Dear friends and family,
This is a note about books, actually about free books. One of my marketing efforts has been The Write Room Blog. It is a cooperative effort of thirty disparate writers who have banded together to work on marketing. The funny thing about cooperation: sometimes it bears remarkable fruit. Having been up for only four months, The Write Room has already had over a hundred thousand hits (visits).
To celebrate we decided to do a book raffle. All of us have contributed print and electronic versions of our work. We want to give them away and are urging visitors to our blog and our friends to enter the raffle. It is free and you may win some great writing. If nothing else, you might find the blog itself worth visiting. Today’s post, for instance, is a collection of 9 short pieces about the end of the world.
Here’s the link. I hope you’ll click on it, be intrigued, and follow the simple directions to join the raffle. Be assured, we aren’t going to put you on some mailing list or insist that you follow the blog. We just want you to enjoy some good reading.
In 1974, when twenty-three year-old American, Mac, meets June in an Aberdeen dancehall in a strange land called Scotland, he falls in love with her and the whole, raucous Meldrum clan. It’s not all plain sailing, though, as Mac discovers when his big-oil employer gives him an ultimatum that tests his loyalties. The answer to Mac’s challenges may come in the form of June’s grumpy Grandpa, a man with hidden talents, secrets, and a wicked tongue.
Award-winning singer Alexandra Lauren witnesses a horrific car accident seen many times before in her dreams, which spurs her to reevaluate her glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. With her lofty musical goal now tarnished by reality, and her unfulfilled memories from her senior year in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, haunting her, Alex takes a bold step to change the rhythms of her life. Leveraging her newly acknowledged intuitions, she makes a plan to reconnect not only with her musical touchstone and high-school sweetheart Matthew Roberts, but with her desire to impact lives for the good through the innocence and beauty of music.
Even though Matt holds Alex in his heart as his only muse, he resolves to ignore her existence. He cannot stay in control with her powerful presence in his life. Besides, how can he ever forgive her? In alliance with their charismatic friend Daniel, her betrayal demolished Matt’s joy in creating their hit single, not to mention their future lives, together.
Can anything in this world shift Matt’s resolve to distance himself from Alex? And, with Daniel still pursuing Alex even as his wife Kathy looks on, can Alex actually find fulfillment? Will music draw the estranged soul mates together again and guide them to realize their dreams?
hem to realize their dreams?
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Four Chambers, an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ, is currently looking for good work (whatever that means) for issue 02. $200 in prizes. Illustrations by local artists. Stronger literary community. Deadline Feb 07th. For more information please visit http://fourchamberspress.com. Thank you so much, and looking forward to reading your work soon!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Independent Community Literary Magazine Four Chambers Releases Inaugural Issue
Phoenix, AZ (December 5, 2013)…. Four Chambers, an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ, will be celebrating the release of its inaugural issue with a launch party Thursday, December 5th at the FilmBar (815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004) beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm and an awards ceremony with readings at 7:15 pm.
In addition to including a diverse array of 42 poems and 14 prose works from 49 authors (half of whom reside in Arizona), the magazine features cover and design by Isaac Caruso and commissioned illustrations from local artists Ashley Macias, Gabriel Pecina (Leter), and Josh Brizuela (of BASK clothing). The magazine will also be available for purchase online and at various events throughout the Valley. More details are available online at fourchamberspress.com/order.
About Four Chambers Press Local-National
Four Chambers Press is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ that seeks to give greater visibility to the literary arts and encourage their larger participation in the cultural scene. For information about sales or submissions, please visit http://www.fourchamberspress.com.