Happy Birthday, Annie!


What better way to end the summer than with a celebration.

And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!

Annie may be wrapping up her summer story over on Twitter and Facebook, but the best place to start is always at the beginning.

Enter the Annie Summer Birthday Giveaway to win a free print copy of Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella!

To enter, simply leave a comment below sharing your favorite birthday memory.

Entries are open until 11:59pm EST. We’ll determine the winner by random; winner will be notified here and via email.


Because I’m such a huge believer in supporting charity-based organizations such as these, I’ll be sending copies of Gold in the Days of Summer alongside my contributions to Books for America and Reader To Reader, Inc, both of which are literacy advocacy groups devoted to bringing a love of reading and lifelong learning to children and families in need.

A little about each organization in their own words:

Books For America “Books for America is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC that is having a huge impact on thousands of disadvantaged individuals. Our mission is to promote literacy, life-long learning and understanding by distributing donated new and used books of all types and other forms of educational media to organizations serving disadvantaged communities and individuals.”

Reader To Reader, Inc “Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding literacy and learning opportunities for the nation’s most chronically underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns.”

If you have books that could use a good home, please consider donating to one of these non-profit organizations to help promote literacy at home and throughout the world.

Thanks for reading!