Now home after nearly three months of travel to Colorado, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, I ventured out in my neighborhood to buy groceries and turned around after a block. Too icy!
I need to unpack, reassemble my study, and “Marie-Kondo” the rest, but while I’m doing that, I have a project for you.
In December, Tina Lewis Rowe asked me to find homes for her collection of Emilie Loring books. Those will go out as soon as I get addresses for their new owners and can drive to the post office again. What a happy project that has been!
But wait! There’s more!
When I published “Free to a Good Home: Emilie Loring Books,” Virginia suggested that I occasionally have a contest where the winner gets to choose two books from the list.
Super idea, Virginia, and I have more books!
I’ve rescued Emilie Lorings from basements and old bookstores, wherever I found them. When I had a full set of hardbacks, I started looking for first editions. Even after supplementing fragile, first editions with sturdily-bound, later copies, I still have duplicates. I’d like to try Virginia’s idea.
Here’s the first contest:
Write a short piece on the theme, “Inspired by Emilie Loring.”
Entries should be 500-1500 words, typed into the body of your email. (No attachments)
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, February 10th, with “Inspired” in the subject line.
If your entry is chosen to appear on The Emilie Loring Collection, you will get to choose two books from the list. (Let me know, if you prefer paperback; I have a lot of those, too.)
The Trail of Conflict Here Comes the Sun! A Certain Crossroad Gay Courage Fair Tomorrow With Banners Give Me One Summer High of Heart There Is Always Love Stars In Your Eyes When Hearts Are Light Again Keepers of the Faith Beyond the Sound of Guns Bright Skies Beckoning Trails Love Came Laughing By
For All Your Life I Take This Man The Shadow of Suspicion What Then Is Love Look to the Stars How Can the Heart Forget Follow Your Heart Spring Always Comes
I can’t wait to see what you write. Your participation here and on the Facebook page is one of the best rewards of this effort.
Thanks, especially, to all of you who suggested actors for an Emilie Loring movie cast after my last post, “Who Would You Cast in the Movie?” That was super-fun, and I have a new selection of favorites to watch while I’m iced in. 🙂 I hope you follow the comments on these posts, so you can see them, too.
I’m off to see what sparks joy today in my cozy home. Stay warm, everyone, and start writing!