KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
A Complete Newbies Guide to Twitter
Description: Everything you wanted to know about starting your author presence on
Twitter, but were afraid or too busy to ask! This is a one hour, one-on-one,
face-to-face consultation that will help you sign up for Twitter, create your
user name and profile, and give you the basics of who to follow, how to tweet,
and what in the world it all means. I am a recovering technophobe myself, and
will take you step by step and hold your hand through this process. (Literally,
if you need me to). I will discuss common mistakes, how to fit your ideas into
140 characters, and let you know once and for all what a hashtag is. This is
for newbies only - my "expertise" only goes so deep! Consultation
will take place at the New England SCBWI conference in Springfield, MA May 2-4 2014. Or, at our mutual convenience if you are able to travel to within 1 hour
of Hartford, CT. (Alternatively, for those who live further away, Nancy will work with you via phone or Skype).
Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Ends: 12/4/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Tandon is a picture book and middle grade writer, and a member of SCBWI. She is
also a mom, wife, and speech-language pathologist. The twists and turns of life
have led her to the alcove at the top of the stairs, where she spends her days
dreaming and writing.
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Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.
* A note about last-minute bidding:
If you are used to online auctions that end at an exact, given second, please
know that the KidLitPhil auctions don’t work quite that way. Each auction ends
when I post the “Auction closed” comment. I do that when my computer turns to
10pm EST, but because I have multiple auctions to close at that time (also
because I am human) it will not be precisely at 10pm EST. At any rate, the
winning bid is the high bid before the Auction Closed comment, even if the time
on your computer reads slightly after 10:00. Thanks for understanding!
Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity
organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of
For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within
the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the
I’m looking forward to serving on a panel with these fabulous ladies at #NCTE18 on Friday. Will I see you there?
#STEM #STEAM #nonfiction
Please do your civic duty and vote, too. Don’t let early projections make you think it doesn’t matter. Don’t let rain or storms keep you home. Please get to the polls. #gotv
When too many holds arrive at the library at the same time... must read faster. #tbr
Seen on my walk this afternoon. Autumn is here, even though it’s currently 69 degrees F.
Future Alvin Pilot.
Last night @lindsaymoorestudio tweeted this photo of her kiddo heading out for Halloween. She said “Flying Deep is a very big deal in our house.” I’m not gonna lie, that made me tear up.
That is the highest compliment I could ask for: a kid is so excited about my book that he was inspired to make a Halloween costume.
@woodshole_ocean... I think this kid will be heading your way in the not too distant future. #STEM #STEAM #thepowerofbooks
.@christinetaylorbutler did a load of research and number crunching. Her results proved what we already felt. Please listen to the podcast.
Puddle reflections near the cranberry bogs today. #nofilter #nature
My husband and I just finished writing a bunch of Postcards to Voters. Hoping to #TurnGABlue
How lucky am I? I get to serve on a panel at #NCTE18 in Houston next month with these amazing women:
Maria Gianferrari @pennyandjelly
Loree Griffin Burns @loreegriffinburns
Jia Liu @lost_jia
Sarah Mulhern Gross @saraid23
H.E.R.E. Human Element Range Extender
Um… what the heck is that? Oh, nothing… just some props for my school visits.
There’s no toilet on board Alvin, so they need a H.E.R. E. like this.
I’m not shy. I talk about it. It’s a fact of life when #FlyingDeep inside Alvin.
And what’s that blue adapter thingy, you ask? That’s called the “Lady J adapter” so ladies can pee in the bottle, too.
@WHOI wants more women (and PoC) to explore #STEM fields.
This is a key part of my presentations when I do school visits: yes, ladies, you, too can be an Alvin pilot!
#cindyleevandover paved the way.
Interested in having me visit your school with these and other cool props? See my website for details.