Saturday, April 19, 2008
Win Ann Zemke's Book!
[photo by Kim]
Thanks to Finn at Riding the Orphan Train blog, lots of people are learning about the orphan trains and especially about one particular woman, Marjorie. Her granddaughter, Ann Zemke, wrote a book about her grandmother based on diaries she found after her grandmother's death, They Named Me Marjorie.
So many people would love to read this book that I am encouraging you to buy a copy. If this one (my copy) travels the world, as it appears the world wants it to, it'll be in shreds by the end of its travels. For all the money we are spending on postage, we could buy a few copies of the book. In fact, I have decided just this minute to hold a contest. Reply to this blog post, and I will put your name in a drawing and will buy a copy of They Named Me Marjorie to GIVE to the name I draw. I'm willing to send internationally as well.
I believe in supporting the efforts of authors and artists. Sharing is nice, but buying from the author is nice, too. I'll collect names that reply to this post and will post the name of the winner on Thursday, May 1st - May Day! Good luck, everyone!
Before you comment, I would like you to read what Ann Zemke had to say at Kim's blog:
>>Thank you to everyone who has read my book "They Named Me Marjorie." Grandma would be delighted to know that so many people are interested in reading her story, too.
A very kind reader with good intentions put a review of my book on amazon.com. Because I don't sell my book through amazon, it appears that my book is "unavailable" which isn't true. My book is available through my website at www.crocuslanequilts.com.
After reading my book, one reader commented that my grandma had a choice - - she could have been a bitter person or a better person. She chose to be better and the world is better because of her. It's the essence of her story. Although difficult at times, I try to live in her image. She is a terrific role model for us all.
Best wishes to you all as you continue on the orphan train quilt journey. You are sharing an important part of American history through this project. I'm delighted and proud of you all.
Kind regards, Ann Zemke<<