Thursday, November 28, 2013

#KidLitPhil Auction item 15 from Nancy Tandon

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 #15: 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

Bio: Nancy 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.

Donor Nancy Tandon’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. $25.00 Janet Costa Bates - jmcbates at yahoo dot com

    1. Janet, 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.