Hello, readers! I’m Shannon Lee Alexander, author of the contemporary young adult novels Love and Other Unknown Variables and Life after Juliet. I’m excited to work with Anna again to celebrate Indiana’s wonderful authors for Indiana Author Month.
My favorite part about being an author is getting to meet readers. I’ve been a reader my whole life. This author gig thing is still kind of new to me, and most times I feel more like a reader than an author. Meeting avid readers and getting to talk all things bookish is such a treat.
So to celebrate Indiana’s authors and the readers they love, I thought it’d be fun to host an Instagram photo challenge. When trying to come up with a theme for the challenge, I was playing around with Anna’s Indiana Author Month title and realized the acronym is IAM, which I immediately read as I AM. It made me think of all the things that reading does for me. When I read, I AM stronger, smarter, kinder, and braver. I AM able to understand other people and cultures and travel to many places. I AM myself and yet bigger than I ever dreamed.
Descartes may have proclaimed, “I think therefore I am,” but I say, “I read therefore I AM.”
Let’s take a month and celebrate all the wonderful things we can become and do when we are reading and writing stories. Use and follow the #I_AMchallenge2017 on Instagram for fun and gorgeous pictures. Your photos can feature books, props, your friends, your pets, whatever your imagination invokes for each day’s challenge. Tag your challenge photos with #I_AMchallenge2017 and visit the Rafflecopter Giveaway daily to enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card! You must be participating in the challenge to win the Giveaway.
Stand up as readers this month, and say I AM.
As a reader I AM a(n)…
- Rock star