KidLit Cares: Skype visit package from Lynda Mullaly Hunt (3)

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!

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is offering a full author Skype visit (45 minutes), a signed copy of FISH IN A TREE, and Fish in a Tree swag for 50 children – for the top 3 bidders in this auction!
FISH IN A TREE, is an ALA Schneider Family Book Award winner, an ALA Notable Book, a Global Read Aloud Choice, a SLJ Best Book, an SCBWI Crystal Kite winner, and a Nerdy Book. Fish in a Tree will soon be a stage show in NYC. Lynda’s first novel, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS (both published by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin), is an ABA New Voices Pick, A Nerdy Book Winner, and an Editor’s Choice Book with Scholastic Book Clubs. Lynda’s books have appeared on 56 state award lists thus far and will be published in 20 languages. For twelve years, she proudly directed the SCBWI-NE Whispering Pines Retreat.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 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!

46 Replies on “KidLit Cares: Skype visit package from Lynda Mullaly Hunt (3)

  1. Hello, Everyone! THANK YOU so much for your generosity! I am looking forward to meeting the winners and sending off a big box of goodies with signed bookmarks, wooden nickels (silver dollar day vs wooden nickel day), Great Minds Don’t think Alike/Be someone’s hero rubber bracelets, and GRIT tattoos. I’ll also sign a copy of BOTH Fish in a Tree and One for the Murphys.

    If you bid, PLEASE leave an EMAIL ADDRESS so Kate knows how to reach you. And here’s to looking out for each other. Wishing you all a splendid day….

    1. Thank you, Alysia, for your generosity! PLEASE repost with your email so Kate can contact you if you win. You don’t necessarily need to bid more as the top three bids will be chosen. Thank you AGAIN!

      1. Thanks so much Lynda – I’m the school librarian at a school in Georgetown (Washington DC) – our 5th graders (about 45 of them) are reading Fish in a Tree this year, and we thought it would be amazing if they had the chance to Skype with you! I am SO impressed with this effort to help the people of Houston… I hope it works out too! Thank you, thank you!

        1. You’re very welcome. but Thank YOU! I am so pleased and honored that you (and some others) are willing to donate to help the victims of Harvey. I would LOVE to Skype with your fifth graders and put together a box of goodies for them at the end of this auction. Please tell them I say hello and that I hope they each have a fantastico day 🙂 And wishing one for you as well!

  2. Daer Lynda,

    Fish in a Tree is one of my all-time favorite books and I would LOVE the opportunity to chat with you! However, before I bid, I want to clarify: it seems like with your offer of swag for 50 children this is intended as an opportunity for classroom teachers. I am a homeschool teacher currently teaching one child, so I wouldn’t want to be a hog. However, I also volunteer at my local library and could possibly arrange for the Skype visit to include patrons of the library. Would this be within your vision of what you are offering?

    1. Of course! I love visiting with readers young and old no matter how they come to my books. Besides, homeschoolers are awesome. AND I’m a fan of libraries as well 🙂

      You may donate the swag to the library. Perhaps there is a book club that would like it? Or…if you’d rather, I can pass it on to someone else.

      THANK YOU, Doni!

  3. Joshua and Abby’s 4/5 bids $500. Fish in a Tree is our current read aloud and we would love to meet Lynda.

    1. Thank you, Joshua! I would love to meet you as well! Thanks so much for choosing my book as your read aloud; it’s much appreciated! I hope you and your other readers enjoy getting to know Ally and the others.

  4. This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment. And in this case, we have THREE winners because Linda offered packages to the top three bidders.

    Congratulations to:
    Doni Ricci ($675)
    Joshua Sloat ($650)
    MB Manion Morell ($625)

    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!

  5. Thank you, Lynda and Kate, for organizing this effort. I am going to wait until tomorrow to make the donation so Abby and I can do it with our students. They will be so excited.