Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 13, 2013

Authors For the Philippines Online Auction

phil_badge1Authors for the Philippines is running an auction to raise money to help the typhoon victims hit so hard by the devastating storm that tore through the Philippines this past week. Even though it is being held in the UK, they are accepting bids from all over the world and payments will go through the British Red Cross, so no need to worry about the money not getting to the victims or paying in pounds. 

The auction starts today, but you can still donate something to help, since they are looking to raise as much money as possible. You will find authors/editors/agents  giving away critiques, books, school visits, and character names. Besides raising money for a worthy cause, it also helps the author/editor/agent donating by getting their name and books out there in the marketplace. I would consider donating and bidding.

  • They’d like as wide a variety of items as possible (because they’d like to raise as much money as possible), so if you would like to donate an item, please send details of what it is you’re offering, i.e. a dedication in a forthcoming book, a manuscript critique, signed books, etc., (along with, if possible, a photo and bio) to  and we will list them on the site.
  • Bidding opens 8am Wednesday 13th November and will close 8pm Wednesday 20th November (both GMT)

Below is the Index of items as of yesterday:

1: Manuscript/submission package critique + mentoring by YA author KERIS STAINTON + signed books
2: Manuscript and synopsis critique by children’s author Susie Day
3: Manuscript critique of a YA or NA novel with Catherine Cooper
4: Two children’s books by Dee Kirkby
5: Signed books by Clodagh Murphy
6: Signed set of Rachel Ward books + ‘The Drowning’ limited edition canvas shopping bag and pen
7: Teri Terry will visit YOUR school!
8: Opening chapter and synopsis critique by Jo Franklin
9: A character named after you in Keren David’s next book
10: Signed books by Fiona Dunbar
11: Signed copy of Raining Fire by Alan Gibbons
12: Freelance feature writing course with Ellie Levenson
13: Full set of signed Rachel Riley books by Joanna Nadin
14: Submission package critique with Ruth Warburton
15: Signed US paperbacks of the 13 trilogy by Michelle Harrison, plus a 13 Treasures charm bracelet and a set of playing cards
16: Jointly signed and doodled-in copy of ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
17: Signed Phil Earle books + swag + your name in the acknowledgements
18: Signed copies of ‘Grandad’s Bench’ and ‘Siddharth and Rinki’ by Addy Farmer
19: Sally Nicholls author event + signed and dedicated copy of ‘Close Your Pretty Eyes’
20: Blog-to-book advice with Betty Herbert + signed book
21: Signed books from Abi Burlingham
22: Signed CJ Daugherty Night School books + swag
23: Signed books from Cat Clarke
24: Character name from Liz de Jager
25: Submission package, critique & counsel from Alex Campbell
26: First three chapters and letter critique package by YA author Katy Moran, plus signed copy of ‘Hidden Among Us’.
27: Signed picture books by Thomas Taylor
28: Email critique by children’s book agent Julia Churchill.
29: A character name in Shelley Harris’s next book + two tickets to the launch party.
30: Signed first edition books by Guy Anthony De Marco + Harl Vincent ARC
31: Signed Dougal Trump books by Jackie Marchant
32: Signed/dedicated copies of ‘Me, Suzy P’ and ‘Suzy P and the Trouble with Three’ by Karen Saunders
33: Synopsis critique by author Rowan Coleman
34: Manuscript critique by Editorial Director for Random House Children’s Publishing, Becky Stradwick
35: Signed hardback first editions of ‘Fly by Night’ and ‘A Face Like Glass’ by Frances Hardinge
36: Signed copies of ‘Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind’ and ‘Geekhood: Mission Improbable’ by Andy Robb.
37: Signed copy of ‘The Long Weekend’ by Savita Kalhan (3 available)
38: Editorial advice from author Pippa Wright
39: Signed US hardback edition of FIREBRAND and a signed BLOODSTONE cover by Gillian Philip
40: Signed/dedicated copies of ‘The Beauty Chorus’ and ‘The Perfume Garden’ by Kate Lord Brown

Happy Bidding!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Reblogged this on Darlene Beck-Jacobson and commented:
    Here is one way you can help victims of the Typhoon in the Phillippines.


  2. What a fantastic cause. And may they raise an enormous amount of money.

    Will tweet this.


  3. This is an impressive effort! I hope it pulls a lot of $ in! And for anyone who doesn’t follow, here was a touching blog post in relation to the typhoon effort:


  4. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks so much for sharing about this worthy cause. I’ve just donated greeting cards and I’ve blogged about your post. 🙂


  5. I saw on Tracy’s blog that you had done a post about this as well, Kathy. My post went up on Monday after I saw Candy Gourlay’s…she was one of my panel-mates at the Singapore conference last May. So happy that many in the kid lit community are showing support. There are some super cool items up for bid.:)


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