Soar! A Graduation Book Giveaway



I love graduations!

I love thinking about all those minds, made even more marvelous by lectures and labs and research and readings and conversations until three a.m.

The scholar above is our niece Becky Younger, waiting to step onto the stage to receive her Master of Science. She studied athletic training and conditioning. She plans to specialize in baseball injuries and rehabilitation. Go Becky!

I gave her a copy of Soar: Follow Your Dreams (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014), June Cotner’s new anthology.


This tiny book packs a punch with its upbeat poems, quotations, and short prose.

Here’s one of my favorites, written by Susan Landon:

Wild Places

Becky, who blogs, seemed especially pleased the book features short quotes she can use in blog posts. A runner who just ran the Boston Marathon for the first time, our niece knows plenty about inspiration.  Soar!

If you’ve got a graduate on your list, consider this clever, lively volume!



(And the book isn’t just for graduates. It’s for you or anyone. Soar makes a great gift for a midlifer doing some reinventing).

Giveaway: June Cotner and the publisher have offered a copy of Soar to a Friend for the Ride reader. For a chance to win, leave a comment by May 30 saying you’d like to be the winner. Thanks!

June Cotner is the author of more than two dozen books. SOAR! Follow Your Dreams was published in March by Andrews McMeel Publishing and Garden Blessings  (post coming up!) was published in May by Viva Editions.

Follow June on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. Check out her website at and her author page on


15 thoughts on “Soar! A Graduation Book Giveaway”

  1. Thank you, Barbara! I love what you did with this post! I shared it on FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I love your blog! Congratulations also on your honor of being one of the top menopause blogs!


  2. Thanks for this post Barbara. It is always difficult to find something special to give to a graduate. This hits the spot. Maybe I’ll win this one so I don’t have to go out and buy it.


  3. Ok Barbara, you already made me a June Cotner fan (Gratitude Prayers), so please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!


  4. My daughter Ariana, just graduated for WCE Bauer College of Business at U of Houston May 8, 2014. We are so proud of her. Would love a copy of “Soar” to give to her. Thanks!


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