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It’s Off To Press – Ockleberries to the Rescue…

September 12, 2014
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This afternoon I submitted my final proof read to my publisher for my children’s chapter book, Ockleberries to the Rescue. Later, I received word that it has been sent to press…I wait with feverish mind to see the finished product.

In the meantime I have been contemplating promotional display items for this book – I already have small animal figurines that light up & have sparkling globes for their bodies, but I wanted something special. I toyed with the idea of making a diorama and then something wonderful happened.

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A coincidence occurred that is one of those marvelous, magical meant to be miracles. I posted a sneak peek of the book’s cover (see left picture) on my face book page and almost instantly an acquaintance posted a picture of something in her store. (see right picture). She advised me this ornament just came in and I could not believe how similar it was to my sprite’s door. I will be collecting this masterpiece tomorrow. An extra treat is the little door opens! It is as though it was custom made for my book.

 

Ockleberries Cover

 

 

Sprite door

 

What coincidences have you experience in regards to your writing or novels?

Quotes:

We are continually shaped by the forces of coincidence.  Paul Aster

There is always room for coincidence.  Alva Noto

Coincidence is important, the convergence of different ideas. Dries van Noten

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Prompt – So let’s make coincidence the them of today’s prompt.

 

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