Author Donates Royalties to Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica's Mar Vista Gardens Steppers

Santa Monica, CA – In the spirit of giving during this holiday season, author Julie Mayerson Brown is donating 100 percent of royalties from sales of her romantic holiday-themed novel The Long Dance Home (World Nouveau, 2012) to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Mar Vista Gardens Steppers.
The Steppers is a nonprofit dance program located at the Los Angeles public housing development. In addition to dance instruction, Steppers provides at-risk children and teens with the inspiration, mentoring and support they need to help break the family cycle of poverty.
The main character The Long Dance Home is a former ballerina, which inspired Brown’s donation pledge to the dance troupe. The donation is for books sold through December 31.
Set in a small town at Christmastime, The Long Dance Home is about choices that alter life’s path and dreams that come true when they are least expected. The Long Dance Home is described as a sweet and funny tale of Cece Camden, a cautious, organized planner who has her life all figured out. At her 29th birthday, nothing goes according to plan and the former ballerina is thrown into turmoil. With financial woes and boyfriend trouble, Camden makes an impulsive decision that sets into motion the unraveling of her meticulous life plan.
The book is available on Kindle for $2.99 and in hardcopy wherever books are sold and on Amazon.
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Founded in 1944, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica works to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens. Through membership and outreach, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica currently serves approximately 4,000 youth across its 10 sites throughout Los Angeles County. Members come from 134 different ZIP codes, with the majority of members coming from Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles and Inglewood. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.