Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Fan Art Contest Winners!

The time has come to announce the winners of my first ever Ilyon Chronicles Fan Art Contest! Thank you to all the artists who submitted such wonderful art inspired by my books. I never quite imagined reaching this point as an author. You guys are so awesome!

And thank you to everyone who took a moment to vote as well! Voting was very close for several entries, with only one vote separating some. So, without further ado, here are the winners!

3rd Place

Molly (1) (3rd) copyTrask and Anne
Artist: Molly
Medium: Watercolor pencils/paints

Isn’t this a lovely picture? I just love Anne’s blue dress. :) And it perfectly captures how much the two of them love each other.

2nd Place

Hannah Rogers (3) (2nd)Kyrin and Meredith
Artist: Hannah Rogers
Medium: Pencil

What a sweet picture this is of Kyrin and Meredith! It’s such a great depiction of their sister-like relationship.

1st Place

Hannah Williams - The Ilyon Chronicles Characters (1st)The Ilyon Chronicles Characters
Artist: Hannah Williams
Medium: Pen and Ink/pencil

I admit, I squealed a bit when I first saw this picture. How fun is it to see so many Ilyon characters in one picture? Hannah did such a good job of capturing each of them, especially Talas. I think I fell in love with him all over again. ^_^ And I totally drooled over their clothing.

And there you have the winners! Congratulations Molly, Hannah Rogers, and Hannah Williams! I will be contacting you for your info to get you your prizes!

To view all the other wonderful entries, you can visit the fan art page on the Ilyon Chronicles website. And if you missed out on the contest, fear not! You can plan on future contests. This first one was so much fun that I can’t wait to do it again. So keep your eyes on the blog for future announcements. ;)

Once again, thank you to everyone who participated!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Semi-Finalist and Fan Art Contest Voting

So originally this post was supposed to be just to announce the voting for the fan art contest, but just before I started writing it, a friend on Facebook made me aware of something incredibly exciting. Resistance is a semi-finalist for the 2015 Clive Staples Award!! Yes, I almost screamed and woke up my brother when I saw it. I've voted for nominees in previous years, and to see my book and my name in it this year is . . . I can't even describe it. So do hop over to the website and cast your votes (voting is open until June 8th). There are great books on the list, and this is a great way to support Christian speculative fiction. I can say from experience, it's not the easiest genre to market. Certainly not like historical romance. ;)

Now, for the fan art contest. Voting is open now! I received over 60 submissions for the contest, and it was an absolute delight to see them all. You can head over to the Ilyon Chronicles webpage to see them. There is a voting form at the bottom. Voting is open through June 8th, and the winner will be announced on the 10th.