A Pencil & A Dream


What an amazing thing is a library, and what a wonder it is to read a book.”
[quote from The LightBridge Legacy Series]

I’ve made a very important and personally significant decision that I wanted to share with all of you!

I have decided to donate a portion of every eBook I sell through my shiny new self-publishing platform Cloud Chaser Books! My paperback books will still be published by my publisher Mischievous Muse Press, but all my eBooks will, from this day forward be published by, well, me! Why would I become a self-published author when I already have a traditional publisher? Am I crazy? No.

I have a very good reason for making this monumental change...

The chance to give back. You see, in the past few years, I have been looking for a charitable organization that I can get behind. One that I believe in wholeheartedly, and can donate to with confidence. One that directly contributes to the betterment of the human race, specifically in the area of education and literacy.

And finally, I found it!

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A business associate of mine has introduced me to an amazing organization called Pencils of Promise. They build schools for children in underprivileged areas around the world. They  believe every child should have access to quality education, books to read and a safe place to learn. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

Below is a pic of just one of the 518 schools they have built as of Feb 1st 2020. ☟
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What Makes Pencils of Promise so Different?

Pencils of Promise is guided by a revolutionary “for-purpose” approach. Blending the head of a for-profit business with the heart of a humanitarian nonprofit, they rigorously measure the return on investment of every donor dollar they spend. “Joy and passion are great, but results are what we’re all about.”

Donors rarely know where their money goes, soPencils of Promise set out to change this. By covering their operational costs through private donors, events and companies, 100% of every dollar donated to PoP online goes directly into their programs to educate more children.

They don’t just build schools and move on, they monitor and evaluate every project they undertake. “Thus far, every school we’ve opened is fully operational and educating students daily.”


So this is the organization I have chosen to support from now on. They build real schools, and now so do we. You and me! Because every time you buy one of my eBooks, you will be helping to build a school and teach underprivileged children to read… you will be giving a child a pencil, a place to learn, and a chance for a brighter future.

Let’s change the world together!


If you would like to know more about Pencils of Promise click here:https://pencilsofpromise.org/programs/

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Elayne G. James is the author of a YA adventure fantasy series called “The LightBridge Legacy” and a new spirited Christmas novel titled “The Saint of Carrington.” Visit ELAYNEJAMES.COM to learn more.

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