Auralia’s Ongoing Celebrations

Many, many thanks to the crowd that filled all available chairs in The Next Chapter bookstore last Saturday night.

Many thanks to John and Sharon Connell for being such generous, gracious hosts there.

Thanks to all who listened while I shared the story behind Auralia’s Colors, and read Chapter One.

Thanks to the heckler who stood across the street from the store and shouted at me.

Thanks to my parents for driving all the way from Portland, Oregon. And for teaching me to read and write. And for burying me in books.

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of Auralia’s Colors there. I’m getting better and better at signatures all the time, thanks to all of that practice.

Thanks to everyone who attended The Kindlings Muse last night, where I talked with Dick Staub, Greg Wright, and Jennie Spohr about fantasy, faith, and imagination. (The podcast will be posted soon!)

Thanks to everyone who attended, wined, dined, and asked questions after the discussion.

Thanks to Dick Staub and Jennie Spohr for organizing such a stimulating event.

Thanks to everyone who purchased books there as well. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

Now… on to the biggest event of all… the Third Place Books release party for Auralia’s Colors, this Saturday at 6:30 p.m., in the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre in north Seattle.

I hope I’ll see you there!

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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.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Some guy stood on the street corner opposite the store. The door was open. He was shouting. I was reading, and I looked up and realized that the guy was staring at me while he was shouting. I’m not sure what he was saying, but he certainly didn’t appear to be addressing anyone else.

    Maybe he’s the guy who sent me the rather unique “fan letter” that we’ve been discussing over at

  • mrmando

    You had a heckler? Do tell.