"Auralia’s Colors" … pre-order!

Imagine my surprise when someone alerted me to the fact that you can pre-order my novel, Auralia’s Colors, at this Random House website!

What a week. The first box of copies of Through a Screen Darkly will arrive mid-week on my doorstep, and in bookstores on February 5th. I’ve just seen a draft of the cover art for Auralia’s Colors. And now, we have a definite release date and a pre-order page for that book as well. My head is spinning.

Happy New Year, indeed!

Meanwhile, I’m buried in some fine-tuning work on Auralia’s Colors, preparing this week’s Film Forum, and seeing one more film… Old Joy… before posting my Top 25 of 2006.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Catherine

    I rarely post comments – but this made me think of my own teenage years. First concert for me was ‘Straight Ahead’ tour – with that giant stop light on stage. I think Michael W. Smith was on tour with her. I saw her on my 18th birthday. Wow! I’m about to buy “The Collection” on CD – just for “I’m Gonna Fly”. There are few songs that can make me feel like I can do anything – and that’s in the top 10! Thanks for the memories!

  • Julie

    Jeffrey, I think my parents had that couch, too.

  • Adam Walter

    The only piece of contemporary music in the ceremony when I got married was Grant’s “Doubly Good to You” (sung in our wedding by a man, a vocalist/pianist). I think Straight Ahead was the first album I bought with my own $, and “Doubly Good” is still one of the most heart-wrenching songs I know.

    (Love the picture!)

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    I agree. I still listen to Lead Me On. Some really strong songwriting on there. “Wait for the Healing” is the best thing she ever recorded, and if I remember right, that track was only included in some editions of the album.

  • Neil E. Das

    Jeffrey, I just did a post on Amy Grant, specifically on how great an album Lead Me On is. There is some real honesty in the lyrics, and, in my non-expert opinion, the music is pretty good too. That is a great picture, by the way.

  • Dan "Loppy Boy" Do

    “There’s never been a ‘Baby, Baby’ ring tone. Imagine how popular that could be.”

    Imagine how fast I would ‘silence’ it..

  • Paul J.

    First of all, props for posting that picture! I don’t know if I’d have the courage to expose my teenage self on the web. ;-)
    I have the “Unguarded” tour booklet framed in my music room, with the autograph – “Paul, thanks for coming out to dance! Much love, Amy”. (we danced together during her encore at a show we opened in Oklahoma City). Big fun, lots of memories…