Growing up I was always a creative kid. I kept journals, and wrote poetry, and so on. The funny think about journals, is you never know what will turn out to be the important moments, the turning points, or the snapshots you wish you could go back in time to see. For instance, Christopher and I went to the same elementary school, and knew who each other was since we were kids ... however I have no recollections of our interactions as kids, or teens. I remember seeing him, and knowing who he was, but that's it. We both have little snippets of memories of each other and short exchanges as young adults, but not really much from before that. How did I not know as a 12 year old journal-writer to pay closer attention to that little 10 year old cutie in the hallway? We never know what will turn out to be important ... but it's still fun to look back at old journals and see how far we've come from who we once were, and who we thought we were going to become.
The publishers at Tarcher and Perigee/ Penguin Random House sent me this journal free of charge, and they also want to give one to my lovely readers!
This beautiful journal is full of quotes, and creative writing prompts - some of which are challenging and mind expanding.
There are places to write, draw, doodle, reflect, make lists, and explore many aspects of the good and bad in life.
And, the book is also really pretty, with the beautiful artwork done by the author/artist Meera Lee Patel from Brooklyn, NY.
You can buy the book here, or here.
But, one of my readers is going to get a copy free!
Open to: Canadian residents
The winner will be chosen by random draw. The giveaway closes Sunday August 16th @ 7:00 p.m., and I'll contact the winner after that time to get mailing information.
CONTEST CLOSED: The winner is SUMMER!!