Here’s the link. Visit Kidlit4Japan to place a bid on a set of signed paperback copies of all four of my Martha Years books about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s great-grandmother, Martha Morse Tucker. The winning bidder will be directed to send his or her donation directly to a charity participating in tsunami relief efforts. (Details here.) Auction ends Monday, April 11 at 2pm EDT.
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As of Tuesday morning, the Children’s Authors and Illustrators for Japan Auctions have raised a staggering $6,000 for tsunami victim relief efforts. The auction for my contribution—a signed set of Martha books in paperback—will begin at 2pm EDT on Wednesday. I’ll post the direct link then.
These are my four Martha Years books, the original, unabridged editions with illustrations by Renee Graef. I’ll inscribe them any way the auction winner wishes.
The titles are:
Little House in the Highlands
The Far Side of the Loch
Down to the Bonny Glen
Beyond the Heather Hills
I was asked to set an estimated value for the package—a very difficult question! I said $40 for the lot but now that most of these books are out of print, individual copies are selling for more than that on Amazon Marketplace. (Yikes!)
For information about how the auctions work, click here.
UPDATE: The Martha books auction is open! Click through to place a bid.
March 24, 2011 @ 2:58 pm | Filed under: Links
I meant to post this link earlier in the week—Children’s Authors and Illustrators for Japan.
For three weeks, beginning on March 21st, Kidlit4Japan will feature a children’s and YA literature auction to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A Daily Auction Preview will appear each weekday morning at 8AM EDT. New items will appear at least hourly from 9AM to 4PM. Items include signed books, advance reader copies, artwork, critiquing services, book-related swag, author visits, or the chance to name a character in an upcoming book.
For example, author Kathryn Erskine is offering signed copies of her books Mockingbird (which I loved) and Quaking and an ARC of The Absolute Value of Mike, plus assorted other goodies. Quite a tempting package, I must say!
I have donated something as well: I’m offering a set of signed paperback copies of my Martha books—Little House in the Highlands, The Far Side of the Loch, Down to the Bonny Glen, and Beyond the Heather Hills. I raided my private stash for these and I hope they’ll find a happy home! I’ll let you know when my auction begins; I think I’m in the third week.
Do pop over and look at the other items being offered. Besides books, there are manuscript critiques and more. It’s quite heartening to see so many children’s/YA publishing folks come together for an effort like this. Special props to Greg Fishbone, who is organizing the whole thing.