Which Movie Captures Your Part of the World? Tell Me, and You Might Win a Great Book.

Cinematic States

"This is really wonderful stuff. Thoughtful, unique, insightful, and funny. It's unlike anything I've ever read."That's what Scott Teems, director of Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey and That Evening Sun, and writer for the hit TV series Rectify, says about Cinematic States, the new book by my friend, the Northern Irish film enthusiast and author Gareth Higgins.Marc Cousins, the brilliant film scholar who created the best documentary series on cinematic history that I've ever se … [Read more...]

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...]

How to get a signed volume from The Auralia Thread for free…

Buy a book from The Auralia Thread from your local bookstore, and I'll send you another book from the series free of charge!Here's how this deal works... … [Read more...]

Name That Storybook contests.

You're invited to play a new game I've begun on my Tumblr site. (You have to register for Tumblr to play, which is quick and free.)It's called Name That Storybook. … [Read more...]

Congratulations, Raven’s Ladder contest winners!

Okay, I'm running late with these photo contest results, but better late than never. … [Read more...]

Easiest Contest Ever?

Just type your name and email address into the Comments at Fanstasy/SciFi Book Review, and you might win all three of my novels: Auralia's Colors, Cyndere's Midnight, and Raven's Ladder! … [Read more...]

Last Chance: Win all three Auralia Thread books. Cast an Auralia movie.

Just a reminder... … [Read more...]

The Contest Continues

Thanks to all of you who have emailed me, or contacted me on Facebook, with your entries in The Auralia Thread contest! … [Read more...]

Who would you cast? (Answer, and You Might Win a Prize.)

One of my favorite kinds of "wishful thinking" is to cast movies of my favorite novels. I've been "dream-casting" since I was a kid. I remember deciding that I wanted to see Ian Holm play Bilbo Baggins when I was in high school, and lo... it came to be. I wanted to see Daniel Day-Lewis play Aragorn... and it's been reported that they actually offered him the part more than once! (Oh, if only he'd taken that.) So... … [Read more...]


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