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Jordan Knight to Be Guest Author for BoomWriter Contest

Begins on Halloween and Is Open to All Students in Grades 4-12 (October 18, 2011)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- BoomWriter, a company focused on leveraging social media and collaboration technologies to help students create and develop better reading and writing skills, today announced that Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block will serve as a celebrity guest author for the company's upcoming national book writing contest. The competition will begin on Halloween and continue through mid-December. Anyone in grades 4-12 can participate.

BoomWriter is an engaging creative writing website that allows students to read, write and assess content in new and innovative ways. The organization is comprised of a group of educators and technology experts who share a passion for reading, writing, teaching, learning and technology.

"I'm really excited to help BoomWriter promote this contest," offered Knight. "It is a really innovative and creative way to help school age kids better develop their writing skills leveraging social media in a collaborative environment and I just posted this on my Facebook page to get the word out to my fans."

Knight worked with BoomWriter to write the first chapter of a book titled, "The Dark Star Rises." Contest participants will begin by writing what they think chapter two should be and then subsequent next chapters. Each chapter will be voted on by other participants and a winner for each chapter will be recognized. The final book will be formally published and participants will be able to receive copies of the final book. The book will be published by BoomWriter and available for all to buy online. More information about the contest and company can be found at BoomWriter's website

"Imagine applying crowd sourcing to book writing and now take that into the classroom where we are seeing students totally engaged in the process," said Chris Twyman, Founder of BoomWriter. "Each book we produce is unique and Jordan's will be the most exciting yet as he is passionate about education."

About Jordan Knight
Jordan Knight helped spark a pop music phenomenon with The New Kids on the Block, becoming an international household name and earning millions of devoted fans. Today, he is a multi-faceted artist wearing several hats from singer, songwriter and musician to producer, TV star, and devoted family man.

About BoomWriter
Though based in the United States, the BoomWriter Team provides global support for teachers and students. There are currently more than 500 schools including some 50 from foreign countries that have begun using BoomWriter. For more information please visit the website at

A teacher selects or produces his or her own story start, and the students let their imagination and writing skills take over. One chapter at a time, students write, read, and then votes on the submissions they like the most. The winning chapter is then added to the story and the process continues. The teacher determines the total number of chapters to be completed, and when the competition is over a new book is ready to be published.

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