When I said in my last post that my placing in The Clarity of Night's "Elemental" contest was an embarrassment of riches, I meant it literally. Turns out Jason Evans doubled the prize money for Readers' Choice because two entries tied, my piece and Aerin Rose's (In Search of Giants). That made me a little uncomfortable. After all, did I really need two prizes? I didn't think so, which led me to email Jason with an offer to donate it for the benefit of future CoN winners. He had a different idea: Why not use some of the winnings to encourage young writers?
What a fabulous thought.
Now, dear readers, this is where you come in. I'm offering three books that inspired me to write free-of-charge -- one for children, one for YA readers and one for the college-aged -- and you're going to help me find worthy recipients. A few rules, though. First, I'll award the titles on a first-come, first-served basis. Second, no one gets to know the names of the titles except yours truly. Third, you can't claim the titles for yourself unless you fall into one of these three age brackets. Fourth, send your nominees to ISawLightningFall [at] gmail [dot] com.
Godspeed and happy reading!
(Picture: CC 2006 by gianΩmerz)