A gift for wild animals & weary travelers

The darkness is so encompassing. Yesterday, pouring rain outside, girls still completely sacked out at 7:00am, I decided just to let them sleep, sleep, sleep in. It’s like Fantastic Mr. Fox says: We’re also wild animals. And wild animals don’t get up for school; they hibernate. This beautiful book contains images and stories to sustain us in the darkness. It’s a perfect gift for weary travelers and wild animals alike.

Lanterns offers a kind light to weary travelers wishing for companions on the journey toward a well-crafted soul. Stories, poems, and essays offer signposts and gentle guidance, reminding readers that resistance melts away in the company of those who believe in the path set before us. By illuminating the ways we can move outside of our interior reflections into a more inclusive whole, this lovely book provides a way into togetherness that will encourage and inspire anyone longing for authentic connection around their creative work.

~ Jen Lemen, artist, activist, dreamer

Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories

by Jennifer McGuiggan & friends

6×6 inch gift book; 48-pages
High-quality paper (100#); Saddle-stitched binding
Black & white photography throughout
Unique Polaroid color photo cover
Holiday orders begin shipping 12/16/09
Gift bundle discounts available

Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories is a curated collection of prose, poetry, and black & white photographry by seven women writers, artists, and photographers. Each page offers up nuggets of wisdom and candor about life, friendship, and creativity. This beautiful square gift book is handcrafted, professionally printed, and thoughtfully created, making it the perfect gift for your girlfriends, your daughters, your mothers, yourself. It is a gift of hope, inspiration, and the reminder that creativity and community walk alongside each other, hand in hand, a string of lanterns lighting the way. Lanterns is a celebration, an encouragement, an invitation. (A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls Write Now, a NYC nonprofit that helps teenage girls develop their creative, independent voices and explore careers in professional writing.)

Contributors
Darlene J Kreutzer
Liz Lamoreux
Jen Lee
Jennifer McGuiggan (editor/contributor)
Rachelle Mee-Chapman
Lisa Ottman
Jena Strong

Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories is now available for holiday pre-order. Buy a single book at the special introductory price of $18 or choose a gift bundle (two books for $32 or three books for $45).

Holiday pre-orders will be accepted until December 13, 2009. Pre-orders will start shipping by December 16 for delivery by Christmas in the U.S.

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