Saturday, January 30, 2010

Runaway Storm

Runaway Storm, D.E. Knobbe's fast-paced adventure book is for readers ages 12 and up. It's an exciting story about a 15 year-old runaway who takes off on a kayak, but quickly sees his adventure turn into a struggle for survival. You can see an interesting video preview of this gripping story by clicking here.

The author has also launched a great summer giveaway - the right answers to a few questions can win one lucky reader a kayak! Check out the contest by clicking the above link as well. I'm looking forward to reading Runaway Storm!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Eric Walters

Eric Walters is currently the Feature Author on our home page. Eric is a prolific storyteller who shares his gifts and passions with the world in many innovative ways. One of Eric's current philanthropy projects is with Toronto District Schools. Eric is part of a team that uses an interactive approach to literature to engage boys in the writing process by incorporating technology. This unique reading program's goal is to ultimately involve up to 5,000 students across Canada. Kids who take part can win basketballs, tickets etc, and at the end of the year the program will conclude with a massive group literacy day.

Creation of Hope is another project Eric has founded. This project began with a chance meeting with a young boy in a marketplace and the discovery that he was one of over 500 orphans in and around Kikima – a small rural community in Kenya. To learn more about this innovative project, click here. To learn more about Eric's unique body-of-work, click here.