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Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrating the Small Things, @WeWrite4U, New Book by Deirdra Eden


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My small celebration this week is the word, READ. If you've seen my previous posts, you'll know I'm supporting Literacy all month, and hope you'll join me. HERE ARE THE DETAILS. They're simple and I've done the Tweets for you.


1. Let me know you're interested by signing up on the Linky below. If possible grab the code and share it on your blog. If not, then please add the link to The Write Game, so others can sign up. I'll keep the Linky on my blog until the last week in September.



2. Below are some pre-written Tweets and I'm hoping we can TWEET UP A STORM with Tweets and RT's the month of September.

3. I've created a LIST/GROUP for Twitter @WeWrite4U_Lit, so please join and use the group's handle.

4. I've followed and been followed by these literacy groups: 

@supportliteracy 
@LitPartners 
@literature_dp
@literacycoop
@HouLit

You might want to add some of them to spread your tweets.

5. Post about LITERACY on your fb Timeline at least once a week in September, and SHARE/TWEET those posts that others put up.

12 FRESH TWEETS (in parentheses I’ve put the source just in case you need it) Hope you'll create some of your own, too.

Read to your kids.

Volunteer to teach reading. You're needed.

Where parent involvement is low, classroom mean average is 46 points below the nat'l average. @LitPartners @literacycoop @WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.rif.org/us/about/literacy-facts-and-stats.htm)

Without literacy democracy doesn't stand a chance.


33% 4th grd public school students at or below Basic level on the 2009 Nat'l Assessment of Educational Progress rding tests @WeWrite4U_Lit (www.rif.org/us/about/literacy-facts-and-stats.htm)

44 million adults in U.S. can't read well enough to read a simple story to a child.(http://www.readfaster.com/education_stats.asp) 

90% of U.S. welfare recipients are high school dropouts (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)

In U.S. one child in four grows up not knowing how to read. (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)

$80 billion or more each year in lost worker productivity (FYI citation: http://www.literacypartners.org/literacy-in-america/impact-of-illiteracy) 

H.S. seniors who read at or above Proficient has been declining since 1992. @WeWrite4U_Lit @Literacy_4_Life @literacycoop (http://www.rif.org/us/about/literacy-facts-and-stats.htm)


Now I have a new book to introduce to you. And what better time to have a book about fairies, demons and witchcraft? October is just around the corner so is All Hallows Eve. Also you'll want to take advantage of the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light






 In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity. Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.



The Watchers Series has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural. The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Traditional Apocrypha, The Pearl of Great Price, and The Kabbalah.

“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad. Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions







About the Author



"My goal in writing is to saturate my books with intrigue, mystery, romance, and plot twists that will keep my readers in suspense. I want to see fingerprints on the front and back covers where readers have gripped the novel with white knuckles! Aside from writing, I enjoy jousting in arenas, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures."

-Deirdra Eden

Find Deirdra Eden and The Watchers Series online on AmazonDeirdra's websiteFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad, and Pinterest.


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27 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Deirdra on her release. THE WATCHERS sounds like a perfect read for the coming month. Wishing her much success.

    Lee, thanks for the helpful tweets. It's a pleasure to help spread the word about literacy and you make it super easy. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Appreciate your help in spreading the Tweets! Thanks so much, and thanks for your comments here.

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  2. Okay, how did she do those sparkly things on the book cover. Magic?! :)

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    1. There's an app for just about everything these days.

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  3. Hi Lee - I suspect the stats are similar for us here in the UK ...
    Literacy is so so important and how can we manage without it ...

    I hope Deirdra has much success with her release .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It's a huge issue around the world. Hard to believe in this internet, connected society where reading is essential.

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  4. What a good, ambitious literacy project. And congrats to Deirdra.

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  5. Those literacy stats are scary and sad. Makes me appreciate even more that my kids love to read as much as I do. Congrats to Deirdra on her new book. I've added it to my list. I love her trailer!

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  6. What you're doing is quite wonderful. You making such a difference, Lee. Bravo. Congratulations to Deirdra. Her book sounds awesome.

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    1. I hope this small effort grows among the writing community and we can make a difference.

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  7. I've been posting free reads for National Literacy Month. Not doing so well on the tweets. I think I need to close down my twitter account, I just never have really gotten it.

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    1. All support is important. Thanks, Elizabeth.

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  8. Supporting literacy is so important. What a 'magical' cover, congrats to Deirdre.

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  9. Congrats to Deirdra as this book sounds enchanting:) I hope more and more will actually pick up a book and read

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  10. Three Cheers for Deirdra's release. Wishing her the very best :-)

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  11. Literacy is a wonderful cause to celebrate and support! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Congrats to Deirdra on her release, and to you for supporting literacy! I agree the statistics are staggering. You are thoughtful to raise awareness of this important issue.

    Julie

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  13. I love that you are promoting literacy and spreading the word. Twitter is the area I don't comprehend as well as I should. It is on my list to get better at. Still, I will send some tweets out about it. :)
    ~Jess

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  14. Tweeting for Literacy-READ!!!! The Watchers looks and sounds amazing!

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  15. Sweet tweets for literacy!!! Love your heart for this, C. Lee!

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  16. Thanks for the information on the book! Def. good for the upcoming holiday season.
    And yes, I agree; literacy is very important and that's awesome you're spreading the word all month.

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  17. One of these days I'm gonna be a tweeter...now I'm only a woofer. I love the Watcher's cover - especially the way it glitters. Wishing Deirdra much success!

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    1. Just put your lips together and blow. :-) Or was that whistling?

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  18. Congrats to Deidra.

    I'll send a tweet now.

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