And now, the epic day a week in the making. 3 names have been selected, their bearers winning the right to choose any one of the prizes given out so far. Those three names are:
Miranda McNeff … Chelsea de la Cruz … and Matthew Thomason!
Congratulations, you guys! Message me with your pick of any of the following:
A signed print of “Swan Prince”-related flash fiction word art
A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Sigmund drawings
A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Sula drawings
A signed print of two Danielle E. Shipley-original Villem drawnings
Seven selected chapters of “The Swan Prince” with author commentary
Seven selected chapters of “The Swan Prince” with character commentary
But WAIT! There’s MORE!
Out of these three winners, one has been chosen to receive an autographed copy of “The Swan Prince”! And that one is…
* * * Chelsea de la Cruz! * * *
Ya-a-ay, Chelsea! And thank you SO MUCH to everyone helped me celebrate the launch week of my first ever self-published novella, “The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales)”. It’s been a crazy ride … which I’ll get to do all over again when Book Two releases in the fall! I know, so near, so far away… Take the edge off of your impatient longing by immersing yourself in Book One, why don’t you. (:
Coming next week to Ever On Word: Something closer to regular blogging again, at long last!
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Catching her leg in a bear trap proves the least of Sula’s worries.
Haunted by an enchanted monster from a past she dare not reveal,
and hounded by the perilously perceptive young village doctor, Villem Deere,
the headstrong girl of the woods gambles with fate by binding hers to that of Sigmund, the captivating orphan boy with mysterious nightly business of his own.
The Swan Prince: Book One of The Wilderhark Tales
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An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast;
A princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell;
Bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk –
All within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.
You’ve heard the stories –
of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel;
of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball;
of frog princes, and swan princes,
and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea.
Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.
Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark’s.
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“A great reason to get excited over good, old-fashioned storytelling”
“A beautifully-crafted tale”
“A swift read with a captivating cast”
“Shipley writes with a witty voice, twining traditional beauty and modern storytelling as intimately as the enchanted destinies in her masterful debut novella”