Author Rebecca Ethington inspires teens to read this summer with innovative social media campaign with her novel Of River and Raynn.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
School is out for teens nationwide, but that’s not stopping popular YA Author Rebecca Ethington from lighting the fire of teen readers everywhere with the upcoming release of her latest novel Of River and Raynn - The Catalyst which will be released August 9, 2014. And she’s getting at teens right where they are: social media.
For the past two months, Rebecca Ethington has expanded the world of her August book release Of River and Raynn to the web where readers can visit the book's main characters River and Raynn at their personal social media sites, friend them on Facebook, read their journals, watch live action videos and participate in their lives before they even open the first page of Rebecca Ethington’s book.
Rebecca will continue with River and Raynn’s journal entries and video blogs until the book release and then continue afterwards to move parallel with the story. This type of book marketing campaign has never been done before.
“I always hear about how my readers feel engulfed in my novels. I wanted to bring that to life in another way. I wanted to surround them by words, and characters, and experiences that would bring the novel’s world to life,” said Rebecca Ethington.
Rebecca Ethington drew inspiration for this reader interactive experience by combining her years in theatre with her talent for writing. Teens can watch as reality blends with fiction and as fiction becomes reality and they will begin to wonder what world they are in.
The world of River and Raynn is free, online and in real time. Check out http://riverandraynn.com.
If you would like to speak with author Rebecca Ethington about this groundbreaking effort to inspire teen readers, please contact me and I will coordinate any requests.
Readers Can Follow the Story Online
The story of River and Raynn is a work of fiction. It is told through the creative genius of Author Rebecca Ethington and the associated cast and crew.
To Follow River James: There is darkness inside of everyone, the only question is what you do with it. Question Everything.
Follow River on Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook.
To Follow Raynn Smith: I am just a girl with no past but dreams. The only question now is what is real, and what is not.
Follow Raynn on Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter.
About Rebecca Ethington
Rebecca Ethington is the international bestselling author of the Imdalind Series. With over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. Rebecca has always been in love with stories, with books, and with worlds that only live inside her mind. She was raised between the dusty bookcases of her grandparents' bookstore and the dim electric glow of a bustling theatre. It was an upbringing that harbored her love of performing and storytelling, creating an imagination that brings us such spellbinding works today. Her debut novel, Kiss of Fire, was written as a gift for her 92-year-old grandfather. It was that novel that sky rocketed into the best selling lists worldwide, winning Rebecca multiple awards and being hailed as a "Genius Storyteller" by USA Today Happily Ever After Blog.
Raynn Smith is played by actress Summer Sloan.
Bio of Summer Sloan: With a lifetime on stage or in front of the camera Summer has been seen in many local and national commercials, as well as the feature film ‘The Great Fish’. Summer has appeared in a recurring role in the regional television serial ‘Granite Flats’ for the last two years. Summer has also appeared on stage in many regional, professional, touring productions including Mary Lennox at the Utah Shakespearean Festival’s The Secret Garden; The Sound of Music (Leisel), Little Women (Amy March), The Little Mermaid (Ariel), and The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller). Last month Summer was awarded the Utah High School Musical Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Aida.
River James is played by actor Spencer Hohl.
Bio of Spencer Hohl: Spencer has spent his life on stage and in front of an audience. Spencer has been seen in regional and local theatre productions from a young age with roles such as The Three Musketeers (D'artagnan), Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes), Babes in Toyland (Rumple) among many others. Spencer is a talented musician and is currently in the middle of production for his first solo album to be released later this year.
Of River and Raynn will be available where all books are sold.
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