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As most of you probably know, tomorrow some big sites, including Wikipedia and the Cheezburger network, will be blacking out to protest SOPA. For those who don't know what this is about, here's a link:
This video explains the problems with the SOPA and PIPA acts:
I thought some of you might be interested in this. We're currently running a fan fiction contest for the Ratha series! The prize is a copy of the rare, out of print 1986 British edition of Ratha's Creature and Clan Ground, autographed and kitty-doodled by the author. The deadline to enter is January 30. Sorry to be late posting this!
Here's the link for more information:
The new cover for Ratha's Challenge: The Fourth Book of the Named is finished! Isn't it pretty?
Edit: voting has started! Check out the fantastic entries and vote for your favorites here:
I thought some of you might be interested to know that we're having a Ratha Fan Art Contest. You can submit your art based on the Books of the Named for a chance to win fame, glory, and prizes, which include autographed books, a t-shirt, and other merchandise. Enter from June 1 through June 30, 2011, then voting takes place from July 1 through July 31. Click on the banner below for more details and to enter. You can also enter on Facebook.
The Spring 2011 Erin Hunter tour starts this week. It looks like Vicky will be touring primarily the northeast this time; all the stops appear to be from New Jersey to New England:
I created a trailer for Ratha's Creature and I'm really proud of it! It's my first time doing anything like this and I really had fun doing it.
I've finally finished the transcript of the August 14, 2010 Erin Hunter chat! All four Erins were present: Victoria (Vicky) Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland.
The chat is huge, so I divided it into two parts:
The return of a long lost Clan...
Hello, good people! It's that time again: time to submit your questions for next month's Erin Hunter chat. You will have the chance to chat live in real time with the Erins, but because the Erin Hunter chats tend to be pretty crowded, we started asking for people to submit questions in advance, to give everyone a chance to have a question answered.
Our next Erin Hunter chat has been scheduled for August 14, 2010. Victoria (Vicky) Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland, who write the Warriors and Seekers books under the name Erin Hunter, will be here to chat with fans and answer questions.
The chat will be held at the following times:
As most of you know, my company, Imaginator Press, acquired the rights to publish new editions of three of the Ratha books, Clan Ground, Ratha and Thistle-Chaser and Ratha's Challenge. I'm excited to announce that the new edition of Clan Ground featuring spiffy new cover art is now available!
To ten-year-old Keeper, this moon is her chance to fix all that has gone wrong...and so much has gone wrong. But she knows who can make things right again: Meggie Marie, her mermaid mother who swam away when Keeper was just three.
Inbali Iserles, author of The Tygrine Cat, is looking for some feedback from the readers:
Dear Cat Lovers,
Who is your favourite character from The Tygrine Cat?
After the sharp-eyed Jay and the roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove's gentle wing.
Three ThunderClan cats, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw, are prophesied to hold the power of the stars in their paws. Now they must work together to unravel the meaning behind the ancient words of the prophecy.
Book 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy!
The time has finally come! soon the old wands and worlds will be no more, and from its ashes will rise and even greater W&W, the likes of which have never been seen before. 8D
As many of you know, a couple of months ago, Patrick Carman visited Wands and Worlds to discuss his newest project, Skeleton Creek, a book integrated with videos that you can access online and that are an integral part of the book.
This summer marks the fifth anniversary of publication of The Dark Dreamweaver. As part of the celebration, we're sponsoring a "Dream Power" creative writing contest. Anyone 14 or under can submit a story on the theme of "Dream Power" (you can interpret the theme any way you want to) for a chance to win an iPod Touch or iTunes gift cards.
It's official: we're having another Erin Hunter chat! All four of the fabulous Erins: Vicky Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland, will be joining Wands and Worlds members on June 27, 2009, for an Erin Hunter chat to talk about the latest Warriors and Seekers projects!
Here's Nick reading from The Breezes of Inspire and playing part of the theme song, at the very first BookBurn reading, sponsored by AuthorsBookshop.com and hosted by Koba Cafe in Baltimore, MD April 22, 2009.