Every life has a story – and in most cases life involves a tangle of challenges, joys, sufferings, fears, and victories. Hopefully, though, most lives don’t include the difficult and heart-wrenching past of my heroine, Ashleigh Dougall in my debut novel, The Thorn Bearer.
The title for this book took two years to emerge from the plethora of titles littering the proverbial trashbin, and it hits at the novel’s core. What thorn are you bearing?
What thorn are the characters in this novel bearing?
For Ashleigh Dougall, the ‘thorn’ she bears, in part, stems from the suffering experienced at the hands of her father, but even more than her shame is the bitterness rooted like a wild thistle deep within her heart. For other characters this ‘thorn’ pierces their lives so deeply it’s skewed their vision, guided them down roads they wouldn’t have taken otherwise, and distanced them from good relationships. Like a splinter, this thorn of unforgiveness gives Ashleigh (and some of the other characters) a constant aggravation, biting into her hope with its continual reminder and stealing away the joy offered to her in her present. Especially when it involves her childhood friend, Sam Miller.
Now, don’t you think The Thorn Bearer is a much better name than the book’s very first title…. Are you ready for it?
A Rose in the Attic?
What on earth was I thinking?
Now for the rules!!!
Grab your favorite books and create a “poem” or loose “limerick” from the titles. Something as simple as:
• All your favorite authors in one stack
• Similar titles
• Similar spine colors for a lovely mosaic
• Titles that when placed in a stack tell a simple story or rhyme
• All of one author’s books in one stack
IMPORTANT: Be sure to post a link to your spine poetry in the PromoSimple form for your entry to be counted!
Ready for step two?
Take a picture and post it on social media, tagging one or all of our authors: @PepperBasham, @KCambronAuthor, @CarlaLaureano, @BethVogt, @CathWest
Want extra credit?
Visit each of the blogs (listed here: ) Pepper Basham, Kristy Cambron, Carla Laureano, Beth Vogt, Catherine West and build a spine poetry entry for each author. You can enter as many times as you’d like!
You didn’t want to do this just for the fun of it? Well, okay then. :- ))
Any spine poetry is entered to win a prize basket with a copy of each of our author’s books:
The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham
A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron
London Tides by Carla Laureano
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt
Bridge of Faith by Catherine West
If you create a Spine Poetry with any of our authors in one collection, you’ll be entered to win THIS mother lode:
Hand-crafted Swarovski crystal bracelet
Pride & Prejudice DVD
Signed copy of The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West
Signed copy of Somebody Like You by Beth Vogt
To sign up for the contest, follow this link: https://promosimple.com/ps/71d3