in hardcover for the school or classroom library, and a 20-minute Skype visit with students. Best for grades 2-4. You can learn more about Skype sessions with Anica on the school visits page of her website:
OR (auction winner may choose either item)
For schools in NJ, or in the greater Philadelphia, New York City, New London (CT), or D.C. areas: Anica is offering a full day, in-person school visit that includes up to four presentations or writing workshops for grades K through 5. You can learn more about Anica’s talks on the school visits page of her website:
Anica is the author of the ANNA, BANANA chapter-book series, the picture book THE TEACHER’S PET, and the forthcoming YA novel ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE. As a former book editor turned full-time writer, she has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all stages of the writing process, from ideas and drafting to revisions and beyond.

Opening bid: $100

Auction ends: Tuesday, September 5, 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!

9 Replies on “KidLit Cares: In-Person OR Skype Visit & books from author Anica Mrose Rissi (see details)

  1. $225 bid by @nkscherer. Would love to donate an author visit to a north Philadelphia school my non-profit works to support!!

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

    Congratulations, Heather Stigali!

    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:

    Global Giving:

    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: 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!

    1. Thank you!!! Our critique group is excited to be able to donate our funds toward Hurricane Harvey Relief and the author visit to an underfunded school in Philadelphia who otherwise would not be able to afford anything like this! Thank you to Kate Messner for organizing this fundraiser and to Anica Rissi for her generous donation!