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.