Five “Auralia’s Colors” Confessions: Old Thieves Make a Discovery

Ladies and gentlemen, here are... The Top 5 Confessions about Auralia's Colors, Chapter 1: "Old Thieves Make a Discovery." … [Read more...]

Day-making Email about “Auralia’s Colors” and The Kindlings Muse

Two years ago at this time, I was frantic to wrap up revisions on Auralia's Colors. Last year, I was frantic to wrap up revisions on Cyndere's Midnight. In the next three weeks, I'm wrapping up revisions on Raven's Ladder... if my laptop doesn't catch fire first. So it's very encouraging, in the long long hours of trimming, re-writing, and re-imagining, to get a letter like this one: … [Read more...]

Auralia in King County’s Journal Newspapers This Month

Many, many thanks to writer Cathy Herholdt, an inspired writer who has given Auralia and Cyndere a generous amount of wordage in the March editions of the Journal newspapers, which are popping up all over the King County area as we speak. Tell your friends, and pick up a copy! … [Read more...]

“Auralia’s Colors” … in Dutch!

De kleuren van Auralia

De kleuren van Auralia is here. I'm trying not to take it personally that it's described as a "Schitterend fantasy-boek." (What exactly does that mean?) UPDATE: Anne and I have plane tickets to Amsterdam in hand. In April, we will indeed be boarding my first international flight since 1991. I'm preparing several presentations on Christian discernment in film, and I'll be addressing a variety of audiences. Many, many thanks in advance to my generous hosts, program planners, and the … [Read more...]

This Doesn’t Happen Every Day…

I had a remarkable encounter at my neighborhood's best coffee shop: Hotwire Online Coffeehouse. Hotwire sells copies of Auralia's Colors (God bless them!) And this morning, a woman who had purchased a copy asked me to sign her book for her as-yet-unborn daughter. Wow. Even more interesting: She'd already decided to name her daughter Aurelia. But after she finished the book, she changed the spelling of the name to match my character... Auralia. Good heavens. I hope little … [Read more...]

Auralia’s eColors!

This week, Auralia's Colors became an eBook! … [Read more...]

Catapulting Auralia’s Colors

Many thanks to reviewer Jason Panella for this review of Auralia's Colors at Catapult. … [Read more...]

What’s Your Favorite Last Line of a Novel?

Here's American Book Review with the 100 Best Last Last Lines from Novels. My personal favorite? "Frodo was alive but taken by the enemy." That line still sends chills down my spine when I read it. How could you not go on to read The Return of the King after reading that final note in The Two Towers? In fact, that line was ringing in my mind as I wrote a scene near the conclusion of Cyndere's Midnight, as a particular character's life suddenly takes an alarming new direction... … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Colors – A Second Printing, A New Look

AuraliasColors-2ndPrinting

Auralia's Colors is coming back to bookstores in April as it enters its second printing. It has a revised cover. And it will come with a preview chapter from Cyndere's Midnight. If you go looking for it in Barnes and Noble in April, you may be pleasantly surprised. You may find it featured on the Buy 2 Get 1 Free table. For a bargain, you can pick up a copy, and two extras to give as gifts. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Beauty! Beauty! Beauty!

Contrary to what some of the reviews have claimed, I am not writing The Auralia Thread to preach a message, to allegorize the Gospel, or to entertain. I wrote Auralia's Colors because it gave me a way to explore the powerful mystery of Beauty. Storytelling gives me a way to ask, in all kinds of ways, why I am drawn again and again to beauty, nourished by it, transformed by it... if the world is a meaningless accident. And Cyndere's Midnight is proving to be another worthwhile journey for me … [Read more...]