The Cash Converter

“Sometimes magic arrives on fairy dust. Other times it is summoned on the lips of believers. Once in a while it is a gift from some gray-haired old sage – usually in the form of a sword or an amulet or some equally impractical gift for a 12-year-old. But for Jason Lee, resident of 100 Main St., somewhere-not-too-important, the magic arrived in a plain brown box, off the back of a rather plain brown truck, delivered by a person in a rather plain brown uniform. The cash converter arrived by accident.

What would you do if you could convert anything… or anyone… into cold hard cash?”

What Color is Your Hero?

Dear Friends, PR mavens, typo-hunters and grammar-ninjas,

The following is the rough draft of a press release I am preparing to send out. Can you have a look at it and let me know how to improve it? Of special concern to me is the fact that the release contains racial content, so I am nervous about inadvertently offending someone. I’d like to hear if you think it is OK.

Please leave any suggestions in a comment. Thank you in advance for your time!

For Eventual Release

Contact: Greg Tjosvold 778-***-****

What Color is Your Hero?

“Sadly, most students can name more blue superheroes than black,” asserts teacher and children’s book author Greg Tjosvold, “and it is even harder for them to name an Asian-American character in kidlit who isn’t a martial arts expert. In ‘The Cash Converter,’ I deliberately set out to let the reader mentally choose the race of the main character. The results have been intriguing.”