Stories that Matter

Spine Poetry Challenge!

If you’ve ever been to Vermont, you’ll remember the covered bridges. I’ll never forget my first glimpse of one, as a girl traveling with her parents, from a tiny island surrounded by ocean, to see this long red wooden structure perched precariously over the rushing water beneath it … I was mesmerized. Even cooler was when we were able to drive through them. Something about the damp darkness, the almost eerie silence, the whoosh of the wind through the open windows of the car as we drove on through,  fascinated my young mind.


So I shouldn’t have been surprised when one of my stories landed in the location of Vermont. And of course, there had to be a covered bridge.

In Bridge of Faith, as you’ll discover when you read the book, Faith Bridge plays an important role in a number of ways. I didn’t intentionally plan it that way, but as the plot unfolded, the bridge became significant to the story, a symbol of the past and a hope for the future. Once I knew what happened there on that bridge, both in history and over the course of the story, the title of the book, Bridge of Faith, was born. And it was perfect.

I think we all need a bridge of faith at some point in our lives – that moment when we know we have no choice, because if we want to get to the other side — if we want to claim that victory, we must cross the bridge, no matter how difficult it may be or how impossible it may seem.

With that said, let’s talk about Spine Poetry. If you’ve never done this, it’s really fun, and easy. All you need are some books, and your imagination. But maybe a visual will work best.

My “Spine Poetry” describing – Bridge of Faith


That’s all there is to it! Are you up for the challenge?

Join me and my author friends and and have some fun as we celebrate our new releases this week! Here’s the scoop:

The task:


Grab your favorite books and create a “poem” or loose “limerick” from the titles. Something as simple as:

  • All your favorite authors in one stack
  • Similar titles
  • Similar spine colors for a lovely mosaic
  • Titles that when placed in a stack tell a simple story or rhyme
  • All of one author’s books in one stack

IMPORTANT: Be sure to post a link to your spine poetry in the PromoSimple form for your entry to be counted!

Ready for step two?

Take a picture and post it on social media, tagging one or all of our authors: @PepperBasham, @KCambronAuthor, @CarlaLaureano, @BethVogt, @cathwest

Want extra credit?

Visit each of the blogs:

Pepper Basham,

Kristy Cambron,

Carla Laureano,

Beth Vogt,

Catherine West

and build a spine poetry entry for each author. You can enter as many times as you’d like!

The prizes:

You didn’t want to do this just for the fun of it? Well, okay then. :- ))

Any spine poetry is entered to win a prize basket with a copy of each of our author’s books:

The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

London Tides by Carla Laureano

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt

Bridge of Faith by Catherine West

If you create a Spine Poetry with any of our authors in one collection, you’ll be entered to win THIS mother lode:

Hand-crafted journal

Hand-crafted Swarovski crystal bracelet

Pride & Prejudice DVD

Signed copy of The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Signed copy of Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West

Signed copy of Somebody Like You by Beth Vogt

Spine Poetry Challenge




  1. Deanna S on May 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I liked your spine poetry.. Here is mine for you 🙂
    Beyond the Storm
    A Stitch in Crime,
    Aloha Rose
    A Grand Design!

    • Cathy West on May 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm


      • Deanna S on May 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm

        I did post on FB & Pinterest too 🙂 This was fun!

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