Auction #60 – KidLit Cares: Picture Book Critique from Author Tara Lazar

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!

Tara Lazar is a children’s book author, mother, foodie and boogeyman assassin (currently booked at 3am nightly). Her debut picture book, THE MONSTORE, will be opening in your town June 2013 from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK follows from Aladdin in 2014, with LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD skating your way via Random House Children’s in Fall 2014. She runs November’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) event at taralazar.com.

This auction consists of one picture book critique to be claimed at any time. Tara has three books under contract with two of the Big 6 publishers and teaches picture book writing for The Writer’s Circle Workshops. You’ll receive a thorough review of everything from concept to execution, and Tara will even critique revisions of the same manuscript until it’s submission-ready.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. 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. $30 from @JulieFalatko

    November 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

  2. $35

    November 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  3. $50

    November 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

  4. Poppy Wrote

    $65.00

    November 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

  5. $70

    November 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

  6. $75

    November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

  7. Susan Halko

    $85

    November 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

  8. $100

    November 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  9. Susan Halko

    $110

    November 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  10. Anne Armstrong

    Very cool $130.00

    November 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  11. Meursault

    $175

    November 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  12. Oh, um, just to be clear, I’m also Meursault. I once helped a French-teacher friend set up a WordPress blog to discuss Camus’s THE STRANGER with her students, and ever since then WordPress thinks I’m Meursault. C’est moi! -Julie Falatko

    November 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  13. 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 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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