You know that I have dubbed March as The Heavenly Surrender/Brevan month, right? Well, here’s my first corny, corny, corny…yet TOTALLY weirdly fun contest concerning The Heavenly Surrender and/or Brevan! It’s really corny…but it’s a true story!
Back in the olden days ( you know, like 1996 and stuff) when I used to send my friends my new “book” for Christmas and things, I didn’t have a fancy computer, or fancy any kind of printing equipment. Therefore, when it came to covers for my “books” (which were basically Xeroxed manuscripts) I used a rather iconic sketch my friend’s mom had done for me…a sketch of Kevin!
Now, naturally the real sketch was/is much better quality as far as color and detail are concerned. However, remember it was in the last century that I was gifting my “books” to friends! We didn’t have all the cool and groovy stuff readily available to us the way we do now. Anyway, whenever I’d do a new “book”, I’d simply take a Xeroxed copy of the sketch of Kevin, slap the title on it, insert it into the clear plastic cover of a three-ring binder and voila! That’s how it went!
So, even though this is kind of dorky…today’s contest is this…a few of those old, original Xeroxed copies of The Heavenly Surrender “cover!” What do you think? Corny as heck, huh? But fun! Until now, the only people to have anything like this are my friends to whom I sent the original manuscripts for Christmas, and one lady who won an original manuscript for another book years ago. So…corny as it may seem, these Xerox copies ARE a rare piece of The Heavenly Surrender History! There are two…both are kind of yellowed with age…and they were “first tries” for covers. I found them in an old hanging folder a while back! If you think this would be a fun piece of The Heavenly Surrender History to have, just post a comment here, on Facebook, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! You know the drill…blah blah blah!
(Heavy sigh!) I LOVE this sketch of Kevin from Heaven!