First of all I want to sincerely thank readers for the early support on The Hinderwood (available here). The sales have been very positive and I highly encourages those who are finishing up to leave a review or rating on Amazon and Goodreads. It's always nice to hear what y'all think, and more reviews=better analytics. But again, thank you all and I can't wait to show you where the story goes from here.
But today I want to talk about something else. We are closing in on a year since The Thin House released, and especially now that we have the second entry in the saga available, I'm hearing from more and more fans of the world, I'm continuing to build out. I've been trying to think of something special to do to celebrate. Specifically, I want something that will also allow fans to engage in a tangible way. I'm pleased to say I think I've come up with something pretty cool.
I'm officially announcing the first ever Jackalope Stories Fan Art Contest! To enter, participants just need to send an original work of art (in any medium) to my email firstname.lastname@example.org. The art needs to feature a scene or character from either The Thin House or The Hinderwood. Every entry will be featured on the website, but two special winners will receive an Amazon gift card and a Jackalope Stories T-Shirt. The contest runs now through the end of March, and I'll announce the winners in early April. Also feel free to consult my very impressive flyer.
Everyone is welcome to participate. However, I want to especially encourage students and classrooms to participate. So any teachers wanting to help facilitate this, please feel free to contact me for a discounted classroom copy of either book or anything else I can do to help. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Talk soon!