We have more winners (from this weekend’s contest which ended midnight last night ;o). And we have another chance for everyone to chime in about there love of music, as I share all week the Jim Croce lyrics that inspired me as I wrote Love on Mimosa Lane. I’m heading back to Facebook to give it another go there, but each day I’ll be posting here as well. Comment on FB or in any of the posts on the blog, or all of them to increase your chances. I’ll select winners randomly from all the comments. NEW CONTEST DETAILS and MAGIC FACEBOOK DISCLAIMER WORDS below.
But first, our winners (randomly selected from the blog and FB comments):
- Signed copy of Love on Mimosa Lane: Kathy Arel, who commented on FB on January 25th.
- $10 Amazon Gift Certificate: Angie M, who commented on the blog on January 25th.
Ladies, please message me on FB or via email at Anna @ annawrites . com, to confirm your mailing address (Kathy) and email address (Angie, so I can send your gift certificate electronically). We’ll get your goodies to you ASAP.
New Contest (look for blog posts all week, in addition to this one, where you can enter).
Music lives with me daily. All my life, I’ve heard it. And I was good at making it for a while, though I was never an artist. I couldn’t create. I could follow notes on a page, but I could never let go of the counting and the visual and the fear of doing it wrong, and just play for the joy of it. Not the way I do with writing. But I HEART MUSIC. So does Law Beaumont in Love on Mimosa Lane.
Jim Croce came to me as I thought up Law (and changed his name to match the initials LB…can anyone tell me why?).
Excerpts from JC’s songs were slotted into each LOML chapter heading. They had to come out before publication, of course, for copyright reasons, but their legacy lives on in the story.
I’ll be sharing Jim Croce inspirations all week, here and on Facebook, in addition to the JC-inspired Pinterest Board I’ve put up. Chat here or on the daily blog posts through Friday or on my Anna DeStefano: Author FB page. I’m hoping to convince you to chat with me about JC or other musicians and lyrics that speak to you–because who wants to be a geeky music nerd, all by herself!
I’ll be checking the blog, FB and Pinterest every day, watching. At midnight Friday, I’ll select winners randomly from all the fun. No pressure. No, you don’t have to talk about what I want to talk about. I’ll just be talking JC and LoML, you be talking what moves you. Let’s just talk music, okay?
JC/LoML reveal of the day: My Valentine’s story is is about dreams and wishes that have never come true…and how they can answered by the people who were meant to help us, if we can somehow find a way to trust them after everything we’ve been through in life.
I know, it already sounds a bit heavy for a cheesy romance novel, right?
But it’s the kind of deeper, harder-fought-for, triumphant, joyous story (once I’m done) I love to write. And it’s exactly the kind of vibe I’ve always gotten from Time in a Bottle. Which is why the quote about Croce’s box of regrets being completely empty, except for how his love answered every dream he had, sang in my head every day as I wrote Love on Mimosa Lane.
What music sings to you, saying what you need to hear most, exactly the way you wish you could say it? Let us know in the comments or on FB, or pin something on Pinterest, for today’s chance(s) to win one of the above prizes!
- Contest ends midnight Friday, 1/31/14.
- Enter by posting music/lyrics-related in comments/pics/videos/pins here in blog comments, on my Anna DeSefano: Author FB Page, or on my Pinterest page.
- I’ll randomly select two winners (one each) for the above prizes and announce them on the blog and FB.
- See magical FB Disclaimer words below.
- HAVE FUN!
- Good luck, everyone ;o) Looking forward to hearing from you.
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