Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School CELEBRATION - a book GIVEAWAY!

In honor of my son's first day back at pre-school, I'm inviting you to join me in celebrating the fresh start of the school year and the promise of a year filled with the wonder of learning!

My company, Balanced Steps, will donate a copy of We Are Girls Who Love to Run to the school of your choice (you must be one of the first 100 replies to this post!). *see details below!

Before embarking on this amazing trip called motherhood I was an elementary school teacher. I remember those first precious days of the school year as the students (3rd & 4th graders) and I got to know one another and we laid out our goals and expectations for the year. Those were days filled with excitement, a bit of nervousness (for both teacher and kids!), uncertainty and promise. This last one was the most important - promise that I would be there to help guide the kids and help them discover new ideas, develop new friendships, read new books, and pull them through their struggles. For them there was the promise of meeting the expectations of being a learner in my classroom, a good listener and classmate for their peers, and for letting me know HOW I could assist them in making the year a good one. BIG expectations - you bet! BIG results - absolutely!

It is those great promises that I celebrate in my bilingual book We Are Girls Who Love to Run (Somos Chicas y A Nosotras Nos Encanta Correr). The book is filled with hope and joy for girls who are discovering their inner strengths and passions and learing to share them with the world. True, the book's underlying theme is running, but the text reaches out to girls of all ages, interests and abilities. Seriously, I've signed some books for women to give to their best friends. The book reaches all.

So . . . how can you help me celebrate? I'm glad you asked! Here are those fun details:

* Buy a copy of We Are Girls Who Love to Run to keep or give as a gift and we'll ship a FREE copy to the school of your choice (and include a note letting the school know you chose them to receive the book)!

In your order please be sure to include:

1) your name & address
2) your chosen school's name & address
3) check or money order for $26.20 made out to Balanced Steps, LLC (this covers your book + shipping/handling for both books) *WA residents please add your local sales tax for the $17.99 value of your copy of the book.

Mail your order to:

Balanced Steps, LLC
PO Box 1179
Duvall, WA 98019

Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your order (it will likely take less time, but we don't want you to worry if you don't get it immediately - we are a small company and will have 200 books going out to 200 destinations!). This offer is not available through the Balanced Steps website. It is a special through the Girl Who Loves to Run blog ONLY (orders placed through Amazon.com are not eligible for this offer)!

Feel free to spread the word about this Back to School CELEBRATION! Remember the first 100 folks that leave a comment here and place their order will get a FREE copy sent to the school of their choice!

1 comment:

Brianna said...

I'm happy to report that people are getting in on this fun! We've got a few books ready to send to some schools - won't they be surprised to get a bilingual book to add to their libraries?!