Author Archives: Greg R. Fishbone

About Greg R. Fishbone

Greg R. Fishbone is the author of galactic fiction for young readers including the GALAXY GAMES series from Tu Books @ Lee & Low Books. Check out his website at gfishbone.com

Thank you everyone for your generosity!

The auction is officially over and we have raised a grand total of… $10,039!!! Give yourself a big hand! If you’re waiting for an email from me on how to make your donation or what to do next, I will … Continue reading

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How are we doing?

Kidlit4Japan has raised a total $9,394 for Japan through the end of bidding yesterday afternoon. Thanks for your help, your generosity, and your patience when I fell behind a bit in correspondence. A final push for Buy It Now items … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan last day of bidding!

Bidding ends today on the following items, and Buy It Now items will close at 4PM on Friday, April 15th. Thanks to everyone for your help over the past three weeks! –Greg Auction #113 From Friday 4/8 @ 9:00AM EDT … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #121 from PaperTigers.org

Auction #121: A Spirit of PaperTigers 2010 Book Set of Seven Picture books, some signed. From PaperTigers.org from PaperTigers.org Description: You are bidding for a set of seven high-quality picture books (all hardcover) which were selected as the Spirit of … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #120 from Holly Thompson

Auction #120: A signed copy of Orchards and swag from Holly Thompson Description: Signed copy of set-in-Japan verse novel Orchards plus a Tokyo Tower cell phone strap (the tower features in the novel). This item will be mailed from Japan … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #119 from Nancy Viau

Auction #119: Signed copy of SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD and a 12-piece rock collection from Nancy Viau Description: A signed copy of SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD, a hardcover novel for kids 8-12 by Nancy … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #118 from Kimberly Marcus

Auction #118: Signed first edition of EXPOSED from Kimberly Marcus Description: The highest bidder will receive a signed first edition of EXPOSED. Estimated Value: $20 Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 2:00PM EDT Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #117 from Ellen Booraem

Auction #117: Signed hardcover of SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS and paperback of THE UNNAMEABLES from Ellen Booraem Description: SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS is the story of a snarky 13-year-old endangered by the equally snarky fairies with whom her family has … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #116 from Ashley Pérez

Auction #116: 2 signed and dedicated hard-cover (to buyer’s specifications) copies of What Can’t Wait from Ashley Pérez Description: 2 signed and dedicated (to buyer’s specifications) hard-cover copies of What Can’t Wait. These are from the first printing of the … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #115b from Ann Manheimer

Auction #115b: A written critique from Ann Manheimer Description: The winner of this auction will receive a written critique of the first 15 pages of your young adult or middle grade work of fiction or non-fiction. I will need to … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #115a from Ann Manheimer

Auction #115a: A signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality from Ann Manheimer Description: The winner of this auction will receive a signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality, designated a Notable Social Studies … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #114 from Megan E. Bryant

Auction #114: Four signed Easter books in a basket of Easter treats from Megan E. Bryant Description: One signed copy of The Easter Bunny’s Workshop (Running Press, 2008) One signed copy of A Surprise for the Easter Bunny (PSS!, 2010) … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #113 from Judith Graves

Auction #113: 1 signed copy of Under My Skin, 1 set of 3 character cards, 1 gothic necklace and 1 bookmark. from Judith Graves Description: 1 signed copy of Under My Skin, 1 set of 3 character cards, 1 gothic … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Friday 4/8 (Last New Items!)

When I first had the idea of creating my own auction to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake, the first person I contacted was Holly Thompson. Holly is a longtime resident of Japan and currently serves as Regional Advisor … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #112 from Caitlin Kittredge

Auction #112: YA fantasy or adult fantasy manuscript critique (first 50 pages) from Caitlin Kittredge Description: I will critique the first 50 pages of a manuscript in the following genres: YA fantasy/sci-fi, paranormal romance, horror or steampunk, or urban fantasy, … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #111 from JoAnn Early Macken

Auction #111: autographed copy of BABY SAYS “MOO!” from JoAnn Early Macken Description: Ask Baby what birds say, what horses say, or what dogs say, and Baby has only one answer: “Moo!” Ride along with Baby and family from the … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #110 from Michelle Cusolito

Auction #110: Field Class for up to 25 children from Michelle Cusolito Description: I will facilitate a 2 to 2.5 hour field class/nature hike/ nature investigation for your class, home schooling group, or other group of children in grades 2-5 … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #109 from April Halprin Wayland

Auction #109: signed copy of award-winning novel-in-poems, GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING from April Halprin Wayland Description: A signed, hardcover, first edition! This book traces the excitement and anguish of a young woman on the verge of adolescence who … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #108 from Esther Hershenhorn

Auction #108: Novel Synopsis Critique from Esther Hershenhorn Description: Winning this item entitles the writer to a personal (via the telephone) critique of a synopsis of a novel – middle grade or YA, up to 3 pages single-spaced, typed in … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #107 from Eleanor Rubin

Auction #107: Title: “Dreams of Repair” a book written and illustrated by Eleanor Rubin with foreword by historian Howard Zinn from Eleanor Rubin Description: Much of the artwork in the book “Dreams of Repair” was inspired by the music of … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #106 from Marilyn Taylor McDowell

Auction #106: Signed hardcover copy of Carolina Harmony from Marilyn Taylor McDowell Description: This book is now a Yearling paperback and the hardcovers are hard to come by. The hardcover would make a lovely gift to a child or your … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #105 from Debbie A. Taylor

Auction #105: Author Visit Via Skype – One Hour from Debbie A. Taylor Description: Author Visit Via Skype Presentations Options: 1) From Idea to Picture Book (reading, writing and revision) 2) Writing “Sweet Music in Harlem” (writing, revision and publication) … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Thursday 4/7 (Penultimate Edition)

This is the 14th day of items out of 15 days total. If you haven’t seen anything worth bidding on so far, you haven’t been looking! With auction numbers now in triple digits, you might think it would be hard … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #104 from Lee Wardlaw

Auction #104: Get Your Paws on an Autographed Book! from Lee Wardlaw Description: Copy of the picture/poetry book Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (Holt, ages 5 and up) autographed by author Lee Wardlaw and illustrator Eugene Yelchin; … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #103 from Joelle Anthony

Auction #103: Restoring Harmony, Anna and the French Kiss, Where She Went from Joelle Anthony Description: A package of YA books. Included is a signed copy of RESTORING HARMONY and an RH magnet, a (gently read) copy of ANNA AND … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #102 from Melissa Wiley

Auction #102: Signed paperback copies of all four Martha Years books from Melissa Wiley Description: Signed paperback copies of Little House in the Highlands, The Far Side of the Loch, Down to the Bonny Glen, and Beyond the Heather Hills–the … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #101 from Holly Cupala

Auction #101: TELL ME A SECRET (HarperCollins 2010) – signed by the author from Holly Cupala Description: In the five years since her bad-girl sister’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #100 from Erin Murphy

Auction #100: Critique, partial middle-grade novel from Erin Murphy Description: Detailed critique of the first five chapters (up to 50 pages) of a middle-grade novel, and dialogue afterwards via email to answer the writer’s follow-up questions. Erin has a closed … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #99 from Marlene Perez

Auction #99: critique query letter/pitch from Marlene Perez Description: I’ll critique one query letter and synopsis via e-mail. I have the most experience in mid grades and ya. Estimated Value: $100 Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 11:00AM EDT Auction Ends: … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #98 from Penny Blubaugh

Auction #98: two signed books from Penny Blubaugh Description: paperback of Serendipity Market — signed hardback of Blood and Flowers — signed I’ll be glad to personalize either or both Estimated Value: $30 Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 10:00AM EDT … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #97 from Stacy Whitman

Auction #97: An ARC from Tu’s first season from Stacy Whitman Description: The winner of this auction will get to choose an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of one Tu’s first three books, to be published Fall 2011. The ARCs will … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Wednesday 4/5 (coming attractions)

I know you’ve been waiting anxiously to see the items coming out on today’s auction. You might also be waiting anxiously to see the debut list from Lee & Low’s new F/SF imprint, Tu Books. The top bidder in Auction … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #96b from Iza Trapani

Auction #96b: skype author visit(s) from Iza Trapani Description: Five 45 minute skype presentations Presentations include reading, singing, description of picture book making process (showing storyboards, dummies, final paintings, press sheets, etc.), drawing demonstration and Q+A Estimated Value: $150 times … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #96a from Iza Trapani

Auction #96: in person author visit from Iza Trapani Description: Author school visit (grades K-2)within 50 miles of Kingston NY (four 45 minute presentations) Presentations include reading, singing, description of picture book making process (showing storyboards, dummies, final paintings, press … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #95 from Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Auction #95: Signed and personalized, first edition of The Red Umbrella from Christina Diaz Gonzalez Description: Signed and personalized copy of The Red Umbrella Estimated Value: $17 Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 3:00PM … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #94 from Lauren Bjorkman

Auction #94: My Invented Life–A YA novel about sisters, secrets, and Shakespeare from Lauren Bjorkman Description: A signed hard cover copy of YA novel My Invented Life With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #93 from Jennifer Nielsen

Auction #93: “Elliot and the Goblin War” gift package from Jennifer Nielsen Description: This will include a signed copy of “Elliot and the Goblin War,” along with some book-related swag. Estimated Value: $5 times 3 winners Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #92 from Tom Dell’Aringa

Auction #92: Signed book and original art from A Tale of Two Robots from Tom Dell’Aringa Description: A signed version of my book “A Tale of Two Robots” with a little character sketch on the inside as well. Also included … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #91 from Sheri Doyle

Auction #91: Critique of 3-6 poems, each 20 lines or less from Sheri Doyle Description: I will offer critique of 3- 6 poems, each 20 lines or less . Feedback will include suggestions for line edits, detailed analysis of strengths … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #90 from Amy Brecount White

Auction #90: One signed book, swag & 10 page critique from Amy Brecount White Description: Win a signed copy of FORGET-HER-NOTS, along with signed bookmarks and postcards. Amy will also be happy to read the first ten pages of your … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #89 from Ann Haywood Leal

Auction #89: Two signed, middle-grade novels by Ann Haywood Leal; ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER and A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE from Ann Haywood Leal Description: 1. ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal: Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Tuesday 4/5 (Catching Up)

Thanks for everyone’s patience while I battle against this flu. If you’ve won an auction in the past few days, you will be receiving your further instructions by email today. Up to this point, we have raised $5,956 for UNICEF … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #88 from Alison Ashley Formento

Auction #88: Alison will donate a copy of her newest book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 and an in-depth picture book critique. from Alison Ashley Formento Description: Alison will donate a copy of her newest book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #87 from Bonnie J. Doerr

Auction #87: Island Sting and Stakeout adventure mysteries for age 10 and up. from Bonnie J. Doerr Description: Island Sting- 2011 EPIC Children’s eBook winner- Kenzie didn’t expect her first summer in the Florida Keys to be murder. Cute guys, … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #86 from Deborah Bruss

Auction #86: “Book! Book! Book!” picture book from Deborah Bruss Description: All the animals want is a great new book to read. But the librarian just can’t seem to understand their requests. “Baaah! Baaah!” says the goat. “Neigh! Neigh,” whinnies … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #85 from Rick DeMille

Auction #85: Screenplay Critique from Rick DeMille Description: I will offer feedback / critique / coverage for a standard length screenplay (up to 135 pages), depending on what type of help the author needs. Estimated Value: $125 Auction Begins: Monday … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #84 from Linda Oatman High

Auction #84: Critique (20 pages) from Linda Oatman High Description: Linda Oatman High will critique 20 pages of fiction in any genre. Estimated Value: $50 Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #83 from Edna Cabcabin Moran

Auction #83: Two signed picture books and KidLit for Japan Good Luck Cat tee. from Edna Cabcabin Moran Description: Two signed and personalized books by Edna Cabcabin Moran: THE SLEEPING GIANT, an award-winning picture book and retelling of a Hawaiian … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #82 from Heather Ayris Burnell

Auction #82: Picture book manuscript and query critique from Heather Ayris Burnell Description: Picture book manuscript and query assessment. This will be a line by line critique as well as an assesment of the overall story. Query/cover letter should be … Continue reading

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #81 from Lorraine Jean Hopping

Auction #81: Earthquake! & other signed disaster books from Lorraine Jean Hopping Description: Help young children (ages 7-9) understand how and where natural disasters occur and what they can do to stay safe. This donation includes five signed chapter books … Continue reading

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