Posted by: rcwriter | May 1, 2009

Kickoff to a Fantastic Summer

May is finally here! Kids are finishing up school, high school and college seniors are preparing to graduate and getting excited about future plans, my roses are starting to bloom, and I hear the beach calling.

You all know one of my favorite hobbies is reading. I’m trying to pass this love along to my children. For the most part they are readers. Even Soccerboy is but won’t admit it.  My main concern with my kids reading is the choice of books that are thrust at them through the media. Being a writer, I know there are some fabulously awesome, wholesome books out there that promote my Christian values.  That’s when I came up with The Sandbox Summer Reading Festival.

The Sandbox Summer Reading Festival kicks off today, May 1 and ends August 31. Beach Reads will feature lots of work for kids of all ages and interest. Some of the authors I’ll have are Shelley Adina, Paul McCusker, Brandilyn & Amberly Collins, and Susan Marlow.  I have several contests already in place and more in the works.

Beach Reads won’t be just for kids this summer, I have some goodies and reviews for parents.

I have days set aside for kids’ reviews of books. Parents must submit the review, and only the child’s first name and age will be appear with the review. I’ll take these starting now.

Thanks for joining me for a Summer full of fun.


  1. I’m looking forward to participating this summer and hope the kids don’t mind continue learning with my Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series. I also look forward to other seeing what all you have to offer this summer. I think this is a great idea to keep the kids reading and learning throughout the summer – E 🙂

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDS), 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    STATE OF WILDERNESS, Book 1 of 50 now available.
    STATE OF QUARRIES, book 2 of 50 now available
    STATE OF RESERVATIONS, book 3 of 50 coming 2009

    WHERE WILL THE ADVENTURE TAKE YOU NEXT? (series newsletter forum)


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