Sponsor me during Mountain of Words

Now through Nov. 17, I’m participating in the fourth annual Mountain of Words, a Write-A-thon to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community. I’ll be writing like a madwoman. You can help by sponsoring me.

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This organization changes lives through engaging children, teens and families with innovative writing and arts programs for those too often overlooked and unheard. Programming is centered in communities of color and provide learning and healing spaces where powerful voices can be shared and amplified to create a more just and equitable world.

Your donation will help to fund:
• an online magazine program for youth of color, who produce Word on the Street/La Voz de los Jovenes, a bilingual online arts and culture platform for youth.
Family Voices, a family writing and arts program for schools and community programs.
Artist mentor residencies in schools, afterschool, summer and community programs .

Click the link below to sponsor me for the amount you feel comfortable in giving. All donations are tax-deductible.

DONATE HERE

Want to send a check? Make it out to Asheville Writers in the Schools, mail to P.O. BOX 1508 Asheville, NC, 28802 and put my name in the memo line!

Indiegogo success — thank you!

Indiegogo success — thank you!

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all of the support (financial and otherwise) for my Indiegogo campaign. I successfully met and exceeded the goal, thanks to you! In fact, the full amount was raised just after the three-week mark. Incredible!

Today is the final day of the campaign, so if you still wanted to be part of it, click this link. There are still some cool perks up for grabs, including signed books and homemade cookies. There are also two band bios (to be written by me) remaining, at a one-time discount rate of $100. Just in case you’re in need of such a thing.

Readings and author events for How to talk to Rockstars start this week! Find the schedule here.

Book news!

girl_reading_bookI’m thrilled to announce that How to Talk to Rockstars will be one of the eight titles showcased in the Debut Fiction ForeSight editorial article planned for the summer issue of Forward Reviews. Look for it on May 18.

Also, the Indiegogo Campaign is now 73% funded and on track for success. Interested in supporting the launch and book tour for How to Talk to Rockstars? Want you own advance copy? Make that happen here.

Launch of the “How to Talk to Rockstars” Indiegogo Campaign

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 10.30.43 AMYes, it’s April Fool’s Day, but this is not a joke! April 1 marks the start of my Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the book launch and author tour of How to Talk to Rockstars. Visit the campaign page for the *new* book trailer (videography by Jesse Hamm, an awesome song by Night’s Bright Colors and words by me) and fun incentives including homemade cookies, advanced copies of the novel and embroidered rockstar patches for your favorite denim jacket.

Please share the link! And thank you for coming along on this journey.

Click here for the campaign