Make an Elvis song into a BOOK contest!


Make an Elvis song into a BOOK contest!

This is straight from Mimi Barbour –


**After I listened to an old Elvis Presley hit called She’s Not You , I couldn’t get the words out of my head. Finally, it came to me. The sentiments were so beautiful that the story they told should be written. So, I wrote the first chapter and the song stopped haunting me. I released book #1 of the Elvis Series late in Nov.

Shes Not You

When it came time to decide which of Elvis’s song should be chosen for Book #2, I decided who better than the readers themselves to make the choice.

~Mimi **

“Make an Elvis song into a book contest!”

Fresh Fiction

Here it is live for the whole month of February.

Please let all your friends know about it!

Tell your mom and her pals who grew up with the King!

Share this link with your Facebook buddies and twitter followers.

It’ll be fun to see which of his songs will grace the cover of

Book #2 in Mimi Barbour’s

Elvis series.

Here’s what the winner will receive:

1. The winner will have his/her favorite song chosen as the title and theme for the next book in the Elvis series.

2. It will be dedicated to the winner.

3. And their name will be used for one of the characters.

Video of Elvis singing – Book #1 “She’s Not You”

Good Luck Everyone!

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  1. JeriWB says:

    I find myself wondering if any copyright implications are involved in something like this? I only ask because I've always wanted to write a story inspired by Bob Dylan's song "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" but it seems some sort of intellectual property right would apply and need to be looked into.

    • Mimi Barbour says:

      Hi Jeri, I certainly hope there's no infringement here with me using the Title's of Elvis' songs. Since the words are anyone's to use, I can't see a problem. And his photo's have been around for anyone to take copies of since I was a young girl….longgg time ago 🙂

  2. Mimi Barbour says:

    Thanks so much for having me as your guest, Cheryl. I hope your followers enter the contest and I wish them all the best of luck!

    • Geek Girl says:

      My pleasure. Good luck to everyone!

  3. Dan Meyers_BREAK FREE says:

    I don't exactly have emotional attachments to Elvis songs because it was before my time, but it should be an interesting contest!

    • Geek Girl says:

      It's hard to imagine Elvis being before your time. I feel old now… LOL

  4. My wife grew up watching his old movies with her parents, but this wasn't one that had any influence in my life growing up. Granted he is a bit before my time (think he died the year I was born).

    I did go to graceland once years ago.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I have never been to Graceland. I do have lots of memories associated with Elvis songs though…

  5. namirusso says:

    My mom was an Elvis fanatic but she listened to his later stuff – you know, his blimped out Vegas years. That and the Christmas album, which is hilarious listening to it now.

  6. Susan Cooper says:

    Although I grew up at a time he was at his high point, I was more of a Beatles fan. They just seemed to “sing” to my young heart.

    What I can say about Elvis is, as an adult, I now appreciate and understand his talent and artistic gifts. All that said, I wish you the very best with your book.

  7. What a cool idea for a book. I love the music of Elvis so much. I think "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" is probably my favourite. We had it as the song at our wedding back in 1975 and the love for the song has stayed with me even though the marriage didn't last!

  8. K Wodke says:

    How about "Love Me Tender"?