A few weeks ago, I attended a writer’s conference in North Carolina. I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles that weekend. I enjoyed learning about their heart for ministry and their dedication to sharing the gospel through Christian Devotions Ministries.
Eddie has a new young adult novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, that is now available. Here is some information that I volunteered to share with you about the book and a unique opportunity to give back:
Young Adult Pirate Author Seeks to Raise $10,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation
Raleigh, NC— Social networking has changed the way young people communicate. Can we keep books in “their” loop? According to KidSay Market Researchers, Facebook is now the favorite website among tween (8-11) boys and teen (12-15) girls. Over 90% of tween boys and girls play games online. Could a pirate tale be the perfect antidote to the adolescent blank-stare fascination with video games?
“My goal in writing this book was to spur the imagination of young readers. Boys especially,” says Young Adult author, Eddie Jones. “I wanted to create within them a desire to read and set sail for a life of adventure on the high seas.” Note: Eddie sails and surfs and sometimes works. “I also want to help kids (and adults) who suffer with epilepsy. My goal is to raise $10,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of Ricky Bradshaw, the hero of the book.” (Ricky suffers from epilepsy.) “For each book sold, the publisher will donate a few pieces of eight—half a sandy dollar—to the Epilepsy Foundation.”
Jones says, regardless of how well the book sells, if it helps others become “Seizure Smart!” and raises money to fight epilepsy, it’s a success.
About the Book:
RICKY BRADSHAW has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He’s never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones’ locker or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life with his widowed mom in a tiny apartment overlooking a marina on the Chesapeake Bay. But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky’s apartment building burns down and he falls into the chilly waters while trying to save a dog with shrimp breath. Suddenly Ricky finds himself thrust into a world where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory ahead of him… if only Ricky can summon the courage to survive the curse of Captain LaFoote.
About the Author:
Eddie Jones is a full time freelance writer and author of five non-fiction books, one young adult novel, and one adult romantic comedy. He sails, surfs and freely admits: “I’m a boat swab at heart and thief and liar when honest work proves unprofitable.”
A Young Adult / Tween novel, Rated PG13
eBook ISBN – 978-1-935600-05-3 Available in Kindle
Print ISBN – 978-1-935600-04-6 Available on February 14, 2011
Amazing, huh? The Kindle edition is only $2.99! At that price, you can afford to buy one for yourself and one for someone else. Click on the button below to find out more about the Buy a Boy a Book campaign to do just that:
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One response to “The Curse of Captain LaFoote”
Hey Allison, thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I always enjoy connecting with readers. I hope you’ll come back again and add to the conversation. Thanks for the heads up on Capt. LaFoote too – sounds like a good book! See you around 🙂