Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#KidLitPhil Auction item 5 from Leslie Bulion

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 #5: Skype visit

Description: Leslie is donating a 45 minute Skype visit for large or small group. Her visit will include discussion, a reading, and plenty of time for prepared questions and answers from students.

Estimated Value: $150

Minimum Bid: $50

Auction Ends:  12/2/2013 at 10:00 PM EST

Bio: Leslie Bulion is a children's poet and author of the upcoming RANDOM BODY PARTS: GROSS ANATOMY RIDDLES IN VERSE (Peachtree 2015), AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE: ODD OCEAN CRITTER POEMS (Peachtree 2011), HEY THERE, STINK BUG (CHARLESBRIDGE 2006). Leslie's science poetry books have garnered accolades from NSTA, AAAS, and Bank Street College, and she is a regular contributor to THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY series (Pomelobooks.com). Her third and newest middle grade novel THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR (Peachtree 2012) is a Parents' Choice and Bank Street Best Book that explores facets of string theory and lemon meringue pie.

Donor Leslie Bulion’s website: http://www.lesliebulion.com/

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. Okay, this item is just too cool. I'll start the bidding! $50 Sarah Tuttle

  2. I would like to bid $75. I am including my email address because I do not have any of the following profile accounts.

    1. Bridgit, 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.