KidLit Cares: Picture book critique OR Skype visit & signed books from author Ame Dyckman

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!

 Ame Dyckman is short, loud, goofy, and somehow the award-winning author of BOY + BOT; TEA PARTY RULES; the New York Times bestselling WOLFIE THE BUNNY; HORRIBLE BEAR!; YOU DON’T WANT A UNICORN!; this November’s READ THE BOOK, LEMMINGS!; the upcoming MISUNDERSTOOD SHARK series, and more picture books and board books on the way! Ame lives in New Jersey, with her husband, daughter, cat, and story characters–most of which DON’T try to eat the cat. (AHEM, SHARK!) Follow Ame on Twitter (@AmeDyckman), where she posts book reviews, quirky poetry, and pretty much EVERYTHING that pops into her little (sometimes blonde, sometimes blue, sometimes green… YOU JUST NEVER KNOW!) head.  
If my auction is won by a teacher or librarian, my donation includes:
  • A Skype visit
  • A signed set of my books
  • Book swag for all students
If my auction is won by a future picture book author, my donation includes:

  • A full picture book manuscript critique and brainstorm via phone
  • A signed set of my books

(Auction winner will choose one of the two packages listed above – but you don’t have to be a teacher-librarian to bid on the Skype visit for a school!)

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Wednesday, September 6, 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!

21 Replies on “KidLit Cares: Picture book critique OR Skype visit & signed books from author Ame Dyckman

  1. To hear the sound of your voice again Ame would make my year! I know the students in the building where I am now working would love your Skype visit and books.

    My bid is $350.

  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, Aimee Satterlee!

    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. 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!

    1. Thank you! So grateful and humbled to make this donation. Thank you to Ame for donating her time, books and brain(storming) to this cause!
      Future Picture Book Author and Fellow Ame with 2 Additional Letters,