Winners in the “Cyndere’s Midnight” Contest

Thanks to everyone who submitted creative and frightening names in the “Name the Character” contest!

After playing around with many of the names, I had to go with the names that “stuck.” Yes, some of you put a lot of thought and study into finding words with meaningful roots and histories. But when it came down to it, there was something about…

Sop Crone.

I’m making a slight alteration: The Sopper Crone.

So congratulations to danny69, who will receive a free copy of the book in thanks.

But I’ve chosen a second winner as well. The Sopper Crone is a good title for this character, as it matches what she does, but it also sounds just… sticky. And yet, I also need a name… a name for what she was before she took this degrading job working for the beastmen. And of the names submitted, I liked Kreanomos best.

So further congratulations to leatherwing for submitting that name!

Send me your contact info, folks, and I’ll be sure you get a book in September.

Thanks, everyone, for making this so much fun. I may just have to do it again sometime soon!

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at