Saturday, June 1, 2013
Where's Zack?: Summer Reading Quest Begins at New Christian Books
A summer reading quest for ages 9 and up kicks off today at New Christian Books Online Magazine. Called Where's Zack? A Summer Reading Quest, the quest centers around a fictitious 13-year-old, Zack, who disappears while on his family's summer vacation.
After reading a series of articles and short stories about real, family-friendly vacation destinations, everyone can guess where Zack disappears by filling out an online form. It is free to participate and everyone receives free ebooks.
"The quest provides family-friendly reading material for youths throughout the summer," says Cheryl Rogers, who publishes New Christian Books Onlne Magazine. "It also serves as an introduction to Zack, who disappears in the Florida backwoods in my ebook, Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery and to the magazine."
In Lost in the Woods, Zack heads for the Central Florida backwoods with his church group, The Boy's Den. The group of 10- to 16-year-olds, however, are NOT experienced campers and they encounter difficulties they had not anticipated. First, it's the no-see-ums that bite and sting at dusk. Then Zack disappears while everyone is sleeping. Many of the campers awaken with stomach pains, only to find Zack missing. Bands of rain from an approaching hurricane soon follow. They must find Zack before the weather gets any worse!
Everyone who participates in the quest will receive a free e-copy of Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery, along with Trees Walking: How to Love and Forgive Others … and Ourselves, also by Rogers. They also receive a 25 percent discount code on purchases in the New Christian Books Online Store during the month of July.
Those who correctly guess where Zack disappears will receive the next ebook in the Bible Camp Mystery series, Alone in the Woods, when it is released later this year and Fast Track to Victory a Christian Guidebook, a Bible-based devotions book by Rogers aimed at new and young Christians. Additionally, they receive Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, a short story collection by Rogers teaching there is a price to pay when you disobey, and Noah's Ark by Ruth O'Neil, a unique retelling of the popular Bible story.
Other giveaways by authors will be awarded to readers who scour the magazine for clues.
Rogers, a former newspaper reporter, is a Tampa, Fla.-based freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction. Among her other ebooks are Just Like Jonah Wail Tales Workbook, a parent/teacher study guide for Just Like Jonah Wail Tales; Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions About Our Maker; I Can See Christian Storybook Treasury, a short story collection for todders through teens dealing with doubts about God that arise as children grow; Making Choices: Life is Like Acorns, a Bible study for children 5 to 10 teaching things are not always what they seem to be; and Together Again, a historical romance involving a dream about Abraham Lincoln.
You can find the quest articles and short stories here: http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/category/bible-camp-mysteries/wheres-zack-a-summer-reading-quest/