Erin Everleigh started writing her middle-grade fantasy series BAILEX as a promise to her daughters–to write a book that she would allow them to read (her previous books were intended for the adult reader). What a blessing it has been. She allowed her imagination to run wild and had so much fun doing it.
She created the WordSmithers program in order to involve our youth in the publishing process. Through various TEAMS, comprised of youth ages 9-16 (BETA TEAM, MEDIA TEAM, RELEASE TEAM), these kids get a first-hand look at what is involved in publishing a book. Her goal is to help kids utilize their critical reading and writing skills and to encourage creativity and imagination. And most of all she wants these kids to see how important their contribution was to the final product.
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WordSmithers is a program that focuses on cultivating a love of reading and writing in our youth by fostering a community of like-minded creatives.
In a culture driven by technology, it is more important than ever to encourage young people in our lives to use their imagination.
Imagination is the pathway to possibilities.
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