Kidlit4Japan Auction #13 from Karen Sandler

Auction #13: Autographed Copy of TANKBORN from Karen Sandler

Description: I’ll give away one autographed copy of TANKBORN, one of the three launch books for Lee and Low’s new YA/MG SF/F imprint, Tu Books. The winning bidder will have to wait until I’ve received my author copies.

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. High-status trueborns and working-class lowborns, born naturally of a mother, are free to choose their own lives. But GENs are gestated in a tank, sequestered in slums, and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.

When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds a host of secrets and surprises—not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul’s great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night. With the help of an intriguing lowborn boy, Mishalla begins to suspect that something horrible is happening to them.

After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan with their new friends to save the children who are disappearing. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, one that may reveal secrets no one is ready to face.

Estimated Value: $20

Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/22 @ 1:00PM EDT

Auction Ends: Friday 3/25 @ 1:00PM EDT

Bio: Karen Sandler is the author of seventeen novels for adults, as well as several short stories and screenplays. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software engineer, including work on the Space Shuttle program and communications satellites. This is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Gary, and three cats, and can often be found riding her Andalusian/Morgan mare, Belle. For more about Karen and Tankborn, visit http://www.karensandler.net and http://www.tankborn.com.

Author Karen Sandler’s Website: http://www.karensandler.net

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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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
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3 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #13 from Karen Sandler

  1. I’ll start the bidding at $20!

  2. Ailynn Collins says:

    I’m intrigued. $30

  3. WINNER: Ailynn Collins with a generous overbid of $30! Congratulations on your winning bid. I will be in touch later today with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

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