Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 1 Item #1: Author Carrie Jones

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 1
Item #1: A school visit, set of the NEED series, and a copy of DEAR BULLY from Carrie Jones
You are bidding on:

·         A school visit within the contenential United States (for the 2013-2014 school year)
·         A set of the NEED series (NEED, CAPTIVATE, ENTICE and ENDURE) books
·         A copy of DEAR BULLY
Opening Bid: $100 (This auction is available to US residents ONLY)
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/25 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/29 @ 10:00PM EDT
About the NEED series: Zara White collects phobias like other people collect stamps. “It’s a lot easier to understand things once you name them,” she says. “It’s the unknown that mostly freaks me out.” But soon, Zara is plagued by new fears:- Fear of gold, glittery powder- Fear of something (or someone) she cannot see- Fear of mysterious strangers that want something from her- Fear of what it is they want- Fear of how they'll get it-In other words, fear of pixies. They live among us, hidden by a trick of the eye. They are dreadful and power-seeking. And they all seem to need something. Something from her. “Filled with nasty evil creatures, nail-biting action and heart-pounding romance, [and] written with an intense energy that electrifies each page.”

About DEAR BULLY: A collection of personal stories from today’s top authors for teens and young readers.

Bio: Carrie Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of the NEED series-which includes Need, Captivate, Entice and Endure -as well as Girl, Hero; Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape); and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend. She is the coauthor, with Steven E. Wedel, of After Obsession and co-editor of Dear Bully. Carrie lives in Maine with a scrawny cat, an obese cat, two tremendously large white dogs, and occasional pixies.
Carrie’s Website:
Auction Terms:
    • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount and email address; anonymous bidding is NOT allowed.
    • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to the designated charity organization(s).
    • 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.  Unless otherwise stated, bidding on most items will start between $5 and $100, depending on the item and approximate value, but the starting bid is merely suggested.  You may open bidding at more, if you’d like.
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  1. I will happily raise the bid to $105

  2. $110 Please.

  3. I'm in...$200. :-) woo hoo!

  4. Christine Bristol christine@thebristols.orgApril 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM


  5. I'll go for $220!

  6. For those of you interested in bidding who aren't affiliated to a school--you can arrange to donate the visit to a school in your area! It's a tax write off, and you'll be doing something amazing for the kids in your community.

    Kids today need us to expose them to the beauty and brilliance of books and writing. You could help do that by winning this amazing donation from an amazing author. <3

  7. Does it have to be a school? Could it be a library to increase literacy in children/teens?

    1. Hi Kristin! I received your email regarding this, and have sent you a response. :)

    2. Thanks :)

  8. $250

  9. $300

  10. Nice job!! Congratulations! That is above my budget :(

  11. Thanks! I think there is going to be some very happy kids to find out we got this for them. =)

  12. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Sheri on her winning bid of $400!

    I'll send the winner an email shortly confirming the winning bid along with payment/donation instructions.

    Thank you all for participating in The Write Stuff for Boston auction! Please be sure to check out the other amazing items still available.

  13. =) We are very happy here in Virginia! Great author, great cause!