Operation Teen Book Drop


Today I’ve joined the Readergirlz and 100 other authors in Operation Teen Book Drop 2010. The goal is to leave books in teen friendly locations. So where better than my daughter’s junior high school. And I have to confess that I enjoyed the slight embarrassment she suffered photographing her mother in the school commons (now if only she would allow me chaperone a dance–think of the material!!!).

Next I headed to Burger Stop a favorite haunt for Layton High School students. The woman working thought I was insane, but she agreed to take a photo of me and my book, and then she started paging through it. So maybe I’ve found another reader…
Finally, I headed to the Starbucks near Northridge High School. Not only do plenty of teens head there during lunch and after school, if you bring your own mug on Tax Day, they’ll fill it with coffee for free. Yay! But the best part is that I got to see Ashley, a barista who has been there through oh-so many of my cafe writing sessions.

To find out more about Operation TBD check out www.readergirlz.com. You can find out who is involved, join a chat, or maybe even find a book in your hometown.
Happy reading, everyone!

You Comment, I Donate: Library Blog Challenge


This is a library-loving blog challenge!

For every commenter on this post between now and March 28th, I will donate $1 per commenter to Room to Read, an amazing organization that builds libraries around the world, up to an amount of $250.

How easy could it be? You comment, I donate money, and kids all over the world have the chance to discover their own love of reading.

Note that my pledge is “per commenter”—so don’t leave 50 comments all by yourself. But please do help me spread the word…link to this post, tweet about it, and send your friends here so they can comment and raise more money.

If you’re moved to make a flat-fee donation to your library, an organization like Room To Read, or to start your own challenge, you are quite welcome, and please leave that information in the comments.

For a complete list of participating bloggers (and to visit other sites where you can help libraries just by leaving a comment!) visit the writerjenn blog at http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/

Thanks, everyone! Let’s raise some $$$!