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
It’s official! As of today, #FlyingDeep is available anywhere books are sold. Illustrated by @painternik9
Published by @charlesbridgepublishing
Edited by @kbworld2001
Designed by Diane Early.
I’m so thankful for this amazing team of booK creators and all of the folks behind the scenes who help bring our book to readers.
#nonfiction #KidLit #STEAM
Irish Trad Seisiun at #WorldFiddleDayNB.
Hatch Street Studios @southcoastlessons
Painting old instruments to decorate the South Coast Lessons studio space. #WorldFiddleDayNB
The New Time String Band at #WorldFiddleDayNB
Aren’t these the cutest? These are the cups that went down on the outside of Alvin to 4400 meters. The intense pressure shrunk them. @painternik9 drew the Dumbo Octopuses and I colored them in. We also signed our names and marked off 1 inch so you can see how much they shrunk. You can see them at the #FlyingDeep launch party @8cousinsbooks in Falmouth, MA at 2 pm TODAY (5/19). @jillcorc @charlesbridge
It’s been a whirlwind of a day and I have so much to share. For now, I’ll start with this: Bruce Strickrott and I were on “The Point” with Mindy Todd on our local public radio station to talk about Flying Deep. I started out feeling a bit nervous, but Mindy and Bruce put me at ease. I could talk about Alvin all day, so I had a blast. #FlyingDeep
@charlesbridgepublishing @jillcorc @painternik9 @kbworld2001
Here’s the latest remote controlled airplane made by my son @dantecusolito. He designed it and built it himself. Watch for the parachute that drops out at the 9 second mark. Watching this test flight yesterday was pretty exciting. #STEM #STEAM
I took this photo the other day, but it seems like a good one to share on Mother’s Day.
My husband and I planted this tree on our 10 year anniversary when we renewed our vows surrounded by our family and closest friends. That was before we became parents, but now the tree is in full bloom every Mother’s Day.
#nofilter #HappyMother’s Day
These are one of my mom’s favorite flowers. They’re also the favorite flower of the subject of the picture book biography I currently have out on submission. #TopSecretSubject (Unless you’re an editor who has it in your inbox. Haha). #SpringIsHere
Look! That’s me, delivering our cups to WHOI a couple of weeks ago. Swipe left a few times to see the cups getting ready to go to the seafloor and then tiny once they came back. So cool! All photos provided by @WHOI . Photos 1 -3 are courtesy of Tom Kleindinst @woodshole_ocean
You could be the lucky recipient of one of those cups if you preorder Flying Deep from @8cousinsbooks http://www.michellecusolito.com/my-books/