I'm counting down the days 'til the release of my newest book, ALL ARE WELCOME, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. And I have a special pre-order proposal to share with you to benefit Title 1 schools...
A little background: both Suzanne's and my children attend Title 1 schools in New York and Seattle. Eighty percent of children in my son's school speak a different language at home. It's not unusual to see kids in hijabs and yarmulkes playing with friends in baseball caps in the school yard. We feel so fortunate to be part of school communities that celebrate diversity and foster inclusivity for hundreds of students each day.
Suzanne and I are committed to supporting Title 1 schools however we can and so I'm offering a special pre-order incentive for writers' groups.
-Do you have a writers' group?
-Would you be interested in having me visit your group for a 30 minute publishing chat/ask me anything session via Skype?
-Would you like to help me get books to Title 1 schools?
-If you've answered yes to all of these questions, great! Here's what you'll need to do:
-Reach out to me at allarewelcomebook [at] gmail.com, subject: "Title 1 Pre-order"
-Let me know how many people will be joining for the session. I ask that you order one copy per person joining, minimum 5 copies, please. But if you have a larger group, let's talk, we can make it a longer session that's either all q&a or I can do a talk on a topic of interest or first pages or query critiques. I'm flexible!
-I hook you up with an NYC-based independent bookstore for the pre-order and we'll distribute the books you ordered to classrooms for back-to-school. (If there's an independent bookstore in your area you'd like to work with, we can do that instead.) We set an evening or weekend time for our Skype visit.
-We have a lovely book talk & Title 1 schools get books.
-You & your writing group members will also be eligible to a one-of-a-kind original art piece by Suzanne Kaufman of your child’s school or their class. One winner will be randomly chosen on or about July 10, 2018 from all entries received. Full details here.
Limited slots available! Please reach out to pre-order before 7/9.