Winners of Auralia’s Fifth Anniversary Contest (Correction)

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[UPDATE: I've just been informed that, due to a strange corruption of the file in which the submissions were compiled, some of the names and toasts were mixed up. Thus, the vote-tally turned up a bad result, with the wrong name attached to one of the winning toasts. My apologies to the person who was erroneously congratulated, and to the true winner - Adam Beckmeyer - whose toast is the Second Place Winner. Fortunately for Adam, prizes have not been mailed yet, so he will receive his rewards for … [Read more...]

Raise a Toast Before the Deadline! (Deadline Extended to 9 p.m.)

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I forgot to post a reminder over the weekend.So I'll give you a little more time. You now you have until 9 p.m. (Seattle time) tonight to enter the Auralia's Colors 5th Anniversary contest and turn in your toast to Auralia.If you missed the initial announcement, check out the prize packages that are up for grabs in this toast-a-thon. … [Read more...]

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...]

Have You Ever Attended a Birthday Party… for a Book?

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On September 4, 2007 — five years ago Tuesday — Auralia's Colors, the first book in my four-volume fantasy series called The Auralia Thread, was born.It was quite a reason for rejoicing at Overstreet headquarters, as I'd dreamed of sharing my stories with the world since I was a small child, and I'd been "in labor" on this particular story for over a decade.It was a life-changing experience in many ways. As people have discovered the books, read them, and responded, I've been blessed with … [Read more...]


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