Please remember the Wapshott Press on Giving Tuesday 2017

Hello Friends of Wapshott Press,

Please help support us in 2018 with your tax deductible donation to the Washott Press (http://wapshottpress.org) while PayPal adds 1% to your donation during the holiday season. 1% percent helps us, especially because PayPal doesn’t take any fees from the donation to us. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate to the Wapshott Press. Read on for some ways to for us to thank you for your support. And please feel free to forward this post to anyone you think might be interested, thanks.

Your donation to the Wapshott Press is always very welcome and will be put to excellent use. This year is the first time we’re asking for donations through the PayPal Giving Fund because from Giving Tuesday, November 28 to December 31, 2017, PayPal will add 1% to your donation in support of the Wapshott Press. And we need your support in 2018, so any donation will be very important to our success. So with that in mind, we have some special sponsorships and premiums to go with your donation:

For $750 we will thank you profusely on the back cover of the book of your choice, and send you a signed and an unsigned copy of the book you choose to sponsor. Titles and descriptions are below. This offer is only good for Storylandia and J Bloglandia. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked on.

For $650 we will thank you profusely on the back cover of the book of your choice, and send you two copies of the book you choose to sponsor. Titles and descriptions are below. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked on.

For $550 we will thank you profusely on a dedicated page at the front of the book and send you a signed and an unsigned copy of the book you choose to sponsor. Titles and descriptions are below. This offer is only good for Storylandia and J Bloglandia. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked in.

For $450 we will thank you profusely on a dedicated page at the front of the book and send you two copies of the book you choose to sponsor. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked in.

For $350 we will thank you profusely on a dedicated page at the back of the book and send you a signed and an unsigned copy of the book you choose to sponsor. Titles and descriptions are below. This offer is only good for Storylandia and J Bloglandia. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked in.

For $250 we will thank you profusely on a dedicated page at the back of the book and send you two copies of the book you choose to sponsor. Titles and descriptions are below. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to be thanked in.

For $150 we will send you a signed copy of the book of your choice. Titles and descriptions are below. This offer is only good for Storylandia and J Bloglandia. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to have sent to you.

For $100 we will send you a copy of the book of your choice. Titles and descriptions are below. Click here https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2716533 or here http://bit.ly/2zrNcx6 to donate. We’ll be in touch about which book you’d like to have sent to you

And you will receive our eternal gratitude for any amount you choose to donate to the Wapshott Press. Here’s what we have planned for 2018:

Storylandia 24: Chassy
A boy and his sailboat and his best girl.
Excerpt:
“Your boyfriend has purchased a sailboat,” Bridge announced that night when he met Deborah at the Club to celebrate their fifth anniversary going together. He handed her a hat box. “And I hereby commission you first mate along with all the privileges that befit the position.”
Deborah cringed as she opened the box. “You didn’t.”

Storylandia 25: Miranda
Stories of Miranda growing up.
Excerpt:
Miranda saw Rosemary for the first time across her father’s Poconos estate. It was summer: the garden overflowed with tomatoes, beans, and squash that sat like children hiding in the stalks; the flowers, sunflowers like bonnets and purple gladioli, stood with their faces to the sun; and the pool, a glacial blue body, sunned in the dazzling yellow light. The woman was small in the distance, childlike as she bent to pick something from the stretch of green life next to her, and Miranda only identified her as a woman when she bent at the waist to reveal curves Miranda had only acquired a few years before.

Storylandia 26: Marchers’ Season
The story of a family and a town in turmoil.
Excerpt:
A news reporter launched into a story. “In the wake of Wednesday’s school board vote to not renew the contract of the school system’s first black superintendent, Russell Livaudais, approximately fifty students gathered on the front steps of Meadowview High School yesterday afternoon. They blocked the line of cars waiting to pick up children after school. Many held signs, saying ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and ‘Keep Racism Out of Our Schools.’”

Storylandia 27: Vistula
A mission to aid the Polish resistance in Warsaw during the last days of WWII.
Excerpt:
Across the river, lights from the few buildings still standing in the Zoliborz district twinkled in the weak winter twilight. Shadows hid the bombed-out neighborhoods, the smoke, the smoldering ruins. The pop, pop, pop of small arms fire broke the stillness. I instinctively identified the weapon, a Strumgewehr 44. The sound was strangely comforting, knowing I wasn’t the target.
Blue chunks of ice bumped and grated against each other in the swift current below me. The river would be frozen solid by now if it weren’t for the tons of war waste and chemicals. When the sun reflected off the river just right, the water took on the green tint of anti-freeze. Listening to the ice, I shut my eyes and composed myself, thinking about my last day at home.

Journal of Bloglandia: The Dark Shadows Issue
Read a collection of wise, witty, and in-depth essays on our favorite daytime soap about creatures of the night and friends by the ever amazing Kathryn L. Ramage. Our first JBlogs in 8 years.
Excerpt:
As a little girl in the early ’70s, I would come home from school every day and turn on the TV to watch reruns of what we called “Barnabas Collins,” the show about the vampire. I don’t recall very much about the show itself, however, except that one featured character named Maggie was played by an actress named Kathryn Leigh Scott—a name I am unlikely ever to forget or misspell. Nor can I say that I gave the show much thought in the last 40 years, until the first 200 episodes of Dark Shadows from 1966 and ’67, before the appearance of Barnabas Collins, became available on DVD in the wake of that very silly film remake. I thought I’d rent the first two sets of disks from Netflix and give it a look.

Collected Stories by Julie Travis
And all new collection of high quality of horror for the mistress of the genre.
Excerpt:
I am on top of an angular stone structure, high in the mountains. From this point I look to one side and there is Saturn, close by, gigantic. The planet and its rings are glowing red. On the other side is a second Saturn. This one is made of silvery metal. Bizarre designs—hieroglyphs? Words?—are imprinted onto the planet’s surface. What form do I take now, I wonder; I cast no shadow, I can see nothing of myself and as I move away from the mountain’s edge, I approach another structure. It looks like a stone circle. As I get closer I see that it is made up of elaborate tombstones, the graves pointing inwards to the centre of the circle. On the far side of the circle stand three figures. Feeling my presence, they turn to me and I see their demonic faces. One begins to make its way towards me, around the outside of the circle. It will not step inside. They fade away as I travel to another place. Surrounded by towering sand dunes, I see the two Beings again. They are walking across the sand, although they leave no trail. They walk slowly on bony legs with numerous joints. They are a long way away yet we are talking as if they are next to me.

Sincerely yours,

Ginger Mayerson
President, Wapshott Press, now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
www.WapshottPress
http://storylandia.wapshottpress.org

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