Monday, January 26, 2015

Cardboard Soup

Cardboard Soup... sounds delicious, eh? It's not a new recipe, it's the working title for my new life project, a book.

I'm 100% serious. In today's society it's easier than ever to get published (which is good and bad), so why not give it a shot? It's been a dream of mine to write a book for a long time and this is the inspiration I needed. So far I've received overwhelming support and I'm ecstatic to get this ball rolling.

Here's the thing, I can't do it alone. Cardboard Soup will be a compilation of stories from card-enthusiasts of all walks of life. The relationships I've made with fellow collectors have inspired me to share my story and I have to believe I'm not the only one with a story to tell. It could be how you started collecting, a project you've worked on, collecting with a friend, anything. This hobby is filled with fantastic memories that deserve to be printed.

Guess what! I want to share YOUR story! Don't be shy and don't be humble. No matter how bland you think you are, I'll prove to you that you're not. Begin to think of who you are as a collector and how the hobby has shaped you as a person. That's what I want to share. Filling 3-10 pages of a book with your memories will be a cinch. All I need is your permission and together we'll pull that story out of you. If you can write out your whole story, so be it. If you can only muster a sentence or two, that's just fine. An ETBNL (Editor to be Named Later) and I can give form to your memories, all that's needed is a spark of inspiration.

The theme of this book will be positive. I want the happy sappy stuff. The memory that lifts you up when you're feeling down.

Much more on this project will come in the future, but for now I could really use your support. Whether by contributing or supporting in any way, it'll mean a ton to me. Please consider spreading the news on your blog and through social media. The more the merrier! If you're interested in helping out, please leave a comment with your email address or email me directly at Thanks everyone!

 - Chris

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