You might be wondering why I am suggesting that it's time that Jane went travelling. The good people at Sourcebooks have recently released All Roads Lead to Austen: A yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith. While she was travelling, Amy took along with her copies of all six of Jane's books. She wondered how they would fare during her modern travels.
the special Facebook page. There are sample photos at Facebook.
This is a cool contest, but I am not walking around with a paper print of Jane and posing it for photos. I decided to print the image on fabric and work it into a mini quilt. What the heck, I printed two, one for me to travel with, and one to send off to my readers so that they can assist Jane in her travels and get their own photos for the contest.
This is my mini quilt Travelling Jane. She measures 9 1/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches. She has confided that she doesn't mind travelling in an envelope as long as she gets to go on an airplane. I still have to add the binding, but Jane wants to get moving.
If you would like Jane to come visit you for a few days, leave me a comment. She is willing to visit with you as long as you take her some where interesting for photos and then send me a digital copy as well as enter yourself and the photos in the Sourcebooks contest. Then you will need to airmail mail Jane along to the next person somewhere else in the world (probably will be international) who has requested her. After she has returned to me, I'll randomly put the names of Jane's hosts in a hat, and select one to have Jane return to live with you. Hopefully Jane will visit the Sourcebook offices and perhaps Bath or London....
Thanks to Sourcebooks for use of the cover image.
For additional information visit JaneAusten.org