Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Mysteries: Day 5

It's Day 5 of our 12 Days of Mysteries, demystifying holiday gift-giving for book lovers! Today we're mixing it up and NOT giving our usual book suggestions. If you're looking for a book-related idea that's a little different, check out these programs and charities!

Laura Ellen recommends the Letters in the Mail program as a great kid gift. Authors send subscribers a letter in the mail each month for only $5 a month.

Elisa Ludwig suggests Girls Write Now, which works with high school girls in NYC's public schools to help develop their writing and provide other opportunities for intellectual/emotional growth and career development. Elisa says, "Last year my agent made a holiday donation to the organization in my honor, and this year I want to continue the tradition!

Do you know a budding writer working on a young adult, middle grade, or new adult manuscript? Why not give them a manuscript critique! No, you don't have to do that yourself; you can outsource it! Diana Renn recommends a great freelance editing service run by four kidlit authors called -- clearly enough -- Manuscript Critique Services. (Clarity -- trust us, you want that in an editor!) And . . . do you have a writer in your life who is going the indie publishing route? Or who needs help with graphic design? Send them to Renee Combs Design for all their design needs and even help with promotion!

Miss any of our Days of Mysteries? Looking for kidlit mystery/thriller books that would make great gifts? Scroll back in time here:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four

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