Did you know we have a designated day for the mythical, imaginary little white horse? (April 9th, World Unicorn Day).
Even better: the VERY NEXT DAY (April 10th, Narwhal Day) honors the REAl LIVE unicorn of the sea!
This fact hit me like a glitter explosion, and in honor of both magical creatures, I've decided to do something extra special.
I'm going to adopt a narwhal. (For real).
Maybe more than one!
But I need your help.
In my book WAITING FOR UNICORNS, Talia McQuinn is convinced that unicorns of the sea have the power to grant wishes. And while I can neither confirm nor deny her belief (spoilers!) I can promise you this: these beloved and mysterious whales are most certainly wondrous, but they are almost as rare as the little white horse. And if we want to keep them from disappearing entirely, it's time to become wish-granters ourselves!
So. Here's the magical plan: I want to do my part in supporting these creatures and funding research to help keep them alive! And The World Wildlife Fund's Animal Adoption Program is a great way to do that! Want to join me?
Starting Monday, April 9th (World Unicorn Day) until Monday, April 16th I will be donating 10% of book sales from WAITING FOR UNICORNS to WWF with the intention of adopting a Narwhal whale. That means, for every book you buy, I will donate $1.70 toward the addoption of a Narwhal, AKA: The Unicorn of the Sea!
You've always wanted a unicorn, right? Now's your chance!
But wait, there's MORE.
With the WWF's animal adoption program, comes the benefit of AWESOME STUFF including, a plush Narwhall that's SO FLUFFY! A gorgeous narwhal photograph. A species card. An adoption certificate. And a cool canvas WWF canvas bag.
I will be giving these items away in a drawing at the end of the week once all the numbers roll in! If we raise enough to adopt a Narwhal, YOU shall be entered in a drawing to win The Things!
HOW TO WIN:
1) Go to your local independent bookstore (if you have one) and purchase a copy of WAITING FOR UNICORNS.
2) Snap a picture of your receipt, from wherever or whomever you purchase your book and email it to me along with your name so I can enter you in the drawing.
3) Spread the word on a social media platform of your choice: #adoptaunicorn!
4) Check back here (and on my Twitter & FB pages: (@bethhautala | facebook.com/BethAHautala) for regular updates!
Here's the scoop on The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) if you need a little more info . . .
Mission: Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where they can, WWF works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. WWF is committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. They recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty, and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.
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PS. I'm not an affiliate of the WWF—I get no kickbacks from this organization in any way. I doubt they know I exist.
*waves to WWF* Hey guys, nice to meet you!
This is truly my own initiative, friends, and I'd love to have you join me!