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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kid Lit Author and Co-Founder of the SCBWI, Stephen Mooser Helps Haitian Students #KidLitForHaiti

KID LIT FOR HAITI:  StephenMooser is a master of the middle grade novel with over 60 books to his credit--He's donating signed book to the highest auction bidder-as long as you have a U.S. Mailing address.
Check out his BOOKS on this Indie website (or visit Tattered Cover or Boulder Bookstore)
If you’ve ever attended an SCBWI conference, you will know that Stephen has a big heart for Haiti (that’s why this is the second of two items he’s donating for this auction). Stephen was in Haiti shortly after the 2011 earthquake. His son, Bryn spent three years in Haiti as head of a group called Artists for Peace and Justice ( associated with St. Damiens hospital in Port Au Prince)—in the end Bryn Mooser oversaw the building of three schools in Haiti, elementary, middle and high school—Bryn also started the first little league team in Haiti and built the first movie theater following the earthquake—Sun City Picture House. A movie about the theater won awards. Furthermore Baseball InThe Time of Cholera-a short film about the team and the cholera epidemic also won awards –check out both--Bryn Mooser and ArtistsFor Peace and Justice
Stephen Mooser
Stephen Mooser grew up in Fresno, California and later attended UCLA where he received a BA in Motion Pictures and later a Masters in Journalism. Steve even got into politics and was President of the UCLA Senior Class in 1963.  After graduating he spent some time looking for treasure. Steve searched for pirate gold hidden an Island in the Gulf of Panama, and spent nearly a year searching the Utah desert for bars of silver stolen by the Outlaw Butch Cassidy and his partner, The Sundance Kid.
Needless to say, Steve didn’t find much treasure, but many of his personal adventures have found their way into his books. Steve Mooser’s first book for children, 101 Black Cats (Scholastic) revolved around a treasure as did Orphan Jeb at the Massacree (Knopf) and Shadows on the Graveyard Trail (Dell Yearling). Among series books Steve has written are The Treasure Hounds (Troll), The Creepy Creature Club (Dell)The All-Star Meatballs (Dell) and Goofball Malone, Ace Detective (Penguin). In all Steve has written over 60 books for children. In addition to adventure stories, he has written a number of nonfiction books about the Weird and Strange. Those include Into The Unknown: Nine Astounding Stories (Lippincott) and The Man Who Ate A Car and Tons of Other Weird True Stories (Dell).

In 1971, with Lin Oliver, Stephen Mooser co-founded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Today, the SCBWI has nearly 25,000 members around the world with chapters everywhere from Montana to Mongolia and Indiana to India. Find out more at www.scbwi.org
You might be interested to see Steve’s latest project, Class Clown Academy atwww.classclownacademy.com . The Class Clown Academy is a virtual school where you can watch funny films in the school theater, build and fly paper airplanes, have a food fight in the cafeteria, compose some whoopee cushion tunes in the music room, and shop for neat Class Clown Academy books and merchandise in the student store.

This auction: is for a signed Stephen Mooser book!

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; I can be reached for questions in the comment section here or at  ktomsic@gmail.com
When does this auction close?
**This Auction will close on December 14**

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What happens if I win?

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