Have you ever wanted to have input in a historical fiction novel (or any novel for that matter)? Well, now here is your chance! I had to share this unique opportunity with you all because it is so cool.
Author Kathy Leonard Czepiel (author of A Violet Season) is looking for some input from readers to help get some of the finer details right in her upcoming novel. I will use her description as to what she is looking for:
I'm in the final push of getting my second novel "finished" and ready to send to my agent this winter. It's set in 1929-1945 (well, really it stretches to 1950) and the protagonist is a woman photographer. The novel traces the evolution of her career, and also her love affair with a much younger man. In order to get the setting and the everyday details right, I've been asking my readers to send submissions to a project I'm calling 45 Treasures (in honor of 1945). It works like this: people send me a photo of an ordinary household item they have that dates from 1900 to 1945. I've been posting them in galleries on Pinterest and on my website, and when I'm ready, I will write 45 of those items into the novel itself!
How cool is that?! One of your items could end up someone in her novel! I am going to have to sort through my grandmother's things and see if I have anything cool to submit.
You are are interested in submitting pictures you can email Kathy at KLCzepiel[at]att[dot]net. I would submit you photos in the next week or two as she is getting close to getting ready to include the items into the book.
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