J.D. Brewer is creating a Books to Classroom Program
2

patrons

$32
per Putting Books into Classrooms
Help put my books into classrooms!

BOOKS ALREADY DONATED TO: 

January 2015--Ms. Crotty--The East Harlem School, New York, NY

Next up when funding allows: Ms. Kaye--Jack C Hays High School, Austin, Texas
Mr. Bass-- Lyons Township High School--Chicago, Illinois
Mr. Park--Marin Day School--San Francisco, CA

Howdy!

J.D. Brewer here, and today, I want to talk to you about putting books into classrooms.

Once upon a time, I was a high school teacher, but I did not leave the classroom after seven years because I became disgruntled or angry at the system. I loved working with students, and I found great joy in helping them discover their voices within the world of literature. However, as much as I loved teaching, I left the classroom because there was something calling from my core that I couldn’t ignore any longer. Writing.

Since launching my first novel, I have found my way back to teaching in the strangest of ways. As an author.

Through Skype dates, classroom visits, and writing workshops, I’ve been able to talk to teenagers about the joys and pains of writing. We’ve discussed things like how to pick character names, how to edit, how to tighten dialogue, how to journal while experiencing nature, how to work with criticism while ignoring negativity, and how to power through with or without inspiration. I’ve even begun a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/jdbrewerbooks, to discuss some of these writing tips and struggles in more detail as a resource for teachers and young writers.

Three novels into my writing career, I’ve discovered that there is a humbling sense of awe that happens when a young writer or reader gets to talk to an author. It is still unnerving to experience, but when students are able to have access to authors, they feel the possibility in their own writing. They get to ask those questions that otherwise would not be answered, whether it’s about the actual books or about the process of writing them. After experiencing this, the forever teacher in me could not be quieted. I still enjoy any opportunity to hang out with teenagers who are searching for ways to make their voices heard.

Yet, when I find myself in front of classrooms, I keep wishing I could give away free books. I think it’s the inner teacher in me that cringes at the idea of teenagers paying for words, because as a teacher, I used to rack my brain trying to get them to read and write. Then, when I see teenagers eager to read something I’ve written, deep down in my heart, I want to tell them to put their money away, take the book, and run.

So, I thought I would try Patreon to cover the costs of getting books into students’ hands. I am hoping to give away three to six books per classroom a month. If I earn more than the cost of three to six books that month, then the excess will be put towards sending a donation to the next classroom on the list. Plus, any classroom that receives the donation will be given the option for a free Skype Date during that year. The content of the Skype Date can be on a specific writing topic the teacher is trying to work into their lesson plans or a simple Q&A session. If distance and scheduling allow, for the cost of travel, classrooms that receive donations can even opt in for a live author visit.

Books will be given at a first to sign up, first to be served basis as donations come in. If you are a secondary teacher (or you know one) who would like to be put on the list, please let me know by contacting me on social media outlets. In terms of content, the audience I write towards is between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and the genre I mostly work in (though I’m not limited to) is science fiction.

If you are a potential donor, please consider throwing two, five, or twenty dollars a month towards this venture. It doesn’t have to be much on your part to do something big for young readers and writers.

What else is in it for patrons, besides the feeling of getting books in students’ hands? Once a month, I will choose one patron at random to send a free, signed copy of one of my novels to keep or give away. I will also post first looks of upcoming projects that only patrons will see.

I thank you for your support on this venture in advance! Your donation will allow me to help aspiring writers find their voices.

With warm wishes,
J.D. Brewer

P.S. For more information on me, and my shenanigans, don’t forget to follow me online!

Also, check out my website, www.jdbrewerbooks.com, to see which schools are receiving books!
Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
0 patrons
All patrons who donate five or more dollars will be allowed to ask J.D. Brewer one writing question to be featured in an author chat this year. Email address may be required for communicating the question.

Every little bit helps! Remember, you are not tied to donating five, ten, or twenty five dollars. Donate what you are able or what you wish!
Pledge $10 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
0 patrons
Patrons who pledge ten or more dollars may ask for one free e-book of one of my novels. E-pub and Kindle are available. Email will be required for sending, though it does not mean you will be signed up for my list serve. (If you choose to decline this gift, just let me know.)

The books you can choose from are:
Vagabond
The Birth of Anarchy
Intrepid

If you opt in for this gift, all I need is your email address. Email me your information and e-book choice (title and whether you need Kindle or E-pub) to [email protected], and your gift will be sent out with the next batch. Gifts will be sent on the 6th of the following month of donation. 

Visit my author page for more details: http://www.amazon.com/J.D.-Brewer/e/B00KAPPKU0
Pledge $25 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
1 patron
All Patrons who pledge twenty-five or more dollars may ask for a free signed book of one of my novels to keep or give away as a gift. You can even opt in to adding your free book into the donation of books going to a classroom.

Shipping address will be required for sending. (If you choose to decline this gift, just let me know.) 

The books you can choose from are:
Vagabond
The Birth of Anarchy
Intrepid

If you opt in for the gift, all I need is your shipping address. Email me your information and book choice to [email protected], and your gift will be sent out with the next batch. Gifts will be sent on the 6th of the following month of donation. (If you choose to send your gift along as a donation, just let me know using the same email address.)

Thank you so much for your support!
J.D. Brewer


Visit my author page for more details: http://www.amazon.com/J.D.-Brewer/e/B00KAPPKU0
Goals
$32 of $75 per Putting Books into Classrooms
HELP PUT MY BOOKS INTO SECONDARY CLASSROOMS! 

BOOKS ALREADY DONATED TO:
January 2015--Ms. Crotty--The East Harlem School, New York, NY

Next up when funding allows:
Ms. Kaye--Jack C Hays High School, Austin, Texas
Mr. Bass-- Lyons Township High School--Chicago, Illinois
Mr. Park--Marin Day School--San Francisco, CA

I am hoping to give three to six books a month to a secondary classroom. 

If I earn more than the cost of three to six books that month (which includes shipping and packaging), then the excess will be put towards sending a donation to the next classroom on the list.

Any classroom that receives the donation will be given the option for a free Skype Date at any point in the year. The content of the Skype Date can be on a specific writing topic the teacher is trying to work into their lesson plans or a simple Q&A session. If the classroom that receives the donations is within a reasonable driving distance (or if I’m in the area), for the cost of gas, we can even work in an actual visit if scheduling allows.

Books will be given at a first to sign up, first to be served basis as donations come in. If you are a secondary teacher (or you know a teacher) who would like to be put on the list, please let me know. In terms of content, the audience I write towards is between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and the genre I mostly work in (though I’m not limited to) is science fiction.

If you are a donor, please consider throwing two, five, or twenty dollars a month towards this venture. It doesn’t have to be much on your part to do something big for young readers and writers. I thank you for your patronage in advance!

Sincerely,
J.D. Brewer




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Help put my books into classrooms!

BOOKS ALREADY DONATED TO: 

January 2015--Ms. Crotty--The East Harlem School, New York, NY

Next up when funding allows: Ms. Kaye--Jack C Hays High School, Austin, Texas
Mr. Bass-- Lyons Township High School--Chicago, Illinois
Mr. Park--Marin Day School--San Francisco, CA

Howdy!

J.D. Brewer here, and today, I want to talk to you about putting books into classrooms.

Once upon a time, I was a high school teacher, but I did not leave the classroom after seven years because I became disgruntled or angry at the system. I loved working with students, and I found great joy in helping them discover their voices within the world of literature. However, as much as I loved teaching, I left the classroom because there was something calling from my core that I couldn’t ignore any longer. Writing.

Since launching my first novel, I have found my way back to teaching in the strangest of ways. As an author.

Through Skype dates, classroom visits, and writing workshops, I’ve been able to talk to teenagers about the joys and pains of writing. We’ve discussed things like how to pick character names, how to edit, how to tighten dialogue, how to journal while experiencing nature, how to work with criticism while ignoring negativity, and how to power through with or without inspiration. I’ve even begun a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/jdbrewerbooks, to discuss some of these writing tips and struggles in more detail as a resource for teachers and young writers.

Three novels into my writing career, I’ve discovered that there is a humbling sense of awe that happens when a young writer or reader gets to talk to an author. It is still unnerving to experience, but when students are able to have access to authors, they feel the possibility in their own writing. They get to ask those questions that otherwise would not be answered, whether it’s about the actual books or about the process of writing them. After experiencing this, the forever teacher in me could not be quieted. I still enjoy any opportunity to hang out with teenagers who are searching for ways to make their voices heard.

Yet, when I find myself in front of classrooms, I keep wishing I could give away free books. I think it’s the inner teacher in me that cringes at the idea of teenagers paying for words, because as a teacher, I used to rack my brain trying to get them to read and write. Then, when I see teenagers eager to read something I’ve written, deep down in my heart, I want to tell them to put their money away, take the book, and run.

So, I thought I would try Patreon to cover the costs of getting books into students’ hands. I am hoping to give away three to six books per classroom a month. If I earn more than the cost of three to six books that month, then the excess will be put towards sending a donation to the next classroom on the list. Plus, any classroom that receives the donation will be given the option for a free Skype Date during that year. The content of the Skype Date can be on a specific writing topic the teacher is trying to work into their lesson plans or a simple Q&A session. If distance and scheduling allow, for the cost of travel, classrooms that receive donations can even opt in for a live author visit.

Books will be given at a first to sign up, first to be served basis as donations come in. If you are a secondary teacher (or you know one) who would like to be put on the list, please let me know by contacting me on social media outlets. In terms of content, the audience I write towards is between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and the genre I mostly work in (though I’m not limited to) is science fiction.

If you are a potential donor, please consider throwing two, five, or twenty dollars a month towards this venture. It doesn’t have to be much on your part to do something big for young readers and writers.

What else is in it for patrons, besides the feeling of getting books in students’ hands? Once a month, I will choose one patron at random to send a free, signed copy of one of my novels to keep or give away. I will also post first looks of upcoming projects that only patrons will see.

I thank you for your support on this venture in advance! Your donation will allow me to help aspiring writers find their voices.

With warm wishes,
J.D. Brewer

P.S. For more information on me, and my shenanigans, don’t forget to follow me online!

Also, check out my website, www.jdbrewerbooks.com, to see which schools are receiving books!

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Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
0 patrons
All patrons who donate five or more dollars will be allowed to ask J.D. Brewer one writing question to be featured in an author chat this year. Email address may be required for communicating the question.

Every little bit helps! Remember, you are not tied to donating five, ten, or twenty five dollars. Donate what you are able or what you wish!
Pledge $10 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
0 patrons
Patrons who pledge ten or more dollars may ask for one free e-book of one of my novels. E-pub and Kindle are available. Email will be required for sending, though it does not mean you will be signed up for my list serve. (If you choose to decline this gift, just let me know.)

The books you can choose from are:
Vagabond
The Birth of Anarchy
Intrepid

If you opt in for this gift, all I need is your email address. Email me your information and e-book choice (title and whether you need Kindle or E-pub) to [email protected], and your gift will be sent out with the next batch. Gifts will be sent on the 6th of the following month of donation. 

Visit my author page for more details: http://www.amazon.com/J.D.-Brewer/e/B00KAPPKU0
Pledge $25 or more per Putting Books into Classrooms
1 patron
All Patrons who pledge twenty-five or more dollars may ask for a free signed book of one of my novels to keep or give away as a gift. You can even opt in to adding your free book into the donation of books going to a classroom.

Shipping address will be required for sending. (If you choose to decline this gift, just let me know.) 

The books you can choose from are:
Vagabond
The Birth of Anarchy
Intrepid

If you opt in for the gift, all I need is your shipping address. Email me your information and book choice to [email protected], and your gift will be sent out with the next batch. Gifts will be sent on the 6th of the following month of donation. (If you choose to send your gift along as a donation, just let me know using the same email address.)

Thank you so much for your support!
J.D. Brewer


Visit my author page for more details: http://www.amazon.com/J.D.-Brewer/e/B00KAPPKU0