Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#KidLitPhil Auction item 12 from Tara Lazar

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.

Auction #12: Picture Book Critique

Description: Tara will provide a thorough critique of your fiction, non-rhyming picture book manuscript under 1000 words. This critique is redeemable at any time and has no expiration date--so bid now and write later!

Estimated Value: $100

Minimum Bid: $40

Auction Ends: 12/3/2013 at 10:00 PM EST

Bio: Tara Lazar is a picture book author and founder of PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Idea Month, held every November at Her latest release is THE MONSTORE from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. Her next title, I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK, will be released in September 2014. She speaks at events and conferences on writing picture books and marketing with social media.

Donor Tara Lazar’s website:

Auction Instructions:
* Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount in U.S. dollars; no anonymous bidding.
* Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to Mercy Corps or UNICEF.
* To automatically receive updates on the latest bids, check the “Notify Me” box when you submit your comment.
* 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 notification.
* 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 U.S.


  1. $50 Deb Dunn ddclimb (at) aol (dot) com

  2. $105 barbarahanks (@) yahoo (dot) com

  3. $125 Lakshmy Menon

  4. Replies
    1. Joyce, you are the highest bidder. Please make a donation in the amount of your high bid to MercyCorps or UNICEF.

      After you have made your donation, please email me at michelle(at)michellecusolito(dot)com with your receipt attached or embedded in the email. I’ll provide you with the information you’ll need to get in touch with the donor of your item and carry out the terms of the auction.

      Thank you for your support in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Your generosity will be enable MercyCorps and UNICEF to help survivors rebuild their lives.