Kidlit4Japan Auction #1 from Anne Marie Pace

Auction #1: One picture book critique and a signed paperback book from Anne Marie Pace

Description: I will critique one picture-book manuscript for the winning bidder. I will do an initial critique in which I’ll look at age-appropriateness, language, length, characterization and story arc. I will also look at one revision. The winner will also receive a signed copy of NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS.

Estimated Value: $35
Auction Begins: Monday 3/21 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/24 @ 9:00AM EDT

Bio: Anne Marie Pace’s picture book NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS was published by Scholastic in 2010. She has several other picture books under contract. With other children’s writers, she publishes The 4:00 Book Hook, a free monthly email newsletter for adults who share books with kids. She was a long-time administrator at Verla Kay’s blueboards. She is an active volunteer with SCBWI and has taught writing at all levels from middle school through community college. She is represented by Linda Pratt of the Wernick & Pratt Agency.

Author Anne Marie Pace’s Website:

Auction Terms:

  • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount; anonymous bidding is not allowed.
  • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to a designated charity organization.
  • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
  • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
  • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins; if the highest bid is less than the reserve amount, the auction is extended until the reserve amount is reached; if no reserve amount is stated, the reserve amount is 50% of the item’s estimated value.
  • Winning bid is not final until the winning bidder is notified by email. 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.

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10 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #1 from Anne Marie Pace

  1. Sheri Goad says:

    Count me in at $35

  2. Jane Buttery says:

    What a great way to help the Japanese and get help too. My daughter has lived in Japan and is married to a Japanese . she was there last week so we heard from her about aftershocks in Tokyo. I will bid $36 for Anne Marie’s offer. I live in Ontario and give o UNICEF regularly.

  3. Sheri Goad says:

    $37 =)

  4. $40

    ~Wendy BooydeGraaff

  5. Kenda Henthorn says:

    Oh, for a book and critique from Anne Marie Pace, sign me up for $50!!

  6. Kenda Henthorn says:

    I’m in for $75. 🙂

  7. $80

    ~Wendy BooydeGraaff

  8. Kenda Henthorn says:

    Oh, by all means!…..$85!

  9. WINNER: Wendy BooydeGraaff with a generous overbid of $80 just before the 9AM closing time! Congratulations on your winning bid. I will be in touch later today with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

    UPDATE: Anne Marie Pace has graciously agreed to donate a second critique and book for Kendra Henthorn’s after-the-buzzer overbid of $85. Thanks, Anne Marie. Double the winners means double the help for Japan!

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