The Amazing Read – Race winners announced

Well done drivers and racers and readers! You’ve all made an amazing effort for THE AMAZING READ and I’m proud to share the highlights and winners announcement:

Thanks to everyone for their support – and please don’t forget to visit the TradeMe auction of the four winning travelling books – http://www.trademe.co.nz with proceeds going to support charities including: the NZ Blind Foundation, BC SPCA, Joanne’s House in Durham Region, Canada and the Australian Cancer Society.

Last Race Lap – Penultimate Update – Do you know where you book is?

Attention:

AMAZING READ RACERS

The FINISH Line is approaching!!!

It’s time to hustle and get your travel book back to Wellington!!!

I am truly humbled and overwhelmed and pleased and excited. It has been an awesome six months watching ILYSM turn up in all sorts of places around the globe. You guys are amazing. I went to the postbox today, and our first book was back. Thank you Driver #8, Nancy from Victoria BC. Very cool!

And wait… there’s more to come! We haven’t even started the charity auction part of this event! Thank you all for journeying this far and for backing my Kickstarter project to get this race underway back in October!!!

Please be sure to get your books back to Wellington for the charity auction and please fill out the RSVP below so we can get the eBooks to your full team of readers – Click to complete important information we need for the next part of The Amazing Race:

CHARITY & eBOOK RSVP – Take 60 seconds now pretty please …

More of our Amazing Read drivers & their charities:

In this update we feature some of our amazing male drivers (is that an oxymoron?) and their chosen charities. Each of these guys contributes so much through their career and involvement with the community – a group of well-travelled experts in their own right, they’ve selected some awesome charities to race for – thanks so much gentlemen!!!

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Meet Driver #33 – Craig, PhD who is racing for Joanne’s House – Durham Youth’s Housing & Support Services, in Canada

Craig meditating in Yosemite

 I’ve known Craig for over forty years – is that possible? Yep. A grade school friend, Craig wanted to offer support to his Oshawa homey. Namaste friend. The photo above is Craig meditating at Yosemite – an amazing location that captures his favourite things: travel, hiking & learning.

Craig wants to better understand the human condition and holistic education. He works with at-risk youth and recognises homelessness as an increasing issue for them – that’s why he’s chosen Joanne’s House. They work to gain public and local community support for emergency shelter and transitional housing for youth in Durham Region. While the causes of the youth homelessness are complex, affordability is a key concern. Housing, income and, for some, support services are required, that’s where Joanne’s House comes in. Great charity choice Craig!

Visit Joanne’s House >>> 

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Michael in the Chu Chi tunnels in Vietnam, and below left ‘surprised’ in Angkor WHOT

 Michael’s charity is Cure Kids chosen as our children are our future and to help any child/family with any form of ill health is a great thing.

The Cure Kids purpose is simple: Every single day, their researchers are driven to find cures and better treatments for serious illnesses and diseases that affect thousands of children in New Zealand.

Their vision is a healthy childhood for everyone. They invested more than $38.5 million in research which has helped shape and change the way children who live with serious diseases and health conditions are diagnosed and treated. Go Cure Kids!

Visit Cure Kids NZ >>>

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Meet Driver #34 Tim – Racing for United Way/Centraide

Tim is a passionate, loving, family man who’s favourite things include his wonderful wife Tina, his family and the outdoors! Tim is a big believer in mutual love, fresh air and sunshine with some music to lift his spirits – bliss. One of Tim’s favourite trips was with his gorgeous wife to Prague and Budapest after the couple worked for a stint in the Emirates.

I knew Tim when he was working for YMCA and these early roots in Victoria BC are why his charity choice is the United Way. The organization is a cross-Canada network of over 100 offices, each working locally to raise funds and invest in improving lives in their community. Reflecting Canada’s bilingualism, the United Way and Centraide names are used together. Tim, Tina and lovely daughters are a picture perfect support for their community – keep up the great work guys!

Visit UNITED WAY/CENTRAIDE >>> 

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Michael, Driver #2 with sister Hazel, Driver #25 – both love a bit of sibling rivalry…

Michael lives in Wellington NZ, Hazel in Shetland, Scotland his hometown – both are drivers for different books – both want to win. They’re Scottish after all – we  expect nothing less from Vikings! C’mon lass, you know you’ll never live it down…

Michael spends his days working for the NZ public service in the health sector. He  wanted to support a friend’s fabulous journey as a writer, and thought The Amazing Read was a very novel and cool idea, allowing people all round the world to share the great ILYSM read. He also likes that proceeds go to charity. Michael’s favourite things are his daughter, Ellie who he loves more than words can describe; Food – he loves to eat succulent gorgeous fresh food (especially after cooking it with your favourite person); and the love of his life (awe) who makes his heart flutter every time he sees her: “She brightens my world, and I can’t imagine life without her.” Now that’s love, right! Michael had trouble finding a memorable travel pic, so I found one – oh, so cute 🙂

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Jeremy, Driver #18 with Emily, Driver #11, in Cuba

I briefly met Jeremy visiting my friend Debbie in Toronto – his is a smart, savvy and caring young man always thinking of others and ways to help. He wanted to support the Race and Habitat for Humanity because “I love the fact they are building houses for the community.”

Jeremy loves family dinners, especially during the holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, because all the relatives take time out of their busy schedule to catch up over a great big meal and drinks. He loves spending time catching up with friends, which is why he shared this pic with Emily, Driver #11 in Cuba. Jeremy loves to travel, closer to home in Ontario, or farther afield exploring the world seeing new places. His most memorable travel experience was Cuba where he swam, tanned, danced and drank, meeting strangely, a lot of new people from across Canada.

Jeremy chose to Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario – a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian housing organization that helps us build simple, decent and affordable homes with low-income families. They believe that by offering a family a hand-up, not a hand-out, they empower low-income families to become successful homeowners.

Visit Habitat for Humanity >>> 

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Introducing my dear friend Sharon, Driver #23, who sometimes gets carried away with friends…

Sharon is a long time supporter of Maori Women’s Refuge, “I can only imagine how devastating it must be to grab the kids and sneak out of the house with nothing.”

Her most favourite things in the world are: “People (because without them I would be very sad and lonely), learning and developing (because I get a thrill out of learning something new and because I like becoming a better person with every year and to apply that with doing what I can to help others through this bizarre maze we call life); and fun (because that’s what makes it all worth it!).”

Her most memorable travel experience involved New Years in Sydney with her BFF, where in the middle of the night she locked herself out of the room and had to go down to reception in very skimpy nightwear! (sorry no photo supplied boys)!

Te Whare Rokiroki, Maori Women’s Refuge was established in 1986 after Māori women within the Women’s Refuge movement identified a need to be responding to the needs of Maori women. They have now been providing services to Maori women and children in the Wellington Community for over 25 years. The service is provided for and byMāori women, they work alongside their sister refuge Wellington Women’s Refuge, to ensure a safe and appropriate service for all women and children experiencing domestic violence. They are a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, their services are confidential, and they support women whether they choose to leave or stay in a relationship. Their underlying philosophies are based on a commitment to freedom from all forms of oppression. They support the full diversity of our community and support their decisions around sexuality, identity and the diversity of cultural practices, values and beliefs.

Visit Te Whare Rokiroki, Maori Women’s Refuge >>>

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And from the wonderful folks at Book #28, racing for Equine Pathways UK, some pics…

All the moms on the footy pitch in Holland are reading ILYSM  – you’re awesome – and Driver Jackie is coming to the UK to bring ILYSM home – OMG!!!

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In closing, I’ve received many comments from readers about ILYSM, and I appreciate ALL of them so keep ’em coming. Many have been supportive. For others, the book has stopped them in their tracks. One friend admits he could not continue reading: “I just cannot believe you could have fallen for this.” I agree totally. Years ago I’d have been in that same disbelief camp ‘it is impossible’ I’d have said. Yet all around the globe we keep reading headlines of people still falling prey to romance scams. Sam Hurley in The Herald on 17 May, wrote about ‘Linda’ (who wants to remain anonymous) that lost $300,000 in a romance scam. I don’t want to be like ‘Linda’ and needed to put a face and name to the crime for my own healing in this really tough journey. Even now, I sometimes ask myself ‘did it really happen?’ A recent press release confirms the ‘story’ I love you, send money is a true, ‘reality read’ of my experience as a romance scam victim – read more below:

“It could never happen to me” EIN press

If someone you know is in a relationship you suspect might be a romance scam, have them contact www.netsafe.org.nz or your local police – also give them my details – I’d love to talk to them. I know together we can stop these criminals and keep online dating a safe haven for those that are truly looking for love. Be safe out there!

Arohanui, Jordan xox 

 

NEW YEAR’S UPDATE – A great start to 2017!!!

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season with your family and friends. It was a great start to the new year getting your wonderful photos and seeing ILYSM travelling the globe. Craig (Driver #33) managed to get ILYSM across the border to Mexico avoiding Trump’s wall saga, and we got some awesome press on The Amazing Read race: “Woman’s first novel is winging it’s way around the world in a charity-driven adventure” – Click here if you missed it: In the News 12th January – stuff.co.nz

This month we feature some of our amazing women drivers (comfortable with asking for directions if/when needed) and their chosen charities. Each is a successful business women, plays a key family role and contributes so much to their community – you’re all awesome!!!

It would be good to report on the current location of each team’s book, so please send details – photos, reviews and team email addresses. Remember all team readers will get these regular updates and an eBook when I receive their photo/email.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, my challenge to you is SPOIL YOURSELF! Don’t wait for the massage, chocolates and flowers to arrive – just do it. Heck, don’t even wait – do it today (and maybe again tomorrow) and if Cupid prompts you to go online to find love, be sure to watch my ‘educational’ Top 10 Online Dating Tips video below:  Arohanui, Jordan xox 
 Top 10 Online Dating Tips Video


And now…more of our Amazing Read drivers & their charities:

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Visit Plunket >>>

Meet Driver #12 – Sadie of VS Hairdressing

Sadie is Driver #12, and when not on holiday in Noumea (above), can be found at VS Hairdressing in Karori. As owner/operator of this boutique style salon, Sadie has created an oasis for her clients to escape the sometimes daily chaos in our lives. Sadie uses only the best products, and after 30 years in business, you know you are in great hands! Both you and your hair walk out of VS Hairdressing wonderful and worry-free – Every time. Sadie REALLY knows her stuff – call her today!

Sadie’s charity choice is Plunket, NZ’s largest provider of free support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five. When Sadie had her first of three children, all her family support was in England. Plunket nurses at home visits and on the free PlunketLine provided her with crucial information and support. Plunket also organises parent groups, toy libraries, drop-in centres, playgroups & more. A very worthy charity all mums will attest!

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Craig’s Book #33 crosses border to Mexico

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Meet Driver #42 – Malia of HydroHealth
Visit HydroHealtH >>>

Malia feels she was given a second chance at life after a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002. Getting the all clear this year was helped by a change in her lifestyle from stress, shift work, and fatigue-filled days to natural, toxin-free living, organics, exercise AND a healthy colon!

Malia’s business, HydroHealth, offers  professional, comfortable and safe colonic irrigation services in the comfort of her relaxing loft-style clinic in Wellington City. Her gentle approach to naturally detoxify and gently remove the build-up of stagnating matter and gas from the colon reduces feelings of discomfort, bloating, and effects of constipation and stress. I’ve been visiting Malia for years and feel fabulous for it. Plus, if it was good enough for Princess Diana, why not give it a go!

Malia’s chose Life Flight Trust as her charity – Peter Button’s incredible vision of a 24/7 dedicated emergency air service. It has gone on to save more than 27,000 lives around New Zealand. One of those lives was Malia’s husband, a few years ago after a motorbike crash on the Rimataka Hill Road. This community supported service continues only through support by the community – Read more at: Life Flight Trust

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Jackie’s Book #28 arrives at her charity in the UK – Equine Pathways (featured last month) Go team!

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Shelley, Driver #17, owns a successful consultancy on Canada’s west coast

Columbia provincial government before hanging out her own shingle as a consultant. Her three favourite things include traveling (especially to visit her much-loved son as he hops around the globe), drinking fine wine and playing golf. Her team is racing for the BC SPCA.

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Shelley has been a supporter of the charity for years and encourages everyone to get behind their programmes which range from adoption and public awareness campaigns to animal rescue and advocacy. Visit BC SPCA >>>

Looks like Shelley (second from left) means business! Seen here in hot pursuit of Team Iditarod’s Driver (#10) during last year’s trip to NZ.

Shelley enjoyed her three favourite things AND managed to get in some exciting entertainment at the first ex-wives Christmas club!

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Marjolein, Reader 2, Team Nina Book #40, in Netherlands

Marjolein’s curation of fab snapshots inspired Nina’s love of photography.

SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) is New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation. Founded in 1932, SAFE raises awareness, challenges cruel practices, and fosters compassion so humans no longer exploit or abuse animals. With over 20,000 members, SAFE high-profile campaigns, displays, demonstrations, education services and research fosters greater understanding of the state of human-animal relations in Aotearoa. Visit SAFE for Animals NZ>>>

Nina is a business woman on the move. A former manager at Nespresso Wellington, she now graces their Netherland operation. As girlfriend of ‘Allan’ (ILYSM, page 41) Nina is an ‘adopted’ family member. She was keen to support The Amazing Read and Jordan, and is excited to know someone that had written a book!

Nina’s three favourite things are travel, photos and food. Travel leads to new experiences; Photos are a fascinating window into the human mind, our surroundings and apply her photography major ( Bachelor of Design from Wellington, yay); and food – the social aspect of eating out – give Nina ultimate happiness.

Nina chose to support SAFE for animals because she feels we have a responsibility to give animals a voice. Nina absolutely adores animals, especially dogs and panthers, and is appalled by how we treat our fellow creatures. SAFE NZ does good things for our furry/fuzzy/slippery friends & tips on cruelty-free companies.

Introducing lovely Nina, Driver #40, with ILYSM in Amersfoort

“I love that the book is based in Wellington, and I can recognise some of Alexis’ local haunts. It seems like such a labour of love to write a book, and am very proud of Jordan for sending this into the world!”

Nina’s memorable travel experience was with Michael in the amazing Hogwarts-like castle Fairmont Hotel Banff n the Canadian Rockies (below). She’d love to return to this whimsical place to ski, swim and have another round of Tim Horton’s. With more photos to take of the breathtaking landscape, Nina hopes she’ll return soon!

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Valentine’s Day FEATURE: Our Model Sweethearts – Dave (Driver #35) & Suzie

Anyone that spends time with Dave and Suzie can attest they are the perfect choice for the Valentine’s Day “poster couple” – they embody the essentials for an amazing relationship. They have been an inspiration of ‘true love’ since before they wedded here in windy Wellington. At a recent catchup in their Hunter Valley home, I saw their love continue to bloom many years later. When asked of his three favourite things in the world, not surprisingly Dave replies: “my beautiful wife Suzie, as she is my rock; my two gorgeous children because they make me so proud; and golf, because it’s a chance to relax in the open air with great friends.” Suzie and Dave know what it means to be great friends. I so appreciate their friendship and their support in The Amazing Read.

Dave’s charity is the Cancer Council of Australia. The wonderful couple celebrated the new year with the best ever announcement of Dave getting the all clear on his recent battle with cancer. We are all thrilled and cherish the strength of Dave and Suzie’s love that saw them both through the tough past year. We celebrate with you now, our model Valentine’s sweethearts for kicking cancer’s ass!

Much love to you both xx

Dave (Driver #35) sandwiched between love of his life Suzie & adoring fan Jordan – Hunter Valley

Cancer Council Australia has transformed from a small secretariat 54 years ago to a strong federal body, now Australia’s peak independent authority on cancer control. It and members undertake activities from research, information, prevention and patient support, to treatment. Visit Cancer Council Australia>>>

Thanks for taking good care of our Dave & Suzie!!

DECEMBER UPDATE – Now look what you’ve started!!!

Fifty travel editions of I love you, send money started racing all around the globe – from Melbourne and Hunter Valley in Oz, to waterways in Netherlands; gay Paris to major New Zealand cities; Leeds to the Shetlands in the UK, and coast to coast USA and Canada from San Diego to Victoria BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia – OMG FANTASTIC !!!

The charities each team is racing for also cover the globe and are incredibly diverse from children and animals to health and social welfare. A few include: Cure Kids, Breakfast Club of Canada, United Way, Life Flight Trust, Blind Foundation, UNICEF, Women’s Refuges, Cancer Research, Cancer Society, SPCA and Habitat for Humanity. At Christmas it feels great to know you and your teams will be racing to support the work of great charities!

Each month you’ll get highlights of The Amazing Read as teams grow in size and strategies emerge to cover the most miles in the least time 🙂 You’ll learn more about drivers and their chosen charities in the lead up to 1 June 2017, when all books are due back in Wellington to be auctioned for their selected charity.

Talking to drivers at the start, three camps emerge: ‘Control freaks’, ‘Go with the flow’, and ‘Dazed and confused’ racers. Which team is yours? Well, Control freaks already identified ten readers, addresses and max allowed reading time per racer; the Go with the flow drivers are happy for fate to guide their books, trusting the universe (and the next reader) will sort the next reader and so on; and finally, the Dazed and confused racers were heard saying “what the heck has Jordan signed me up for now.”

You just need to remember just 2 things: READ & REVIEW, then SNAP & SEND. When the book arrives, read and review it – there is space at the back of the book to record info; then take a photo of ‘the book’ in your location or reading it (see samples below). Send the photo to me for posting on FaceBook and the I love you, send money website, and send the book to the next reader. Each reader receives an eBook after I get their photo – Simple right? But hurry, hurry – a few teams are already on racers 2 and 3!

I’ll see you here next month, and in the meantime, happy reading, safe travels and from my family to yours, have a fantastic and amazing Christmas with your friends and loved ones! 

Arohanui, Jordan xox 


A review from Jos, an Amazing Reader…

WOW! This was a great, fun and powerful read.  It sends home the message that cyber dating can have a good side. But, there is also a dark side … Jordan has an easy style and great use of humour and observation to keep you glued to see what happens next.  HIGHLY recommended A+++. I look forward to reading the sequel.” – Jos Dobson (18 Dec 2016)

PLEASE ADD YOUR ILYSM REVIEW TO GOODREADS! 


Meet some of The Amazing Read drivers & charities

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Meet Driver Book #28 & Equine Pathways UK

Jackie is Driver #28, a creative home renovator who has flipped more properties than the flapjack cook at Belle’s Diner. One of her favourite things is spending time with her children and granddaughter, who receive Jackie’s generous dollops of unconditional love. In exchange, Jackie receives tons of joy and together with her close and loyal friends, weathers the storms and enjoys the sunny skies of life’s many adventures. Jackie’s most memorable travel experience was with youngest daughter Gracie in the UK and Europe. Gracie created an adventure for mum traversing the streets of Paris with heavy suitcases desperately looking for a vacancy (oops forgot to book a hotel). The overnight train from Milan to Rome was another highlight, sharing a four bunk cabin and sleeping on handbags to avoid a new cash-less adventure! Jackie chose Equine Pathways UK, a Leeds based equine therapy organization that offers sessions for those suffering with mental disorders including children struggling with bullying, autism and learning difficulties; and adults battling depression and overcoming other stressful illnesses. Many horses have been rescued from unsuitable living conditions and carefully rehabilitated to offer their innate sensitivity and create a unique bond to build relationships of confidence, self-esteem and comfort. Recent recipients of The Yorkshire Choice Awards and The Duke of York Awards, you can read more at their link: Visit Equine Pathways UK

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Team Iditarod & ILYSM in Island Bay, NZ

Driver #10, Ritch sent this beautiful pic of ILYSM on the deck overlooking tranquil (at least today) Island Bay. A native of Canada’s West Coast, Ritch has been a Bay dweller for over twenty years. He enjoys playing the guitar in his band, biking and golf. A memorable travel experience for Ritch was dressing up as an RCMP ‘Mountie’ on stage with the show girls at Diamond Tooth Gerty’s in Whitehorse, before driving to Alaska the next day in a snow storm when the back windscreen of his Jeep shattered due to cold. Lucky his co-pilot was at the wheel and remained totally composed!

Ritch’s charity of choice is the Fred Hollows Foundation. Kiwi born Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was a world renowned eye doctor and humanitarian who worked tirelessly to restore sight to cataract blind people in developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Fred believed in the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care. The Foundation’s work has delivered over two million treatments – in many cases a 20-minute operation costing as little as $25! Visit Fred Hollows Foundation

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Meet Dean, Arrowhead Consulting, Driver #32

Dean’s Team “Island Time” aptly captures his three favourite things: sunshine, island locations, and friends. All make him feel good and all offer perfect fishing opportunities! After a 20 year friendship, Dean was keen to support a new chapter with The Amazing Race project integrating all things Jordan: creativity, travel, and charity [thanks matey]. Dean’s memorable travel experience took place on the busy streets of Bangkok while assisting a board member’s wife find a handbag – don’t all great stories start this way? A well-dressed Thai woman with perfect English approached the pair with a map to “the perfect purse store.” A nano-second later on the back of a tuk-tuk, six foot Dean barely able to see as they visited dozens of shops from PG to X-rated, but with no handbags in sight! Realising the driver was after the petrol vouchers he got at each store, Dean negotiated one last stop, no handbag, but his shopping companion walked away with a lovely pair of Jimmy Choo’s – unfortunately none were available in Dean’s size. The Blind Foundation NZ was an easy charity choice for Dean. A previous client of ArrowheadConsulting.co.nz, he thoroughly enjoyed working with them, and now also admits some age-related self interest.

The Blind Foundation is NZ’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the 12,100 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence. The Foundation vision is ‘Life without limits – Kahore e Mutunga Ki te Ora’ and staff support independent living, using technology, continuing to read and communicate, being socially active and staying in or looking for work. Kendall and Baylee (pictured above) experience severely limited vision and acute sensitivity to the harsh NZ sun. Donations help people with low vision fulfil their potential and step into a future not limited by sight loss. Visit The Blind Foundation

Rules of The Amazing Read

Below are the rules and instructions for ‘The Amazing Read’ race, these rules are also printed on each physical copy of the <I Love You, Send Money> traveling books).


If a travelling book has landed in your lap, congratulations! You have a unique opportunity to be part of this special ‘travelling book’ experience. These first print editions of I Love You, Send Money were created to travel the globe, build a community and give to charity.

Goal: The objective of The Amazing Read is to be the first ‘travelling book team of ten’ to race around the globe, covering the most ‘miles’ and building the most distant community in the shortest time before 1 June 2017. The journey clock starts and ends at Pangaea Press, PO Box 19027, Courtenay Place, Wellington NZ 6149. The team with the most miles between stops (point to point) AND the team that travels around the globe in the shortest time win: a signed limited numbered first print edition of I Love You, Send Money, and signed copies of the rest of the trilogy for your home library. Charities also win, receiving auction proceeds at the end of the Race.

Instructions: First please enjoy reading the book. Fill in the details on the back pages, including location, contact details and place your reader number on the map. Send a photo of you and the travelling book together with a geographic place marker that distinguishes your location to: ilysm@iloveyousendmoney.com Next, send your book to a far away friend or family member to treat them to their next read and to grow your book’s community. If you are Reader #10, please send your book home to Pangaea Press to arrive by 1 June 2017.

All participants in The Amazing Read adventure will receive complimentary copies of the trilogy of eBooks. We’ll send you I Love You, Send Money when you email us your photo, and eBooks two and three will be in your hot little hands well before they go on sale.

Bon voyage: Let the experience begin!


The last reader of each race please ensure the book returns to: Pangaea Press, by 1 June 2017.
The journey clock will end when this book arrives at: Pangaea Press, PO Box 19027, Courtenay Place, Wellington NZ 6149