"I will write the highest auction bidder for this item a poem about him/herself as their favorite fairy tale character. It will printed on my letterhead, signed, suitable for framing."
"There are three things that I love about Jane Yolen’s writing. . .
First, Jane Yolen’s luminous use of language is fluid, facile yet challenging, exquisite in its clarity.
Second, Yolen is a writer’s writer; the story is the thing in a Jane Yolen tale, everything furthers the story along, there’s almost never any self-indulgent prose that doesn’t keep the story in the air.
And finally,and possibly the most important, Jane Yolen is a remarkably human writer. Her stories always always always illuminate some facet of human nature, strengths, weaknesses, abilities, or beauties, in some way that causes me to look at life differently, from someone else’s viewpoint, through another human’s eyes." -- Zina Lee, Green Man Review
Opening bid: $25
Auction closes at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011