“Raven’s Ladder”: An Update

The new strand of The Auralia Thread will be called Raven’s Ladder.

I hope you like it. Tonight (all night) and tomorrow morning (all morning) I am packaging up my first draft for the editor. I have that familiar sensation of excitement and nerves and relief and apprehension…

Anyway, that’s what I’m doing tonight. What are you doing?

You’re watching the trailer for the new Jim Jarmusch film… at Twitch.

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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.

  • http://robert.epictales.org Robert Treskillard

    Hah, now I have more questions to keep me awake at night.

    Thanks for the peek though!

  • http://www.lookingcloser.org closerlooker

    In this story, we see that a character who is particularly close to Cal-raven calls him “Raven.” But there is also a chapter in which he arrives at something called “the Ladder of Ravens.” And, as with Cyndere’s Midnight, the title might be referring to more than one thing — in either a particular or poetic sense.

    ARCs won’t be available until after a long period of revision, so stay tuned.

  • http://robert.epictales.org Robert Treskillard


    I’m glad I found this on your regular blog since it didn’t post on the Auralia’s Colors page.

    You have my interest pepper-picante-piqued about “Raven’s Ladder”. So what happened to the “Cal”? Did his name change? Did *he* change? Is this someone else? Hmmmmm…. I can hear your laughter as we all fidget.

    Okay, so I can’t wait! Will there be any advanced reading copies available?!


  • http://rachelstarrthomson.com Rachel Starr Thomson

    Well, I WAS procrastinating before I start editing a novel for a friend of mine. But at this moment I’m being really excited that Raven’s Ladder is that much closer to publication. I helped tour Cyndere’s Midnight for the CSFF blog tour and discovered the first two books then. Definitely a fan :).

  • http://threebrothers.org/brendan/ Brendan

    That link is a little mangled; I think you meant to point us here: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/jim-jarmusch-explores-the-limits-of-control/

  • http://sjdeal.blogspot.com Shane Deal

    Raven is the name of a villain in my story. I’m afraid ever since then the name has carried a bit of a chill with it for me.