teamTEENauthor DARE DAY

It’s DARE DAY! It’s DARE DAY!

If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, I’m about to tell you. Even better, I’m about to show you.

I recently signed up with teamTEENauthor, which was founded by Julie Cross (the author of the fantastic book, Tempest) in order to connect authors for teens with their readers. Great idea, no? One of the requirements of membership is to undergo periodic public humiliation, just like my entire young adult life. It’s like Truth or Dare without the truth option.

For the first DARE DAY challenge, a panel of teens granted us the following choices:

1) Get 5 complete strangers to sign your arm with a pen or marker in a public place and have someone take pictures of  a couple people signing and of the finished product

2) Create and perform 60 seconds of choreography to a Justin Beiber or One Direction song and upload a video of it. You will be allowed background dancers (limit of 2). Does NOT have to be in public. The internet will be public enough.

3) Memorize one complete verse and the chorus to Nicki Manaj’s Super Bass and make a video of you singing it. Does NOT have to be in a public place.

For various reasons, but mostly for time, I chose the second dare. I apologize in advance for what you’re about to see. I have very little dance skill, and I have a difficult time hearing rhythm. When you’re done witnessing my documented shame, visit the links below to see the other authors who are participating in this DARE DAY challenge.

For more DARE DAY fun, visit:

Julie Cross

Adam Leonard

31 Comments

  1. Julie cross

    AAAHHH!!! you are now the President of the group! this is amazing! I don’t we are going to be able to top this. Mine will be up this in a little while! I’m having technical difficulties.

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Ha, thanks! I thought I was setting the bar pretty low :)

      Reply
  2. Adam Leonard

    Ha Ha! AWESOME!! I agree with Julie, you stole the show with that! Great job!

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thank you! Loved your video too. Cute kids FTW!

      Reply
  3. Julie cross

    Oh! and you are so right about the Kryptonite thing!

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  4. Hilary Graham

    He’s and author AND he dances? Double-threat, Eugene, double-threat. ;)

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      I certainly view my “dancing” as a dangerous weapon.

      Reply
  5. Shortskie

    Haha that was great! Definitely one to beat! Great job :) And your text commentary was hilarious as well :)

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thank you! The text was meant to be a distraction. I’m glad it worked.

      Reply
  6. Pip Harry

    Brilliant! Loved the choreography and commentry. That one thing? You’ve got it.

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      You are too kind :P

      Reply
  7. Monica G Lopez

    Dude. *high five* You are officially awesome ..WELCOME TO THE CLUB! :D

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      *high five*

      Thanks! :D

      Reply
  8. Tara

    Dude. That was incredible. Please tell me there will be a live performance at the KGB Bar event…?!?!

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Mmmmm… No.

      Reply
  9. Jess Corra

    You rock. :snerk:

    Aside, I’d never heard a One Direction song before. Is this what the kids are listening to nowadays? XD

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Yeah, this was the first I’d heard of them too, but that song is kind of catchy. I might be a new fan…

      Reply
  10. Hannah

    That was awesome! :) I think we are at the same level of dance skills :p

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thanks for that :) Believe it or not, I have taken lessons, and that’s still the best I could do! Not so great with the free form dancing, or any dancing really…

      Reply
  11. Ellis

    You definitely win my award for bravery! I’m not up to these challenges. I liked the commentary the best! I’ll bet your cat gave you one of those ears flat, what the heck looks.

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      It’s as if you were there!

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  12. Jon

    You are my hero.

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Ha ha! Thanks, Jon! :)

      Reply
  13. Angel

    That was awesome! And I am continually astounded by what you are willing to do on behalf of Fair Coin!

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      As if writing it wasn’t enough! :)

      Reply
  14. Shveta Thakrar

    Aughhhh! My eyes!

    I demand a repeat performance next weekend. :D

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Yeah… I don’t think that’s going to happen :P

      Reply
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