Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Author Nancy Richardson Fischer, author of the award-winning young adult (YA) book “Pandora’s Key” has begun introducing students to her series via the Skype in the Classroom program, with an aim of increasing literacy in young readers.
Students who are now reading it in classrooms are fighting over the novel, which is an Amazon Best Seller and winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award for YA Fiction. "Never have I seen a book take over my classroom like this one did…When a book can take over a class to the point they are fighting over which class gets to read it first or next then you know it is a great book,” says Sandra K. Stiles, a teacher in Florida. Teachers say that “Pandora’s Key” helps increase literacy because students who generally don’t like to read are excited about it.
With the Skype In The Classroom program, teachers use Skype to allow their students to interact with authors, scientists, other teachers and other classes located around the world.
"Pandora's Key is a recommended book for classrooms to read and collaborate on,” says Jacqueline Botterill, founder of Skype in the Classroom. “It's award- winning fiction for young adults centered on Greek Mythology, and school children are already enjoying Skype video calls with author Nancy Richardson Fischer. They’re asking questions about the characters and the storyline, their interest piqued because it's the first in an exciting trilogy."
Fischer says that interacting with kids via Skype will also help her write her next book in the series. “I’ll get to see their faces, get inspired by their energy and hear about what they loved about Pandora’s Key and what they want to see in the next books,” she says.
Fischer’s Book (http://www.nancyrichardsonfischer.com) has garnered positive reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews and rave reviews on Amazon.com.
“In this inventive debut installment of The Key Trilogy, an Oregon girl’s life is uprooted by the discovery of her pivotal role in a prophecy stemming from Greek mythology... Surprising twists add to the story’s intrigue. The co-author of several sports autobiographies, Fischer hits her stride in this quick-paced novel.” -- Publisher’s Weekly
“With this fresh, intriguing novel, Fischer is clearly laying the groundwork for a trilogy that will successfully continue to bring ancient mythology forward into a modern tale of self-discovery…Fischer’s fast pacing and numerous plot twists are sure to keep the reader turning the pages…Characters are well fleshed out and sympathetic, and some have hidden alliances that serve to make Evangeline’s plight seem all the more realistic. With vivid imagery, compelling characters and plenty of bursts of action, this first novel weaving mythology and contemporary teenage troubles is thrillingly memorable!” -- Kirkus Indie
Pandora’s Key also attracted enthusiastic mainstream reviews on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and from bloggers, including “How I see it Reviews, “The Fiction Diaries, “Think Books” and “Shut Up and Read.”
Her ebook sales have averaged 700 plus a month.
For more information visit http://nancyrichardsonfischer.com or contact Fischer at thekeytrilogy(at)gmail(dot)com.