PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elkeles Book Signing Sponsored by Dons Net Café

New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles, who wrote Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, and Chain Reaction, will be showing a book trailer, giving a presentation, and attending a book-signing event at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 19. in the Santa Barbara High School Theater, 700 E. Anapamu Street, sponsored by Dons Net Café.

Actors Alex Rodriguez, Giancarlo Vidrio, and Gabriele Chavarria will also take part.

Food, beverages and music with DJ Raine will follow the event, in the Dons Net Café in Room 70 at Santa Barbara High.

The author said she is pleased to be in Santa Barbara and looks forward to meeting fans.

“We are very excited to have such a popular author on campus,” said Santa Barbara High School librarian Marsha Barr.

All three books will be on sale at the event. Half the proceeds from book sales will go to the Santa Barbara High School library.

Said Santa Barbara High School Junior Jasmine Cardenas, “Simone Elkeles is my favorite all time author. I have read Perfect Chemistry five times.”

Critics say that Perfect Chemistry is the next Twilight. The Dons Net Café has been receiving correspondence from as far away as San Antonio, Texas and Manitoba, Canada from thrilled teens who wish to attend the book signing.

The Dons Net Café, located at Santa Barbara High School, is a program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Regional Occupational Program. It is a student-run social entrepreneurial business that represents an 18-year commitment to inspire students to create positive social and environmental change through ethical commerce and service learning. These efforts are represented through participation in Junior Achievement, Virtual Enterprise, Voluntary Income Taxes Assistant, Roots and Shoots, and Service Learning. One hundred percent of profits from fund-raising events benefit employees and associated projects because the students believe in “Doin’ Some Good in the World.”

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