Auction #19 – KidLit Cares: Naming Rights to a Character in a Forthcoming Novel from Author Gary Paulsen

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people 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!

From garypaulsen.com: Three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen is one of the world’s most popular authors for young readers, and has written over 200 books that generations of book-lovers have enjoyed. Hailed as “one of the best-loved writers alive” by The New York Times, Paulsen is a masterful storyteller, and has been the recipient of numerous starred reviews, awards, and accolades. He has appeared on national television programs such as ABC News and Anderson Cooper 360, and has been interviewed in such widely-read publications such as The New York Times. With over 20 million copies of his books sold, Paulsen continues to publish quality literature that children, parents, and educators, can embrace.

If you are the winner of this auction, you will have a character named for you (or the person of your choice) in a forthcoming Gary Paulsen novel.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 23. Any bids placed 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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14 responses

  1. I’ll open the bidding at $50.00. I have loved Gary Paulsen and all his books since Tracker.

    November 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  2. I hate to outbid Margie, but I’ll go $65. I’m thinking of the contest I could have with my students to pick who the character gets named after.

    November 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  3. Sue Johnson

    I’ll go $100

    November 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  4. I’ll raise my bid to 110.00

    November 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  5. Sue Johnson

    I’m at $120.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:57 am

  6. 125

    November 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  7. I will raise my bid to $130.00

    November 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

  8. Sue Johnson

    $150

    November 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  9. I will increase my bid because I know there are a whole group of students waiting for this opportunity. $160.00

    November 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  10. $175

    November 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

  11. Sue Johnson

    $200

    November 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

  12. $210

    November 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  13. Kathleen Norton

    $275
    knorton at sowashco dot k12 dot mn dot us (no spaces)

    November 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  14. This auction is now closed. The winner is the highest bidder whose comment and high bid are posted directly above this “end of auction” notice (any bids that are posted after this notice are void). If you’re the winner, please make sure your contact information is correct, so I can get a hold of you to let you know you’ve won. Once I confirm to you in an e-mail that you are the high bidder, please make your donation in the amount of your bid to the Red Cross at the link below. Please don’t make your donation until after I confirm to you that you’ve won, just in case.

    https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

    Once you have made your donation, please e-mail a copy of your receipt and the name/number of your auction to me at kidlitcares@joannelevy.com. Once I’ve received that, I will get in touch with the donor so you can connect and work out the finer details of your auction.

    If you were not the winner, please consider still making a donation to the Red Cross—every little bit helps!

    Thank you for your donations, efforts and for spreading the word about this important cause.

    Joanne

    November 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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