Did you know that, according to the Save the Children Foundation, only about one-third of American fourth-graders are proficient in reading? By fourth grade, if children can’t read at grade level, they’re unlikely to ever catch up. As authors, storytellers and business people, we want to change that.
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr.Seuss
One of the best ways we can interact with our world is through reading. Reading allows us to travel to places mentally and emotionally that we may not have the chance to reach physically. Reading allows us to grow our minds and hearts, giving us the knowledge and ability to affect others in a positive way. To that end, we are committed to advancing the cause of literacy, not only in our local communities but on a global scale. We are fortunate to be able to contribute to that goal through our tales of magic and adventure in our novels Quest for Elderstone, Tides of War and Storm of Shadows.
“Keep reading, it’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
The world is only made better by the contributions of those who live in it. We are stewards of the planet. It is our job to fill it with LOVE, HOPE and PEACE. For us, SUCCESS is about sharing good fortune. It’s about empowering others to strive for their goals and seeing their dreams become reality. Nothing makes us happier than making a positive difference in the lives of others. That is the truest measure of our success.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela
We are committed to being a force of good for humanity and giving back to our world community. A portion of every book, article of clothing and piece of merchandise we sell goes to amazing organizations like the National Center for Literacy Education and Reading is Fundamental. Through the tireless work of organizations like these, we can make the world a better place and get people reading!
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ~ Fredrick Douglass
We could not do any of this without the assistance of our terrific community of supporters, The Priders, as well as our fantastic customers who believe in what we do, the stories we tell and who we are. Because you have invested your time, energy and love into us, we can return that investment to the world.
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” ~ Kofi Annan
“Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” ~ President Bill Clinton on International Literacy Day Sept. 8th 1994
Thank you for visiting our site and most of all, thank you for your TIME, as it’s the most precious gift you have to give.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ~ Dr. Seuss