Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dear Teen Me Project

I'd like to introduce you to a really cool project called Dear Teen Me. I learned about it over on fellow Apocalypsie & YA author, Gretchen McNeil's blog.

Here's a blurb from the site:

About Dear Teen Me Project

Teenagers of the world, Dear Teen Me is for you.

For everyone who wishes they were on the football team. For everyone who would rather be in the glee club than ever run another lap. For the teens who dream of being far, far away from the small town or big city where they go to school. The prom queens, the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the good girls, the loners, the stoners, the class presidents, the juvenile delinquents, the jocks and the nerds.

The teens who have good days and bad days and sometimes really really really bad days.

This is for you.

Signed,
A group of authors. some famous – some up-and-comers, who care about you.

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After checking out the site and oohing and ahhhing over the idea I emailed the organizer and asked if there was still space - and to my surprise, she said yes. My letter will appear in March; I'm pretty excited. Actually, that doesn't even matter.

What matters is that this site has the potential to reach teenagers across the globe who might need to read that everything will be okay...from adults who are living proof. Adults who made it through being a teenager. Adults who are willing to share personal stories and heartfelt advice.

If you have a blog or facebook or twitter, it would be really cool for you to spread the word about this. If you happen to know any high school teachers or high school kids, let them know too.

Thanks & check out the site for yourself too : )