So I finally figured out why the beagle has been acting so strangely – giving me evil glares, stealing all my artsy crafty stuff, and refusing to file or answer phones. It wasn’t Spring Fever after all. Nor was she planning on running away with the Rottie down the street. She has decided the only way to greatness is to make her own money. Ungrateful wench.
Look, Ma, I haz purses - click for larger view
Despite her lack of opposable thumbs, she and her minions have decided to open up a side biz that puts authors’ cover art on purses. I can
attest to the fact that these purses draw a crowd because she made a couple for me, and it literally does stop traffic and initiates all kinds of conversation.
Why? You need to ask why?? Oh, come on… who doesn’t want their gorgeous cover art being exposed all the time? It’s one of a kind, and beats the heck out of those goofy pins and earrings.
They also make great prizes or promotional giveaways (filled with a copy of your book, of course).
I NEEDZ A NAME
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However, there’s a glitch. She needs a clever name for her company, but she’s too hungover to think of one herself. Figures. I’ve told her I’m not helping, since I have my own gig going on. That leaves you – the good, kind readers of this blog to help out with a name. The winner will get a free small purse of her cover art – a $45 value. Dudes, if you win, yours will be a murse.
If you aren’t published and don’t have cover art, the beagle will make you a purse of your family pics, your doggeh, your boyfriend in the shower, your wedding, divorce, dancing on the table tops, whatever. Like this…
Basically, anything that can be photographed can be on one of the beagle’s purses.
I CAN HAZ PARTICULARS?
If you look at the tab on the blog that says I Can Haz Purse (or simply click the link), you’ll see all the details of her company.
So that’s it. You’re all brilliant wordsmiths, so think up a clever, catchy name for the beagle’s company and win a one-of-a-kind purse that will set tongues to wagging and readers rushing to buy your book. It’s the perfect thing for proud moms, when flowers simply won’t do.
Simply use this handy dandy form to submit your idea, and the beagle will take care of the rest. The contest will be open until May 18, after which I will have either sold the beagle into doggeh slavery, or forced her to copy edit my next book.
The Burning Land-click for larger view
Here is the purse the beagle made for Victoria Strauss‘ fabulous book The Burning Land
And another that she made for that crabbity old bat, Nicola Morgan,
Write To Be Published-click for larger view
to celebrate her new release, Write To Be Published– sadly, only available in the UK.
Children of the Fog-click for larger view
And just so the beagle wouldn’t leave out Canada, here is the beagle’s first customer, Cheryl Kaye Tardif:
This contest is open to anyone and everyone – no matter where you live – the US, Canada, UK, Australia, the moon, under a well-oiled barstool. The beagle awaits.
As for me, I’d rather she got back to filing.