06/13/2012 ecmyers


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

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Comments (31)

  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.

    • ecmyers

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

    • ecmyers

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

  2. Julie cross

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

    • ecmyers

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

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

    • ecmyers

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

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

  5. You rock. :snerk:

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

    • ecmyers

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

  6. Hannah

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

    • ecmyers

      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…

  7. 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.

  8. Angel

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

    • ecmyers

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

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