Here's the press release I sent to the Kent Island Bay Times with the results of my December 2013 charity drive.
Kent Island author Kenton Kilgore donates 100% of his profits from sales in December of his young adult fantasy novel.
Stevensville, MD – When Stevensville author Kenton Kilgore learned of the Navajo Water Project, an effort to dig a well on the Navajo reservation and provide clean water to over 250 homes, he announced that he would donate 100% of his profits from sales in December of his young adult fantasy novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters. Help from the Kent Island Bay Times and social media led to strong sales, allowing Kilgore to donate $506.13 to DIGDEEP, a non-profit organization leading the effort.
“I spent most of my childhood in Arizona,” says Kilgore, “and my novel is steeped in Navajo culture. This was the perfect opportunity for me to give back to the Navajo people, and I’d like to be able to do something like this again. Thank you very much to everyone who spread the word and who contributed by purchasing my books.”
Kilgore has lived on the Eastern Shore since 1998, but it was his childhood in Arizona that inspired Dragontamer’s Daughters, a two-part young adult fantasy novel, available in paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.com. Wanting to set his story apart from others, Kilgore set his story in the Old West of an alternate Earth and deliberately went against the current of what’s hot in kids lit.
Dragontamer’s Daughters, Part 1: Pearl and Dragontamer’s Daughters, Part 2: Stormcaller are available on Amazon.com and through www.kentonkilgore.com. Kilgore’s next novel, Lost Dogs, will be published this summer.
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