One last day to help kids with CCHS!
One last day for the CCHS Fundraiser! Thanks so much to those of you how have generously donated and to the amazing YA and kidlit author community who’ve donated their time and books. We’ve surpassed our original goal of $5000 and are still going!
We still have fiction and query crits, swag, book bundles from your favorite authors, Skype visits, and a few ebook bundles up for grabs. And only a few more openings for getting your name (or a loved one’s name) into the future book of a YA author!
*I have also added another 5 signed hardcover copies of CONTROL to the perks list!
Please reblog this post for one last opportunity for people to snag great bookish perks and help these amazing and brave kids. Thank you so much!
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Reason might be right; yet no wonder we are glad at times to defy her, to rush from under her rod and give a truant hour to Imagination…our divine Hope. —Villette, Charlotte Bronte
AUTHORS FOR CCHS! Donate for a great cause and snag some awesome stuff from your favorite YA and kidlit authors!
Over 50 YA and Kidlit Authors are donating:
- Skype visits
- Query crits
- Fiction crits
- Future character names (Your name in the next book!)
…All to benefit kids with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). Children with CCHS have to fight for every breath they take. Featured in Lydia Kang’s YA novel, CONTROL, CCHS is more than just obstacle in a book. Kids with CCHS need research dollars and help to battle this lifelong syndrome. Please give to the cause, and receive gifts generously donated by some of your favorite authors!
Karen Akins, Rachele Alpine, Lisa Amowitz, Vivi Barnes, Sarah Bromley, Liz Coley, Robin Constantine, Elle Cosimano, Elisabeth Dahl, Skylar Dorset, Peggy Eddleman, Christina Farley, Sarah Fine, Kelly Fiore, Dahlia Adler, Amy Garvey, Julia Gibson, Maurene Goo, I.W. Gregorio, Kit Grindstaff, Bethany Hagen, Polly Holyoke, Jessie Humphries, Justina Ireland, Elana Johnson, Lydia Kang, Kate Karyus Quinn, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, LeighAnn Kopans, Tonya Kuper, Melissa Landers, Sarah B. Larson, Lori Lee, Jen Malone, Mindy McGinnis, Jenn McGowan, Megan Miranda, E.C. Myers, Eric Myers (agent), Amy Nichols, Amy Christine Parker, Emma Pass, Kelly Polark, Sara Polsky, Lissa Price, Kristin Rae, Julie Reece, Beth Revis, Lindsay Ribar, Dianne Salerni, Heidi Schulz, Eve Silver, Jessica Spotswood, Cristin Terrill, April Tucholke, Jennifer Walkup, A.B. Westrick, Tamera Will Wissinger, Susanne Winnacker
Please spread the word! Awareness if half the battle!
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#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked Divergent by Veronica Roth, try Control by Lydia Kang because it packs in adventure, romance, a futuristic society and a teen girl who isn’t who she - and everybody else - things she is.
Thank you, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, for the support!
Here it is, the cover reveal for the CATALYST, the sequel to CONTROL! Enter to win one of two ARCs of Catalyst as well as swag!
What makes fireworks colorful?
It’s all thanks to the luminescence of metals. When certain metals are heated (over a flame or in a hot explosion) their electrons jump up to a higher energy state. When those electrons fall back down, they emit specific frequencies of light - and each chemical has a unique emission spectrum.
You can see that the most prominent bands in the spectra above match the firework colors. The colors often burn brighter with the addition of an electron donor like Chlorine (Cl).
But the metals alone wouldn’t look like much. They need to be excited. Black powder (mostly nitrates like KNO3) provides oxygen for the rapid reduction of charcoal (C) to create a lot hot expanding gas - the BOOM. That, in turn, provides the energy for luminescence - the AWWWW.
Aluminium has a special role — it emits a bright white light … and makes sparks!
Images: Charles D. Winters, Andrew Lambert Photography / Science Source, iStockphoto, Epic Fireworks, Softyx, Mark Schellhase, Walkerma, Firetwister, Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com, Søren Wedel Nielsen
A little late. Grr. Why didn’t I know this on the 4th? I would have been like, “Boom. Sodium. Boom. Strontium. Cewl.”