Noteworthy moments in the Raven’s Ladder blog tours

Blog tours are interesting.You find readers who really "get" what you've written, who provide fascinating interpretations and useful criticism, and you find readers who really don't connect with your work. Sometimes you read criticism that leaves you puzzled.Here are a few moments from the Raven's Ladder blog tours I found interesting:S.J. Deal makes predictions here about what will happen in Book 4. He has some very perceptive ideas about the chapters I'm currently writing. Is he … [Read more...]

The Interview Party, Round One

So, I've been answering a lot of interview questions lately, as bloggers read and review my new novel Raven's Ladder.I'm honored to have my work be the focus of so much scrutiny. And, as you might expect, a lot of the same questions keep coming up.So, for the sake of variety, I went to my Facebook page and asked folks to come up with some questions I hadn't heard before. In return, I would ask *them* a question.Here is Part One of the conversations that ensued:Adrienne … [Read more...]

Do A Serious Man, Avatar, “The Prodigal Son,” and Raven’s Ladder Have Anything In Common?

Free for lunch on Thursday? … [Read more...]

Pop Damage reviews Raven’s Ladder

Who says Monday mornings are a drag?!I was minding my own business, getting some work done here at the office, when lo... I was blessed by a friend who sent me this link. … [Read more...]

Tonight: The Raven’s Ladder Reading/Booksigning Party

You're invited! … [Read more...]

Lucky Showest folks see Toy Story 3

Are you looking forward to Toy Story 3?I learned a long time ago not to let the trailer for a Pixar movie influence my expectations: The films almost always surpass high expectations.So I was surprised to read some grumbling about the latest trailer. Haven't other people learned the same lesson?Then came today: And the lucky folks who got to see Toy Story 3 at Showest are Tweeting up a storm. Here are some of the early reports: … [Read more...]

Readers are Climbing the Ladder

I cannot put into words how encouraged I am by the responses of readers to Raven's Ladder. … [Read more...]

Library Journal Loves Raven’s Ladder!

Well, this is a nice release-day surprise! … [Read more...]

Free Stuff: The Second Raven’s Ladder Giveaway: Fun with Photographs.

Raven's Ladderhas arrived!Want to show some support for The Auralia Thread? Call your local bookstore to make sure they're getting copies in stock.To celebrate the arrival, I'm in the mood to give away lots of free stuff.Tired of entering contests and giveaways, and never getting anything?This time, you'll win something. That's a promise. If you follow the instructions, you'll get something Ladder-ish in the mail. In doing so, you'll be helping us spread the word about the … [Read more...]

Winners of the Raven’s Ladder Dream-Cast Contest!

Here are the winners of the Raven's Ladder Dream-Cast Contest, based on a vote by a jury of the series' editors.The winners were selected for their creative, inspired ideas in casting movies of Auralia's Colors or Cyndere's Midnight. … [Read more...]


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