Congratulations, Raven’s Ladder contest winners!

Okay, I’m running late with these photo contest results, but better late than never.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Raven’s Ladder photo contest, spreading the word about The Auralia Thread with creative photographs of the books!

Here are the winners!


Cheryl Russell’s efforts to celebrate the series are beyond compare. She put together quite a gallery of photos, and continued to send them long after the deadline. (She already had the contest wrapped up by then, so that was just icing on the cake.) She’ll receive the complete trilogy!

Here are some photos from her gallery:

The Auralia Thread raiding the pantry.

Raven’s Ladder at the Rockin’ Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios.

Raven’s Ladder at Pixar’s Pizza Planet.

Raven’s Ladder finds Nemo.

Raven’s Ladder at the “Expedition Everest” (roller coaster in Animal Kingdom).

Raven’s Ladder befriending a purple puffdragon.

The Auralia Thread staying fit with Wii.

Raven’s Ladder in style.

The Auralia sled…

And then there were many other great entries. I chose these four as “runners-up,” and the photographers will receive copies of Raven’s Ladder.

Esther Lopresto hopes no one notices she’s been reading in the bookstore for hours.

Jennifer Fuchikawa dresses up to read The Auralia Thread, and she has a pet puffdragon.

David Kimball’s Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies like the scenes that involve the hound named Hagah or the cat called Dukas.

Yvonne Heimann knows the right way to read Auralia’s Colors.

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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.

  • Jennifer Fuchikami

    Wow, I placed! Thank you so much Mr. Overstreet! Also, congratulations to everyone else!
    @ Cheryl – Goodness, those books sure traveled. : ) I think my favorite of yours is the one with the purple dragon, but the photo with Nemo comes pretty close.
    @ Esther – I love how you made everything desaturated except for the “Auralia books” –beautiful.
    @ Yvonne – “LOL,” I’m too protective of my “bought new” books to eat and read at the same time (with spaghetti, no less), but I sometimes do with my “used books” or library ones . . . Shhhh! – I haven’t spilled yet. ; )
    @ David – Apologies for sounding like a stereotypical teen , but . . . awww, they’re so cute! : )
    Great job everyone!

  • Cheryl Russell

    Thanks! It was fun. :-) Cool way to end a milestone day–books from one of my favorite authors. (I graduated from Malone University with a BA in English). :-)

  • WordVixen

    Not sure if you knew, but the “purple puffdragon” is Figment… as in, Figment of imagination (the ride at Epcot). Which is so appropriate! Love that! Although, those puppies are too cute… it would be a toss up for me!