Education is a door to the world (@Evernightpub and @WorldVision)

 

Evernight Publishing asked its authors what education means and they are posting our essays this week. For me, it’s a door that opens out into the world. Want to read more about why I think education is so important for girls? My essay is up at Evernight Publishing’s blog:

A Door to the World by Erin M. Leaf

EPWorldVision Fundraiser

Evernight Publishing Teams Up with World Vision to Support the Education for Girls Fund.

During the week of July 14 – 21, the full amount of every book purchased on the Evernight and Evernight Teen websites will be donated to World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund.

57 million primary-school-age children are not enrolled in school; 53 percent of these are girls. These children are at greater risk for exploitation, early marriage, and lower income-earning potential. World Vision addresses barriers to education and works with communities and local governments to improve the quality of education children receive.

Help support World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund by purchasing a book or two (or more!) from Evernight Publishing and Evernight Teen’s websites. The full price of each book purchased from July 14th to July 21st will be donated to this important cause.

Look for authors’ blog posts about what education means to them during the special fundraising week. Don’t miss their inspiring stories.

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Here are all my books at Evernight Publishing. Click the banner to buy and help contribute:

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Short stories make the best cuddle blankets…

 

Next Tuesday, I have a new release coming out: Love, Desperately. It’s about a girl and her two best friends (both hotties) and how having someone to love makes the darkness seem a little less lonely. I didn’t expect to write a short story when I sat down with those characters, but sometimes you have to go where your imagination walks.

I thought about that a lot during Hurricane Sandy. In fact, I wrote a little essay about short stories and the dark: Hurricanes and long, dark nights…. It’s posted at Evernight Publishing’s blog. Check it out!