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Hi all - my name is Karen Pokras Toz, and I am the author of Nate Rocks the World, a novel for the 7-12 age group. Kids are loving Nate:

Josh, Age 10: "I think Nate Rocks the World is one of the best books I've ever read." 

From 'A Step Ahead Tutoring': "...such an amazing feeling when a reluctant reader gets excited for a book. Thank you Karen Toz."

Mom of Lexi- Age 9: "She actually finished the book over the weekend, and started reading it again....Nate DOES Rock!"

Mom of Lucas-Age 10: "When I told him the next book was coming out early next year, his eyes got HUGE and he started saying "YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,..."

The second book in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, is currently in the works, with fun new characters and more exciting adventures.

I created Nate Rocks when I noticed that my own two children (aged 12 & 9 at the time) were losing interest in reading. I thought, "How could this be?" I loved to read as a child. But in today's world there are so many distractions: video games, computers, tv, & the list goes on. I decided to write a book that kids would want to read. A book that is funny and action packed about an ordinary kid who does extraordinary things. Through Nate Rocks, I teach children they don't have to be a super-hero to accomplish great things.

I hope you will consider backing this next project. Nate Rocks the Boat is currently 90% finished as a 1st draft. I plan to have it ready for release in the spring of this coming year (2012.)  As a self-publisher, I take tremendous pride in my work. This requires hiring a professional editor and cover design artist, as well as developing a complete marketing & advertising campaign. 

Giving the gift of reading to our children is one of the best gifts we can give!

"Author Karen Pokras Toz has a definite five star winner right here. Nate more than ROCKS! Great book for kids of all ages and for parents too. Characters that are true to life and a story that will definitely make you smile, laugh and endear you to one smart and talented young man named NATE!"

-Fran Lewis, Author and Radio Talk Show Host

To find out more about Nate Rocks - read the reviews for Nate Rocks the World & see pictures of some of the adorable children who have already fallen in love with Nate Rocks, please visit my website: http://www.karentoz.com 

Thanks so much for your consideration! 

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    Your Nate Rocks Swag Bag includes the above + an 8x10 print of Nate Rocks artwork along with a copy of Nate Rocks the World in the digital file of your choice! (International backers please add $5 for shipping.)

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    You get the rockin' swag bag, the digital download of Nate Rocks the World AND a digital download of Nate Rocks the Boat in the format of your choice (expected this spring). Now that's what I call a rockin reward. (International backers please add $5 for shipping.)

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