While writing Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel, author Kaja Blackley was overwhelmed by the belief that he must share some of the proceeds from his novel. The question was how to go about it.
“I started to think of the role nature plays in Maggie’s story and in our own lives. I feel now, more than ever, we must all be conscious of the footprint we impress upon the Earth,” explained Blackley. “Trees are so important to our existence, as is the land, the sea and their ecosystems. The non-profits One Tree Planted and Sea Legacy sprang to mind. And since many people find themselves hungry on a daily basis, I felt it important to also contribute to my local food bank –– the Barrie Food Bank. Lastly, as being literate is indispensable to forging a successful life, I will also be supporting The Children’s Book Bank.”
Author Kaja Blackley has pledged 10.5% of the gross sales of Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel, in perpetuity, to these non-profits. Every book sold helps to preserve the environment, and to feed and enrich the lives of those in need.