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message 1: by Christine (last edited Feb 04, 2009 12:50AM) (new)

Christine | 16 comments Mod
A call to all authors,
Shadow Forest Authors is a fellowship of authors for charity. Our mission is to get authors from around the world and from all genres to unite with SFA and participate in donating books and e-books to selected beneficiaries, literary foundations who fill a much needed void in books.

Unbeknown to many, illiteracy issues cost billions a year in higher consumer prices due to the cost of recruiting and training functional illiterates, mistakes and inabilities in the workplace, for juvenile delinquency and crime directly related to illiteracy. In addition; social stigma, medical and pharmaceuticals with high rates of depression and suicide. Illiterates suffer self-worth, relationship, unemployment and social issues. Worldwide, this massive problem receives little funding or attention and as stated, costs billions.

SFA is now up and running and we invite authors to get listed and participate in this worthy cause. All we ask is that authors donate a copy of their title to a SFA beneficiary of their choice: The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation - Australia, Book Aid International - U.K, The World Public Library - U.S.A, Got Books Inc - U.S.A, Participating authors receive a mention on the SFA site and the chance to sell further books via our unique supporter program.

Come join us, united we can fill a much needed void in worldwide literacy issues.

You don't have to list with SFA to send books to a SFA beneficiary.
Tell the group about the books you have sent to a foundation.
Any illiteracy issues or articles you have come across.
Your thoughts on SFA.

P.S We would appreciate you letting others know about SFA, every little bit helps.
SFA is also on myspace, please come join us.

message 2: by Candace (new)

Candace Salima (candacesalima) I absolutely love the idea of this group. I travel America speaking on the value of literacy and its correlation to a strong society and nation. However I may support you, please let me know.

message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) A very worthy cause. It's hard to imagine a person being illiterate, although I've known a few. The worlds they miss!

message 4: by Christine (new)

Christine | 16 comments Mod
A great book to read on the subject is
Lets end our literacy Crisis by Bob C Cleckler
Lets End Our Literacy Crisis The Desperately Needed Idea Whose Time Has Come

Having been illiterate myself, it took a 30 years, lone journey, to get where I am now. Believe me, it is a painful journey and why it is so important to fix this massive problem.
A book I wrote some years ago, 'Signature for Sunshine' may be a romantic comedy, but tells of an illiterate woman and the lies she must tell to keep her secret. It is not a personal biography; however, I have endured the character's problems first hand. Can anyone tell me if they have read any books with illiteracy as the theme? I think these books should be added to the group.

I am amazed that illiteracy is not high on the political and charitable agendas. Here in Australia, literacy foundations struggle for funding. In addition, there is only one advertisement on TV offering support that is years old and played as a fill in. I would be very interested in finding out what happens in other countries.
Blessings CJ

message 5: by Christine (new)

Christine | 16 comments Mod
P.S I think this is brilliant.


Believe it or not, you can read this.

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