Happy Fifth Birthday, Auralia! (Enter to Win One of Two Prize Packages)

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Today, Auralia turns five years old!That is to say, Random House's WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group published my first novel, Auralia's Colors, on September 4, 2007.I'm still in a state of grateful disbelief and giddy enthusiasm. So, in the spirit of Bilbo Baggins, I'm giving stuff away to some of the party guests... Here's how you can join the party. (It's easy.) You might be one of two to win a prize package. (Details below.) 1. Raise a glass, and write an original, imaginative … [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman’s Girls, Part One – Coraline (2009)

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2012 Update: ParaNorman has opened to some enthusiastic reviews, and I'm eager to see it because it comes from LAIKA Entertainment , the same movie studio that turned Neil Gaiman's Coraline into a terrific stop-animation feature in 2009. In the three years since its release, I've grown more and more fond of Coraline; it's become one of my favorite animated films, strong work on every level.Here's my original review, which began a two-part focus at Good Letters on movies about "Neil Gaiman's … [Read more...]


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