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If you’d like to win a fabulous Edgar Allan Poe print, don’t forget to enter our Terrific Friends Giveaway!

[January Giveaway] Enter to Win an Edgar Allan Poe Print by Terrific Friends [CLOSED]

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love not only dead writers, but art. I’ve wiled away many a winter’s day sipping Earl Grey tea and reading old books, when I should be writing, editing, or otherwise engaged in some more “useful” pursuit. Whether deep in work or the pages of a book, though, I’m fortunate to always be surrounded by interesting visuals: photos, prints, paintings, etc.

Many of these images are of books or dead writers, because, well, an obsession is an obsession. One of the huge perks of running A Small Press Life is being able to share some of these finds with you, my dear readers and blogging friends.

Terrific Friends by Diana Shafer is one of my favourite Etsy shops, and for good reason. Diana’s writerly portraits are fresh, intelligent, and fun. Her work has featured in several of the most popular Shopping for the Bookworm posts.

I’m excited to announce that A Small Press Life has partnered with Diana Shafer and Terrific Friends to give away a copy of one of her awesome pieces!

A lucky reader will win their very own Edgar Allan Poe print. At 8″x10″ it’s an easy-to-frame standard (American) size.

This could be yours:

EAP Print by Terrific Friends

Edgar Allan Poe Print by Terrific Friends

How to enter*: leave a comment on this thread! It’s that easy. The contest ends on 31 January at 11:59 PM EST, and is open to international residents. Please visit Diana’s shop to view more of her fantastic work.

If you’d like to learn more about the artist, you’re in luck. Check back next week for an interview with Diana Shafer.

*If you’ve won anything from us in the last 3 contests, you are not eligible to enter this one! Thank you!

GOOD LUCK!

[Book Nerd News] Arthur Conan Doyle/Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 1: The Masque of the Read Death

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

“The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.”-The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 2: The Fall of the House of Usher (Clarke)

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

“While I gazed, this fissure rapidly widened-there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind-the entire orb of the satellite burst at once upon my sight-my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder-there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters-and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the “HOUSE of USHER.”-The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 3: The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Pit and the Pendulum by Harry Clarke, 1919

“I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony; and when they at length unbound me, and I was permitted to sit, I felt that my senses were leaving me.”-The Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 5: The Premature Burial

The Premature Burial by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Premature Burial by Harry Clarke, 1919.

“THERE are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.”-The Premature Burial, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 6: Ligeia

Ligeia by Harry Clarke, 1919

Ligeia by Harry Clarke, 1919.

“I cannot, for my soul, remember how, when, or even precisely where, I first became acquainted with the lady Ligeia.”-Ligeia, Edgar Allan Poe