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How We Landed a Newspaper Interview

December 13, 2019

I was an author and grandmother living in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I co-authored the book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, with my fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Savanna Peterson, telling teens about the dangers of drugs.

To get our anti-drug message out, we needed a newspaper interview.  I sent out a press release, but not everyone picks up on a release.  I searched online for the phone number for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I have found in the past that the quickest way to get an interview was:

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What’s It Like, Living Green? Published!

April 2, 2009
What's it Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live

What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live was published on March 10th of 2009!

This book is a compilation of stories and tips about living green. You will meet a girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. You will read about a girl who started a recycling business when she was only five years old, reaching up to one hundred homes and businesses. Learn about Ryan Hreljac, who started Ryan’s Well Foundation, by saving up his first $70 to build a well for a school in Uganda, when he was seven years old.

Check out What’s it Like, Living Green?

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