Press Release Fun: The Bridget Zinn Auction
Matthew Holm and the Portland, Oregon children’s literary blogger community (oh yeah, baby, the big guns) are calling on YOU to help out Bridget Zinn. Bridget is a librarian, a blogger, and an author to boot. She also has colon cancer. So what have the bloggers and authors of the world done? Rallied, baby, rallied.
Says Matthew on his site far better than I ever could:
It’s easy. Go to the auction site linked to above. See which of the fabulous item(s), lovingly donated by members of the kidlit community, you want/need/must have. Each item is in its own post. To bid, simply write your bid in the comments section for that item. Simple!
Oh—you’re saying to yourself, "This will all be some cheesy junk that no one would want." Really? How monstrous. Get a load of this, you sad, sad, cynical person, you:
That’s from the auction item, "Three Night Guesthouse Stay with Breakfast" in Torrey, Utah, just outside Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Just try turning your nose up at that!
Anyway, check out the auction items; there will be more coming on-line over the next few days. Bidding starts ASAP, and ends May 29. Oh, and if you have something fabulous YOU can donate, please e-mail Jone MacCulloch.
Conveniently, May 29 is also the date for Phase 2 of our evil scheme to help a friend and colleague in need: A LIVE auction at Portland’s Lucky Lab Brewery, with many more outstanding items up for bid (though, generally, items that are not so easily transported outside of the Portland Metro Region). Stay tuned for more details!
Did I forget to mention GO BID RIGHT NOW?
Prizes may include getting your name in a Babymouse book, original art, signed books, and even a manuscript critique. You gonna say no to that?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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