Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Fan Art Contest Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2017 contest! Some of the votes were very close, but here are the three that rose to the top and claimed victory.

3rd Place

You Did It Jace! by Polaris Northstar

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2nd Place

Kyrin by Hannah Rogers

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1st Place

Jace by Chalice Sleep

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Congratulations Polaris, Hannah, and Chalice! I will be contacting you shortly for information about your prizes.

Here are a couple of runners-up that were only a vote or two behind.

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The Ending by Marrok Macintyre

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Jace and Kyrin by Hannah Rogers

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Tyra's Empathy by Faith Journey

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and those who voted! I can’t wait to do it again! If you want to see the other entries in the contest, head over to the Ilyon Chronicles fan art page.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Fan Art Contest

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I’m excited to announce the third annual Ilyon Chronicles Fan Art Contest! Can you believe this is the third year? I always look forward to seeing everyone’s amazing pieces! You have a month and a half to submit your artwork for the contest. Head over to the official contest page for all the details and rules. I can’t wait to see your entries!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 Fan Art Contest Winners

It’s here! The moment many of you have been anxiously awaiting. And I know I’m really late in posting this. I confess that it completely slipped my mind this morning. :P But I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here are the winners of the 2016 fan art contest!

3rd Place
Exsis & Ivoris
by Journey

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2nd Place
Kyrin and Tyra
by August Buehrer

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1st Place
Jayrin
by Natasha H.

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Congratulations Journey, August, and Natasha! There were over 200 votes cast in this contest, and like last year, the voting was VERY close. You all did amazing! Because the voting was so close, I want to share a few runners-up that were only a couple of votes behind.

Runners-up

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Gem by Michaela Cason

Ilyon Fan Art by Anna Ray

I will Never let them have you by Adri Ray

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Tyra by Morgan and Rebekah Huneke

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Kaden, Dragon Leader by Hannah Rogers
(Due to unfortunate internet issues with Hannah and me leaving to go camping the morning the contest voting began, I didn’t get Hannah’s entries until a few days later, but isn’t this drawing of Kaden awesome?!)

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and those who voted! I can’t wait to do it again! If you want to see the other entries in the contest, head over to the Ilyon Chronicles fan art page.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Ilyon Chronicles Fan Art Contest–Voting

The voting for the 2016 Ilyon fan art contest is now open! I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest! I always love seeing your wonderful artwork. :) Voting will be open through June 24th and I will announce the winners on June 25th. So go check out the entries and cast your votes!

Vote!

Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Ilyon Chronicles Fan Art Contest

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Yes, it’s that time of year again! Time for the 2nd annual Ilyon Chronicles fan art contest! Last year’s fan art contest was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see how this year goes. You’ve got a little extra time this year—a month and a half instead of just a month. That way you can do some art from Samara’s Peril if you want. :) Just hop over the the official contest page for all the details. I’m so excited to see your entries!

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.