Today I’m departing from my usual subject matter to announce an exciting new contest! From today through Sunday, Nov. 14, you have the opportunity to win any of five great Orthodox children’s books by five wonderful authors.
First, I’m giving away a copy of my own picture book, Lucia, Saint of Light. St. Lucia was an early martyr whose December 13 festival is particularly beloved by Scandinavians. The book tells St. Lucia’s life story within a story of a modern Swedish-American family celebrating her festival. Comment here or on my Facebook page to be entered. If you need a subject to comment on, tell me what children’s book you plan to give or would like your children to receive this Christmas.
The other authors participating in the giveaway are:
Jane G. Meyer, author of several wonderful books, is giving a copy of The Woman and the Wheat, a charming story of how a grain of wheat becomes the Eucharist bread. Head over to her blog to enter her drawing and read more about the contest and the participants, since the whole thing was her idea!
Heather Zydek is giving away a copy of Basil’s Search for Miracles, a middle grade novel about a boy who discovers God and Orthodoxy through a school newspaper assignment. You can enter her drawing by commenting on Jane’s blog.
Claire Brandenburg, a talented author/illustrator, is giving away a copy of The Tumbled Stone, about St. Herman of Alaska. Enter her drawing by emailing her through her blog.
Chrissi Hart, author of several picture books and reader of many more on her Ancient Faith Radio podcast, Readings from Under the Grapevine, is giving away a copy of The Hermit, the Icon, and the Emperor, the fascinating true story of how one of the oldest icons in existence found its home on the island of Cyprus. Visit her blog to enter.
Have fun reading and entering! I’ll post the winner’s name on Monday, Nov. 15.