Best Selling Authors Deliver Books for a Good “Clause”

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Searching for a unique gift for an avid reader on your holiday list? This December you can get a signed copy of a best-selling book delivered right to your door, while supporting a great cause, Kids Help Phone.

Local Calgary bestselling authors Adam Dreece and Suzy Vadori are launching the third annual Books for a Good Claus campaign this December. The pair are teaming up with their combined Young Adult, Science Fiction and Romance books to raise funds and awareness for Kids Help Phone’s 24/7 counselling, information and referral services. As a charity, Kids Help Phone relies on the generosity of donors during the holidays to ensure that young people have a trusted place to turn to in any moment of crisis or need. A generous $5 will be donated to Kids Help Phone for every book sold on their site, booksforagoodclaus.com, between December 3rd and 23rd.

“Kids Help Phone is excited to partner with two community-focused authors on this timely campaign,” says Sylvia Whitworth, Director, Alberta and NWT, Kids Help Phone. “In 2016, we saw a significant increase in young people reporting neglect in their family relationships, during the holidays. Hundreds of young people reach out to us every day for help…and thanks to supporters like you, we are always there to answer.”

“Kids Help Phone is excited to partner with two community-focused authors on this timely campaign,” says Sylvia Whitworth, Director, Alberta and NWT, Kids Help Phone. “In 2016, we saw a significant increase in young people reporting neglect in their family relationships, during the holidays. Hundreds of young people reach out to us every day for help…and thanks to supporters like you, we are always there to answer.”

Both Dreece and Vadori have delivered books to Calgarians each December since 2015, supporting several local charities:

“My daughter inspired me to start my writing career, and being a strong parent and mentor is at the center of me as an author,” says Adam Dreece. “It’s awesome to be teamed up with Suzy and Kids Help Phone, and being able to not only inspire and engage kids, but concretely support them when they need it most.”

Finding that they had their community focus in common, this year the two authors are joining forces, hoping to raise more than $1000 for Kids Help Phone during their campaign.

“I write for tweens and teens, and explore themes of friendship and rivalry in my books. I’ve been amazed at how the readers I meet open up about their own experiences when given the chance,” Suzy Vadori shares. “Kids need to know that someone is always there to listen. Kids Help Phone provides such a crucial service. I jumped at the chance to get involved with Adam and Books for a Good Claus. Every youth that needs to talk deserves to have somewhere to call.”

Adam and Suzy are getting into the holiday spirit by personally delivering signed books to Calgarians’ doors. Signed books can also be sent nationally and internationally, for a nominal shipping charge. The delivery campaign runs from Dec 3-24. To order a signed book for someone on your Christmas list, visit booksforagoodclaus.com

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals for young people 24/7 by phone, Live Chat and the Always There chat app. Through its free, and anonymous service, young people can connect in both English and French for the support they need, in the way they need it most. Please call 1-800-668-6868, we are always open.

Adam Dreece is an international best-selling young adult author. He kicked off his indie author career with his steampunk meets fairy tale series, The Yellow Hoods, which struck a chord with kids 9-15 and adults. After four books in the series, the former software architect of 20 years created two new worlds with his post-apocalyptic fantasy book The Wizard Killer – Season One, and his science fiction novel, The Man of Cloud 9. The first two novels in

The Yellow Hoods series, as well as The Wizard Killer, have been finalists for Book of the Year awards from the Independent Author’s Network.

When he’s not working on his next book, Adam can be found giving talks at schools, libraries, associations, as well as comic-con type events like Calgary Expo and Fan Expo Canada.

He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife and children. He is an active online mentor at adamdreece.com and is a busy public speaker, panelist, and author in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Suzy Vadori is an Operations Executive by day, writer by night. The Fountain Series is her debut series for young adults and is published by Evil Alter Ego Press. Book 1 in the series, The Fountain, has been shortlisted for a 2016 Aurora Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

Book 2, The West Woods, was released on September 22, 2017 and has already been awarded a 5-Star seal from Readers’ Favorite.

Suzy is an involved member of the Calgary writers’ community, serving as the Program Manager of Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction for When Words Collide (WWC) since 2013. WWC is a festival for readers and writers held in Calgary each August. She lives with her husband and three kids in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Information about Suzy can be found at: https://suzyvadori.wordpress.com/.