Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring/Summer Contest

In my perfect world, a day would not pass that I didn’t feel warm sand between my toes, hear the ocean’s timeless call, feel the sea breeze on my face, taste the salt in the air and find the most wonderful seashells. I would watch the waves for dolphins feeding and playing and wonder what it would be like to be a mermaid, swimming at their side.

I love to walk the beach as the tide recedes, leaving behind the sea’s most wondrous gifts. Scallops and whelks and auger, angel wings and moon snail’s and olive shells all wait to be discovered and added to my ever-growing collection. It’s especially nice to find conch shells or helmets, but those are few and far between.

To celebrate spring and summer and beach time, I’m giving away an autographed copy of my book, Welcome Home, and a bag to carry it and your suntan lotion in. Just find the seashells scattered through my website (some on almost every page), count them, and send me a guestbook entry or use the form on the front page with the number of shells you found and your favorite page you found some on. Be sure to include your email address. On my birthday, June 15, I’ll ask my handsome son-in-law to draw a name to win the bag and the book. The entries with the closest number of seashells actually on my website will be entered in a second drawing for a surprise gift.

While you’re looking for seashells, stop long enough to enjoy the photographs, artwork, short stories and poetry found on their respective pages. Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, critiques along with your contest entry.

Good luck and have fun seashell seeking!

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