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.
Description: Carol Gordon Ekster will do a 45-60 minute power point presentation for
one classroom, grades 3-5, covering the process of publishing picture books,
her books and being an author, and tips for improving students' writing. The
school must be within 25 miles of Andover, MA. (If you live further away and wish to bid, Carol will do her program via Skype. Please be certain you have the technology to support simultaneous Skype and Power Point projection and a person to offer technical support as needed).
Estimated Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Ends: 12/4/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Gordon Ekster was a passionate elementary school teacher for 35 years. Her
first published book was, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce,
Boulden Publishing, 2008. “The Library Is The Perfect Place,” was in Library
Sparks magazine, 2010. A picture book, Ruth The Sleuth and The Messy Room, was
on Character Publishing’s debut list, 2011. Her newest picture book is expected
out early 2015 with Pauline Books & Media. Retired from teaching, Carol now
spends time in critique groups, doing yoga and exercising, and working on her books.
She’s grateful that her writing allows her to continue communicating with
children. She also speaks at conferences about using picture books with older
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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
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