A Little Piece of THS History!

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 marcialmcclure@cs.com!  You know the drill…blah blah blah!

(Heavy sigh!)  I LOVE this sketch of Kevin from Heaven!

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21 Responses to A Little Piece of THS History!

  1. Sarah Kelley says:

    That does sound really corny but so cool! I love corny things to books, music and poems. Winning a copy would be awesome! So awesome! I just finished reading Pirate Ruse for the second time. Loved it more then the first. I am so glad you write your “corny” stories. They have been great escapes for me! Can’t wait to read your new stories!

    Much love!

    Sarah Kelley

  2. Kimberly says:

    I would love to win that picture!!! Wow!!! I’m so glad that you started publishing your books!! I love to read them. Thanks for the wonderful books you have shared!!!

  3. Stacey says:

    Wowzers!! That is a great sketch! So fun! I love your fun contests!

  4. Krissa says:

    oh gosh… i would love love love this… heavenly surreneder is one of my favorites… i love that time era… Love that story..this would be awesome… i would imagine you are going to sign it too…haha…
    oh do pick me !!!!

  5. Kristie says:

    Marcia–you know Kevin and I have a connection!! 😉 How many “girls” does Kevin share a kiss with at your meet and greets?? I`m just sayin`—besides–I would LOVE a sketch of Kevin!! 😀

  6. That is such a fun idea! And I love the stories that you share with your fans!

  7. Tierra Lowry says:

    How fun! I know a couple people that would die for a little memorabilia. Me? One of them;-)
    Just finished Born for Thornton’s Sake! Loved it!
    Side note: I did a photo shoot with my 15 year old sister in old fashioned (1977 Gunne Sax) dress. The pictures reminded me of some of your stories. I may post one to you on Facebook just for fun.

  8. Chalinor L says:

    Ooo that so creative!!! How cute that you would put yOur husbands face on the cover with the title. It’s sooo cute!!!

  9. Kim says:

    This is so epicly awesome! I love your contests, they differ so much but also seem to give your readers a better glimpse into your personality! And personally, I’d love part of what was your original trademark and is your inspiration!
    Keep up the good work, amazing stories, and bits of fun!

  10. Mandee says:

    Love it! 🙂 Count me in.

  11. Jennifer M says:

    how fun 🙂

  12. Oris says:

    Marcia,
    This sounds like a fun thing to do.
    Dad

  13. Steph S. says:

    This isn’t corny, it’s great. What could be better than a picture of the original cover…LOVE IT!!!!

  14. Leah says:

    It would be so “Heavenly” to have that! 🙂

    P.S. I think that’s very creative for a homemade book cover! I’m impressed!

  15. Nikki says:

    The Heavenly Surrender is one of my favortite books. 🙂

  16. Kolbie says:

    Omagosh! Marcia, That is an awesome sketch.
    I try to draw, But… I fail(:
    Anyway, Me and my mom LOVE heavenly surrender. I have been looking for it everywhere. And,and, and, to top it all off, I finally found out where the mess of red hair I call mine comes from. I’m Irish!! Like a lot! Hmm. I wonder why people haven’t told me of this sooner? Anyway, It’s kind of cool though. I have like, A secret identity that I never even knew about! Like in movies, Where the girl finds out that she’s really a princess. Well, anyway, Enough of my strange and o’ so deafening jabber. Anyway, Pick me!

  17. Dawn Sherman says:

    I love that your Dad gets on here and posts comments! Daddy’s are awesome.

    Would you ever incorporate this sketch in one of your published book covers if the charachter spoke to you like Kevin?

  18. Kimberly Fullmer says:

    Of course that is a fun piece of HS history! After all, isn’t that where it all began! How fun…would love one of those for my “collection”!!! 🙂

    You know I love you and that is my most favorite book of yours! :))

    p.s. You’re soooo good to let other women drool over your man! hehe

  19. Jessica says:

    I think corny is awesome!! Corny pretty much sums up my life!! I love Heavenly Surrendar. Its the very first book of yours that I read. I have read it so many times that it finally fell apart and I had to go get a second copy!! After reading it, i was hooked on your books. I would love to own a piece of its history!! Kevin totally makes the perfect Breven!!! The sketch of him is just Heavenly!!!

  20. Breck McClaine says:

    oh my gosh I would love to have this print. The Heavenly Surrender is the first book of yours that I read…It was my sisters copy and it was definitely falling apart. To read it I had to hold it together…She has since bought another copy and I am the proud owner of the falling apart one…I have since begrudingly allowed my Mother-In-Law to read it and she has become a hooked fan as well. I would love to give a copy of this sketch to my amazing sister who has single-handedly converted many of her friends/sisters to the wonderful world of Marcia…

  21. Alyssa says:

    That’s awesome! What a fun bit of history to have!

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