Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buy a Book, Save an Endangered Animal...PICK THE CHIMPANZEE

A special edition of Heather McCorkle’s The Secret Of Spruce Knoll is releasing from Compass Press this month and she’s doing a special tour to go along with it. The special part, a percentage of the proceeds from every special edition sold (in every format) between its release date and 12-12-2012, will go toward Heather’s favorite charity that protects endangered species. Her goal is to make at least $10,000 for the charity.

So, I super love this whole concept. A great book just in time for the holidays and a cause worth supporting--killing two birds with one stone (ok, not a good analogy here)*.

Of course there are prizes during the tour which goes from December 1st through the 17th. Prizes include a symbolic endangered species adoption of the winner’s choice (a $50 donation by Heather to the charity for the endangered species of the winner’s choice, and cute stuffed animal for the winner!), signed copies of her novels and great swag. For full details, and to enter, go here.

For the tour Heather has asked each blog host to pick their favorite endangered species and she will tell us a fun or interesting fact about that animal.

I've chosen the chimpanzee. For obvious reasons.

Oh my gosh. So. freaking. adorable.

Note to winner: PICK THE CHIMPANZEE!!!

Heather: I must be honest, monkeys give me the creeps. I won't even go to their exhibits at the zoo. *shudders* Don't ask me why, maybe it's the poo-slinging. ;) 

Carol: The poo-slinging is the best part. Come on. That's awesome. They're like people except they're free to do everything politically incorrect (and horribly unsanitary, but whatever.)

Eh hmm...I'll let Heather explain why chimps need our support.

Heather: Chimps used to be found in 25 African countries, but sadly, now they are extinct in three of those countries and are near-extinct in four more due to deforestation and hunting.

Carol: The thought of these little guys not being around any more...it breaks my heart. So, please...do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Secret of Spruce Knoll for some sweet reading and save an animal today. And also, PICK THE CHIMPANZEE.

Buy links for the eBooks:


Also, if you haven't yet entered to win a signed copy of HERE by Denise Grover Swank, you can still do so by going here. Giveaway ends this Friday, December 16.

*I don't kill birds, fyi--not the real, non-metaphorical ones. Once, when I was ten, as we were walking to school, my best friend Luis threw a stone that killed a bird, and I wouldn't talk to him for days, even though he felt really bad and swore he'd never do it again. It was very sad for me, and I have never forgotten how I felt that day. 

Although now I kind of have a thing with birds. They creep me out a little. I'm not sure why. Hitchcock, maybe.

But chimpanzees are cool. PICK THE CHIMPANZEE.


  1. I didn't realize chimpanzees are endangered. I really like them too. So sad. Great choice Carolina and thanks for all the info Heather.

  2. Heather is fabulous, and this is a great cause. Thanks for spotlighting it, Carolina.

  3. I absolutely love that she's doing this! Someday, if I ever make money at writing, I'd love to make a difference by supporting charities like this one. I'll definitely check out her site. Go chimpanzees!

  4. I also didn't realize they were endangered.
    How wonderful that she is promoting literacy while giving to another cause.

  5. ACK on the poo-slinging, but I agree this is a great concept for a book tour and wonderful cause!

  6. Natalie, their one of those creatures you don't think about as being endangered. It's so sad that they are.

    Salarsen, you're making me blush dear!

    Susan, that's wonderful! And you will, I have faith!

    Kelly, thank you so much.

    Tricia, lol! I know right? But Carol does have a point. It would be nice to be able to do what we feel. And thank you! :)

  7. Heather, have I told you lately how much I <3 you?! :-)

  8. Wonderful info, and great choice. Chimps are freaking adorable!!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  9. I knew a poo-slinging comment would make its way into the post!

  10. hi miss carolina and miss heather! wow! its just way cool that you could wanna help those animals. at our house we give money to www and nws for that. i hope you get zillions of books sold so lots of money could go to help.
    ...hugs from lenny

  11. Truly fantastic cause. I will definitely be purchasing a copy.

    Go the Chimpanzee!

  12. I didn't know that chimpanzees were endangered--aw, that is sad!

  13. When Heather was on my blog, she covered the panda. I had no idea chimpanzees were endangered too.

  14. Ha, this reminds me of the chimps from Madagascar :) Great idea to support animals! I love it!

  15. Shannon, aw, you are the sweetest EVER. Have I told you how much I love you lately?!

    Sarah, I have to admit, aside from the poo slinging, they kind of are. ;)

    Alex, of course! LOL!

    Lenny, that's so kind of you. Thank you for donating and for your sweet words.

    Wendy, thank you so VERY much. I hope you enjoy the read. :)

    Golden Eagle, it is. :(

    Theresa, it's terrible isn't it? It seems like nearly every creature is making its way onto the list.

    Alexia, it does! Loved them!

  16. This is really interesting that chimpanzees are endangered. Sometimes I wonder about our world...

  17. Oh I'll pick a chimp anytime - I'm a monkey in the Chinese zodiac. They're my favorite near-human animals.

  18. Christina, me too. It's getting pretty scary.

    Sophia, a very lucky sign from what I hear!

  19. I didn't realize chimps were endangered either. I suppose most species are these days sad. What a great idea to repackage for charity. Thanks for sharing these two books.

  20. The chimpanzee is so eerily human (yes, even the poo-slinging. because yeah. I have kids).

    I can't imagine a world in which we'd let them dwindle and disappear.

    Love this cause, Carol.
    Go chimps!


  21. Carolina, please twit your friend Heather by informing her chimpanzees are apes, not monkeys. That may start a flame war. :)


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