Local author to release teen read ’84 Ribbons’ at Revelations Yogurt Friday, Saturday
“Readers are invited to step into the world of ballet, where dancers meet the challenges of grueling hours of practice, mounting health issues and other obstacles as they compete for prime roles under the lights,” an announcement about the book release said. “Like these young dancers, teens often face challenges and disappointments and are pushed to their limits as they strive for physical, mental and emotional tenacity to reach their goals.”
You are invited to meet Eger, make a tutu, purchase yogurt treats and enter free drawings for special gifts from the author. “84 Ribbons” will be available for purchase both days — thanks to an arrangement with the Edmonds Bookshop. A percentage of the event’s proceeds will be donated to support the Edmonds School District Libraries.
The Friday event begins at 2 p.m. with tutu making; space is limited, so call Revelations Yogurt at 425-744-6012 to reserve your space. The Saturday book discussion and drawings for special gifts from the author begin at 3 p.m. Revelations Yogurt will donate a percentage of proceeds from the “First Release” book sales as well as tips to the Edmonds School District libraries.
Eger, who graduated with an elementary education degree from the University of Washington, spent 20 years in the classroom. She also established a training program for classroom volunteers that became the foundation for her award-winning non-fiction book, “Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in the K-8 Classrooms”. Eger also volunteers in four elementary schools and assists the United Way of Snohomish County.
“Stories come to me like an itch; they refuse to leave until I promise to scratch around for their meaning and write them down,” Eger said in her book announcement. A ballet dancer herself since age 3, Eger drew on her own experiences in exploring themes of friendship, a budding romance, and learning to balance the rigors of pursuing a dream while building a balanced life.
“84 Ribbons,” published by Tendril Press, is available through the Edmonds Bookshop and will be released nationally in spring 2014.