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Teen author visits Tony Matthews Boys & Girls Club with a message & the Gift of READING

December 18, 2012

 

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Christal Jordan/Enchanted PR                                                                                                                                                                                 678/499-0297/christal@enchantedpr.net

 

 

Teen author visits Tony Matthews Boys & Girls Club with a message & the Gift of READING

December 17, 2012

African American on the Move Book Club, Write on Promotions,  Delphine Publication and new sci-fi teen author Stone Erickson teamed up to bring the gift of reading  to some special children from the Tony Matthews Boys & Girls Club Cobb County, located at 785 Fontaine Rd, Austell, GA on Friday, December 14th from 5pm – 7pm.  AAMBC , Write On Promotions and Delphine Publications teamed up to raise over 1,000 gently used children’s books, along with pajamas sets for the children to celebrate the holiday season.  New teen author Stone Erickson donated over fifty of his personal books including his favorite series such as: The Magic Treehouse, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Star Wars for the children.

Youth sci-fi author Stone Erickson was excited to participate in the holiday book drive, especially as it’s his first appearance after signing a book deal with Delphine Publications on his fifteenth birthday.  “I started reading because I was introduced to it when I was little. My Mom would read to me a lot and I had a friend who could read a lot faster than I could and he helped me learn to read better also,” Stone Erickson remembers.  Stone says he hopes the books he donated will strike a chord with the kids just as they did with him years ago.  The high school freshman says being able to encourage younger children to read and connect with books makes him feel good about his accomplishment.   “Everyone can draw something out of reading.  For kids it’s a matter of finding the type of book you can connect with. The earlier kids start reading, the more they will enjoy it when they grow up.”  Stone Erickson hopes to continue encouraging kids to read the release of his first novel “Black Angel”, the first in a newly introduced series slated for release in March 2013.

The Holiday Book Drive was sponsored by the African American on the Move Book Club, Write on Promotions, Charm Kommunications, Urbania Magazine, Delphine Publications, Enchanted PR and Drama Baby. Delphine Publications Founder and author Tamika Newhouse says the Holiday Book Drive is a yearly event for her imprint and will continue to be. “For us to be able to plant seeds in the hearts of little ones is so important for us. Statistics say if children aren’t reading fluently by third grade, their chances of graduating high school drop tremendously.  As authors it’s important for us to encourage literacy in our children,” Newhouse says.  Delphine publications recently started a youth imprint which will include Stone Erickson’s debut novel, “Black Angels” along with a teen beauty queen Tori Turner and her self-empowerment debut entitled “When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. Big”.

For press interviews with Stone Erickson, please contact Christal Jordan, Enchanted PR 678-499-0297 or christal@enchantedpr.net

For more information regarding the event please contact Kolonda Scott, publicist at charmkommunications@gmail.com, or Raven Sims, publicist at ravenpr@gmail.com

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