Novelist Donates Proceeds to MCHF
“One of the greatest compliments I’ve had for my writing,” said Missouri novelist Stan Crader, “is when a German woman who grew up in the 1940s told me my book reminded her of her childhood.” Crader’s 2008 novel The Bridge follows the life of a 12-year-old boy during one Missouri summer in 1967. “Even though the book is set in Missouri in the 1960s, many readers of different ages and from different backgrounds tell me they relate to the novel,” said Crader. “That’s why I called the book The Bridge,” he added, “because I want the story to be a bridge to the reader’s own memories.” Those who have read The Bridge will be happy to know that the main character continues his small-town adventures in Paperboy.
Through The Bridge, Stan is also helping readers connect to causes that are important to him. Crader, whose family owns a chain saw distribution company in Marble Hill, Missouri, donates the net proceeds of his book to two Christian-oriented organizations for young people: Teen Challenge, a drug-rehabilitation program for teens, and Young Life, a substance-abuse prevention program, and also to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation.
“I have a broad range of conservation interests,” said Crader. “Growing up in the country I came to appreciate the work that is necessary to manage forests and other natural communities, as well as to protect wildlife habitat.” Because the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation raises funds for a wide variety of conservation needs, the organization fits Crader’s personal reasons for donating to conservation. He also wants his readers know about the organization.
Crader’s books may be purchased using the order form at www.stancrader.com. Check the "Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation" box on the order form, and Crader will donate the net proceeds from your purchase to the Foundation.
The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation is grateful to Mr. Crader for his generosity, and congratulates him on the publication of his latest book.
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