You may know I'm publishing my novel, Camelot & Vine. It's about an actress who, on the day before her 40th birthday, loses everything she never cared about, flees Hollywood for England, falls through a gap in time, and accidentally saves King Arthur's life.
A lot more happens after that. Think 6th century Britain, chain mail, love triangles and Saxon invaders.
Publication is underway and it's going to take a few weeks (I'm crossing my fingers for an early October release but I really don't know), and in the meantime I thought we'd have a contest--a Camelot & Vine photo contest--because we can and we want to and we should so we will! The contest is called "Camelot Where You Are."
Here's what you do: find Camelot Where You Are (or where you've been), in whatever representation tickles your fancy (oh, teehee, ouch!), take a picture and send the pic to me. If you tell me it's okay, I'll also add you to my mailing list for email updates.
There's a castle in your town. Yes there is. It might be at the playground or on a business sign or on a product label. There's a shield, too, and a knight (the one above stands at Prestige Auto Service at Lincoln and Orange Grove in Pasadena). Take a photo of the castle, the knight, the sword--whatever represents Camelot to you--and email it to me by clicking on my profile at the upper left. Be sure to put "C&V photo contest" in your subject line. You retain all rights to your photo, and at the same time, by sending it to me you are granting me permission to post it here on PasadenaDailyPhoto.com. One entry per person, please. Larger formats look better when they're posted, so send it big to give yourself the best chance of winning.
I'll begin posting entries next week if I have some by then. I have no idea how many I'll get, so I'm not sure how many I'll post per day (maybe several, maybe by next Friday I'll be begging). The contest will go Tuesday through Friday and we'll vote on the weekends, with a winner every week until Camelot & Vine is published. Everyone who visits the blog will be allowed to vote.
Oh, and just guess what the prizes will be.
Each weekly winner will receive a copy of Camelot & Vine, in the format of his or her choice, as soon as the book becomes available.
Enter now! We all want to see your Camelot!
(P.S. I've posted some Camelot Where You Are shots on the Updates page of my website.)