Today: Auralia at SPU!

"Food for Thought" You're invited to bring a brown-bag lunch into the Seattle Pacific University Library where I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors, talking about the series, and answering questions. Copies will be available for purchase.When: TODAY (Thursday, January 31), 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Where: Seattle Pacific University Library Reading Room, Main Floor … [Read more...]

Want a free copy of "Auralia’s Colors"?

Jen just might give you one. … [Read more...]

Auralia Around the World!

Auralia's Colors has been inspiring some interesting responses from readers. Today, I received a package today from Vicki, an Auralia's Colors reader in Manila.Vicki works in Manila, but she was reading Auralia's Colors while traveling to a scientific conference in Taipei.This is the second time she's sent me an extravagant package. (She wrote in response to Through a Screen Darkly too.) What fun. It reminds me of receiving care packages from home after I moved from Portland to Seattle fo … [Read more...]

TitleTrakk interview

Kevin Lucia at TitleTrakk asked me some questions about Auralia's Colors. Like these: … [Read more...]

Name a Character in Cyndere’s Midnight!

So, there's this monster in Cyndere's Midnight, the sequel to Auralia's Colors... … [Read more...]

Front Street Reviews on "Auralia’s Colors"

Now... this (from And this from Truer than Truth.The review of Auralia's Colors at Front Street Reviews says a little more about the conclusion of the story than other reviews. But I'm grateful that Susan Helene Gottfried is so pleased... … [Read more...]

"Auralia’s Colors" at!

If you check fast, Auralia's Colors is a news item on the front page of! … [Read more...]

Faithful Reader reviews "Auralia’s Colors"

What a happy way to wrap up a Friday at work. … [Read more...]

Hallelujah! Books Three and Four will be Real.

Tonight Anne and I read through the contract, line by line, for Books Three and Four of "The Auralia Thread."And then we signed it.This is so hard to believe. Auralia has her epic.Many, many thanks to Lee Hough, my agent, Shannon Hill and everybody at WaterBrook, and to all of you who are making Auralia's Colors "a contender."For years, I wondered if I'd ever get the chance to shift from focusing on other people's stories here at Looking Closer to sharing my own stories with you. … [Read more...]

Madeleine L’Engle: 1918-2007

Madeleine L'Engle is one of the artists whose views and work have inspired me the most. As I was writing Auralia's Colors, I frequently revisited her thoughts on the power of art. She referred to great artmaking as "collaboration with God."On Thursday night, at the age of 88, Madeleine L'Engle made her journey through a wrinkle in time and space.And I feel that I lost a grandmother and a mentor. Most of that guidance came through her nonfiction work -- Walking on Water, The Rock That is … [Read more...]