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Help A Public Library

WHAT’S THE SCOOP?

Just like her fictional 9-year-old children’s character Missy Barrett, Elyse Bruce hopes to help as many people as possible with her “Pinwheels and Pearls” style community crowdfunding and to educate middle grade readers on the ways they can invest in their communities and make a positive impact.

WHAT EXACTLY IS PINWHEELS AND PEARLS

“Pinwheels and Pearls” is a book for readers 8 to 13 years of age that encourages and empowers children to volunteer their time and effort to help people in their community.  It teaches readers the lesson that when everyone does what they can, a whole lot of good gets done.

In this children’s chapter book (the third in this children’s chapter book series), 9-year-old Captain Cancer Fighter visits Missy Barrett’s school with his mother and the organizer of Relay for Life in the community.  It doesn’t take long for Missy to come up with two fundraising ideas and ways to get her family and friends to help out.

The books are reasonably priced at $12.00 USD plus $3.00 USD for shipping and handling when purchased directly from the author.  One dollar from the sale of each book is also donated to Relay For Life of Sevier County.

BENEFITS

Whether a business, organization, or individual sponsors one book or a hundred books or more, each book sponsored and donated to a public library in Tennessee will make a difference in the community.

  • Relay For Life will receive one dollar from each paperback book sold and donated to a public library in Tennessee.
  • Children and tweens will be encouraged and empowered to volunteer their time and talents to help others.
  • Cancer research and awareness will benefit from this project.
  • Lives can be changed in positive ways.

WHAT ARE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS?

PINWHEEL LEVEL – $15.00

Sponsor 1 book and Elyse Bruce will send you a personal thank you email.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.

PINWHEELS LEVEL – $45.00

Sponsor 3 books and the Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett’s Twitter feed.*

PEARL LEVEL – $75.00

Sponsor 5 books and the Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note as well as an award you can frame and hang in your office.  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett’s Twitter feed and Facebook page,* and your name and business will be thanked on her website as well.

PEARLS LEVEL – $150.00

Sponsor 10 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you, an award you can frame and hang in your office, and a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.” One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life. A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog,* and your name and business will be thanked on her website as well.

PINWHEEL AND PEARLS LEVEL – $300.00

Sponsor 20 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.” One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.

A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*  You and your business or organization will be thanked on her website as well. and you will receive a personal phone call from the author.

PURPLE SUNSHINE LEVEL – $450.00

Sponsor 30 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, and an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.”  One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*

You know how theaters and museums and all those kinds of places have plaques listing all the amazing people who have helped them over the years?  The author will do the same thing on Missy Barrett’s website.  Yes, there will be a virtual “Wall Of Awesome” and you and your business or organization will be listed in the Very Special Sponsor section!  You’ll also receive a personal phone call from the author thanking you for your support.

QUARTER CORNERS LEVEL – $750.00

Sponsor 50 books and Elyse Bruce will send you a handwritten thank you note, and an award you can frame and hang in your office along with a copy of Missy Barrett’s Adventure, “Barnstormin’.”   One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to Relay For Life.  A thank-you shout-out will go out on Missy Barrett ‘s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog.*

The “Wall of Awesome” mentioned at the Purple Sunshine Level  has a Very Special Sponsor section.  Quarter Corners level sponsors will also be found on the “Wall Of Awesome” in the Mega Special Sponsor section.  And yes, you’ll also receive a personal phone call from the author thanking you for your support.

The big surprise at this level is that you and your organization or business will be included in the upcoming Missy Barrett chapter book, “Dollars and Sense” (release date to be determined).

*NOTE:  Missy Barrett has over 4,100 subscribers to her WordPress blog, nearly 1,000 LIKES on Facebook, and slightly more than 350 followers on Twitter.

WHERE ARE THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN TENNESSEE LOCATED?

The State of Tennessee has a great website which is where the author found every single public library in the entire state.

Here’s the breakdown of public libraries in each region:

IS RELAY FOR LIFE AWARE OF THIS BOOK?

Yes. Sophia Conerly of Relay For Life of Sevier County approached the author last Fall about writing a Missy Barrett children’s chapter book in support of Relay For Life.  Senior Manager Kayla Shelby of Relay For Life Mid-South Division in Knoxville is also in the know as is the American Cancer Society.

WHO DO YOU CONTACT TO BE PART OF THIS?

Send an email to Elyse Bruce at elyse@elysebruce.com with the words PINWHEELS AND PEARLS in the subject line!

 

 

Holiday Season Suggestions

Holiday decorations light up city streets, and strings of bright lights are making the gift giving season more and more real with every passing day.  For those of you who are looking for wonderful inexpensive gifts to hide under the tree or as stocking stuffers, the Missy Barrett Adventures series is a great option for young and young-at-heart readers.Missy Barrett Adventures Volume 1 through 6Available in paperback and eBook formats, these books are a welcome addition to every home library.  We’re including a story synopsis for each book to help you choose just the right book to give.

Guess Where I Am Mommy:  It’s not every day that Missy gets to go with her mom on a business trip. When her mom takes her to Toronto for a meeting with the man upstairs, Missy makes the most of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Along the way, she meets up with Mr. Wonderful, the Titanium Knight of the Periodic Table, the Ballerina Princess, and other inhabitants that exist in this exciting world. What other mysteries await them all in this amazing building? And how many other characters might be found by the ever curious Missy Barrett? Click HERE to read more.

Houston We Have No Problem:  Missy Barrett is spending her summer vacation in Tennessee. where her aunt Sissy, Uncle Bob and three boy cousins live.  Missy jumps at the chance to find herself at the heart of another new adventure. What she doesn’t know is what those adventure is going to be. When the installation man comes to put up a satellite dish at the house, she can’t begin to imagine all the things he knows. Where did the Internet come from? Who won the first race in outer space? Do scientists know what’s out there? And is her family aware of all these facts?  Click HERE to read more.

The Secret Ingredient:  Missy wouldn’t dream of passing up a chance to visit her grandparents. Trips to visit them are always fun, but they’re more fun when Grandma’s making Nôhkom’s Artisan bread and chocolate chip cookies. But baking isn’t just about making bread and cookies. It’s about sharing and making memories, as well as discussing important matters. The discussion weaves its way through the meals made in Fat Daddy’s Kitchen in Chicago and how Missy’s Grandma and Grandpa first met. Then Missy shares a secret with her Grandma. Missy knows what Grandma’s secret ingredient is. Do you know what it is?  Click HERE to read more.

Foiled Again:  For the first time in her life, Missy visits a professional hair salon with her mother. Once she walks through the front door, the possibilities become endless as do the questions she has for the stylists working there. Just as with every situation Missy finds herself in, when Missy has questions, she’s on the trail to uncover the right answers. In the end, you won’t believe who gets foiled again!  Click HERE to read more.

Free Range Hiking:  Finding fun things to do is easy for a kid like Missy Barrett. The hard part is finding fun things that her Uncle Bob, Aunt Sissy, and three cousins can do with her. When her Uncle Bob’s friend, Steve, drops by to visit, Missy learns all kinds of interesting things about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It isn’t long before Missy has an idea what everyone she loves can do as a family.  Click HERE to read more.

Nailed It:  Missy Barrett convinces her mom and grandma that a Girls’ Day At The Spa is just what they need. The trio decide that some old-school pampering is in the cards, and Cassie’s place is the place to be. Questions about sugar scrubs, famous outlaw Jesse James, and more shows Missy just how much fun Cassie, Mackie and the Shear Madness Salon gang can really be!  Click HERE to read more.

Check out other books, CDs, and art by Elyse Bruce.  There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list making your shopping a breeze!