Hi Dragons of Nibiru fans,
I imagine many of you are excited about the holiday season. I hope it’s your best yet!
Remember when I mentioned I would be seeking illustrations from readers of all ages, for the third and fourth books in my series? Well, the time has arrived; I need those illustrations!
How to Submit an Illustration
The best way to send me your illustrations is by email. Just scan them or take a photo of them and email them to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What I’m Looking For
I’m most interested in images of characters from the stories, of course. A character or characters in action, or in an interesting location or scene, or a portrait of your favorite character. (Or the one you dislike the most; there are plenty of bad guys to choose from!)
From among the images you submit, I’ll choose:
Of course, if I know me (and we are rather well acquainted, me and I), many, many of the works you submit will fit under one or more of those categories; especially number 3. That means I have a tough job ahead, because there has to be room in the books for a little text, too. You know how it is with stories.
Here are a few more categories I’ll be looking at. I’d like to feature at least one of each:
Along with scans or photos of the illustrations themselves, I’d be delighted to see photos of the artist(s) holding their work. I’d like to post such photos on my blog, if you’ll grant me permission to do so. 😊
Once I’ve chosen the illustrations I’d like to include in the books, I’ll contact the artist(s) to arrange to purchase their work.
So, please: fire up your creativity and give me a hand – and give readers of books 3 and 4 a treat.
Thank you everyone, for the many great names you sent in for the Name Mia’s Baby Contest! I loved receiving your entries and hearing how much you're enjoying the adventures of Celine and her friends.
It was very difficult to choose a final winning name – so we didn’t choose one.
We chose three!
That’s right – we have three winners!!
That's because Mia will be having twins.
But now you’re thinking, “Wait a second, Lorna! Don’t you mean triplets?”
No, just twins. :) The third winning name goes to a dragon you’ll meet in the third book in the series, Dragons of Remini, to be released this coming year.
Here’s a bit more good news: If you didn’t win this time, please don’t give up. There are more contests to come! And the prize in at least one of them will be another wand!
Now there you are, reading patiently, and I’ve kept you waiting for winning entries. Okay! Back to that.
Mia’s twins will be a girl and boy. Their names, as chosen by Team Nibiru (and with Mia’s approval, of course) will be:
Kai – submitted by Kai Brozuk from Victoria, British Columbia
Rita – submitted by Maureen Sullivan from Apache Junction, Arizona.
The surprise third winner is:
Fallon - submitted by Fallon Martens from Penticton, British Columbia.
The winning names were chosen based on meaning and on sound – integral elements in writing The Dragons of Nibiru.
Kai – pronounced “Kye” – means “warrior” in Frisian and “victory” in Chinese.
Rita means “pearl” in Italian; in Persian it means “child of light.”
Fallon means “leader” in Irish.
Congratulations, winners! I hope you love your new wands. Use them well!
And thanks again to everyone who entered. As I mentioned, there are more contests on the way. The first one, coming up this spring, is “Name Celine's Wand.” The prize will be a large dragon sculpture, similar to the one in the image below.
I really look forward to your suggestions, and wish every one of you the best of luck!!
In the photo above, Maureen’s wand is on top; Kai's is on the bottom.
Here's another view, with Kai's wand on the top this time:
Here are the winners, with their new wands:
That's Fallon's new wand above. And just below you can see Fallon herself!
Lorna J. Carleton
Hello! I'm Lorna. I thought I'd let you know a bit about me, as the author of a tale I hope you'll love.