Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kids Need To Read

Just wanted to share something with you that author Toni LoTempio has put together to raise money to help underfunded libraries around America. Things are getting crazy with the economy and budgets are being slashed. I know for my local library, their funding is almost non existent and they're not able to buy new books. They actually started a program where patrons adopt books - they buy the book, donate it to the library and have the first chance to read it when it arrives. Reading is such an amazing gift and it's vital that everyone gets an opportunity to have access to good books. So here's the blurb Toni prepared for me....


Hey! During the month of May, Rocco and I are hosting a fundraiser. All proceeds from the sale of MY SUPERHERO SISTER, as well as a portion of sales from NO REST FOR THE WICCA and RAVEN’S KISS, will be donated to a very worthwhile cause: KIDS NEED TO READ!

KNTR is a charity based out of Arizona that was co-founded by actor Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly). Kids Need to Read was established to fight illiteracy by sending exciting new books to underfunded schools and libraries across the United States, as well as to other organizations that provide literacy support to children, particularly disadvantaged children. Their growing foundation does as much as it can to get children excited about reading. Their primary mission is to give books to institutions that lack the proper funding to purchase any themselves. They accomplish this by carefully selecting the books to be books of the highest quality reading material, so they will spark a high level of interest in the children who have access to them. It does no good for a child to start reading a book that is poorly written, only to put it down and decide reading is a bore. This high standard sets Kids Need to Read apart from many literacy programs.

Please spread the word and help us show support for this wonderful charity! After all, as writers and readers we know the importance of the written word! We will be making weekly announcements on it, so drop by our blog for more information: Your support is greatly appreciated! Also, if any authors out there would also like to help out and donate some of their proceeds to KNTR, please contact me at! Your support in any way you can is appreciated!

To purchase these books:

No Rest For The Wicca

My Superhero Sister

Raven's Kiss