Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website.
Today's a holiday in the states. I'm not really sure what Labor Day is for. For me it marks the ceremonial end of summer (which is weird here in Kansas since my daughter has already been in school for a couple weeks) but I don't know what exactly I'm supposed to do on this day. Besides pack away my white skirt.
Okay, since I think I say something similar every Labor Day on the blog, I decided to look it up. If Wikipedia can be trusted:
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for barbeques and the end of summer vacations.So there we go. And since the Morrill family actually will be firing up the grill today, we'll be celebrating "correctly." What a relief.
Since summer is a season that celebrates reading, I thought it'd be fitting to give away one of the best books I read this summer, Captives by my lovely friend Jill Williamson.
To get entered to win, just leave a comment below sharing the best book you read this summer! (Due to the sad realities of pricey international shipping, this giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only. Sorry! This giveaway ends on Friday, September 6th)