3327179Launched in the US in 1998 by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), Teen Reading Week is, you guessed it, an initiative to encourage adolescent literacy.

This is an excellent program and I’m all for getting more kids to read. As a child and a teen, I spent hours disappearing into my favorite books. Without these literary friends, my life might have turned out very differently. I still enjoy reading, editing, and celebrating young adult books.

With that goal in mind, a couple of my indie author friends, Greta Burroughs and Vickie Johnstone, have organized an “Inspiring Teens” blog hop. See below for a list of all the authors you can meet this coming week. You might also win some books or an Amazon gift card.


Monday, Oct. 14

Blogger – Kate Bainbridge  http://read2review.com/
Author – Vickie Johnstone

 Blogger – Sharon Ledwith http://sharonledwith.blogspot.com/
Author – Jennifer Loiske

 Blogger – Armen Pogharian https://armenpogharian.wordpress.com/
Author – Ey Wade

 Blogger – Candice Conway Simpson    http://booksforboysreviewsandfun.blogspot.co.uk/
Author – Sharon Rose Mayes

Blogger-Cedar Sanderson http://cedarwrites.com/
Author – Kim Mutch Emerson

Blogger – Maria Savva –http://www.mariasavva.com 
Author – Ed Drury

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Blogger – Kate Bainbridge http://read2review.com/
Author – Greta Burroughs

Blogger – Jennifer Loiske    http://jenniferloiske.wordpress.com/
Author – Cedar Sanderson

Blogger – Lisa Cresswell www.lisatcresswell.blogspot.com
Author – Tim Flanagan

Blogger –Debra J Jameson Smith http://creationsbydjamesonsmith.com/blog/
Author – Sharon Ledwith

Blogger –David Lowbridge  http://indieebookreview.blogspot.co.uk)
Author – Amanda Haulk Taylor
Blogger –Wendy Strain – 
Author – Greta Burroughs 7:45-8:45 PM CST 
This is a five minute fiction contest open for all participants to write a short piece using a prompt provided by Greta Burroughs.  A prize will be awarded to the winner.  It’s a lot of fun and an exciting way to show off your skills at writing.
Wednesday, Oct. 16

Blogger – Kate Bainbridge  http://read2review.com/
Author – Debbie Manber Kupfer
Blogger –Maria Saava   http://www.mariasavva.com 
Author –Linda Deane

Blogger – Debbie Manber Kupfer – http://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com/
Author – Randy Attwood

Blogger – Ey Wade http://dna-bloodtiesandlies.blogspot.com/
Author – Armen Pogharian

Blogger – David Lowbridge  http://indieebookreview.blogspot.co.uk
Author –Helen Daly

Blogger – Robert DeBurgh http://robertdeburgh.weebly.com/blog-blogging-through-the-mire.html
Author – Christine Hughes

Thursday, Oct. 17

Blogger – Kate Bainbridge  http://read2review.com/
Author – Hugo Jackson 

Blogger – Vickie Johnstone (Vixie’s Stories) – http://vickiejohnstone.blogspot.co.uk/
Author  – Paul Plunkett

Blogger – Kim Mutch Emerson http://masterkoda.com/category/master-koda-blog-tour
Author – Donna Dillon

Blogger – Karen Pokraz Toz  http://kptoz.blogspot.co.uk
Author – JR Simmons

Blogger – David Lowbridge http://indieebookreview.blogspot.co.uk/
Author –Saoirse O’Mara

Blogger – Brenda Perlin http://homewreckertheblog.com/
Author – Charlotte Blackwell

Friday, Oct. 18

Blogger – Kate Bainbridge  –http://read2review.com/
Author – Tianna Scott

Blogger –Tim Flanagan  http://timflanaganauthor.wordpress.com
Author – Catherine Stovall

Blogger – Sharon Rose Mayes – http://www.notyourmomblog.com/
Author – Wendy Siefken

Blogger –  Cassie McCown http://gatheringleavesreviews.blogspot.com/
Author – Alan Tucker

Blogger –David Lowbridge http://indieebookreview.blogspot.co.uk/
Author –Michael Chulsky

 Blogger – Wendy Siefken  http://siefkenpublications.blogspot.co.uk/
Author – Juli Caldwell

Saturday, Oct. 19

Blogger – Robbie Cox www.themessthatisme.com
Author – Patrick Robbins

Blogger – Jonathan Gould  http://daglit.blogspot.co.uk
Author – Sibel Hodge

Blogger – Donna Dillon  http://authordonnadillon.blogspot.com/
Author – Debra J Jameson Smith

Blogger – Greta Burroughs http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/-a-new-day-has-begun.html
Author – Chris Baker

Blogger – Cassy Wood http://reviewmetwice.blogspot.com
Author – Vicki Kinnaird

Blogger – Vickie Johnstone –  http://vickiejohnstone.blogspot.co.uk/
Author – Lisa Cresswell