Birthday Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered last month’s birthday competitions.

As a reminder, the first competition was to name a character in the second book of my Archivist series, which I am currently writing. The second competition was to win one of my favourite science fiction books that I’d read this year.

Congratulations to N.K. Pardy, whose idea for a snarky beagle named Bella tickled my fancy. And to Sally Eberhardt, who crowned the future Minister for Resources, Chivas Chegal, a ‘regal and mischievous’ character.

Appreciate you taking the time to enter, and can’t wait to share the story with you all in the future!

Blue themed collage. Images clockwise from top left: spaceship over an Earth-like planet; hexagonal graphic design with white spots; ocean to horizon with two moons in the sky and clouds; hand removing a white featureless mask from a face with one blue eye visible.
Aesthetic for In Lascian Seas, Archivist Series Book 2. Created using

Sadly, I had no takers for the second competition. This may be because the books I chose are so awesome that everyone has already read them! If not, I urge you to take a look. And don’t forget to check out the latest top scifi for 2020. I can’t believe this year is almost over!

In lieu of winners, I instead donated to Books in Homes, an Australian charity whose mission I thoroughly support.

Books in Homes® is a charitable foundation that provides books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.

Open book with two pages folded to make a heart shape
Image by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay

I hope that you will also consider giving the gift of books this holiday season. Whether to someone you love, or to a stranger. I’ll let Neil Gaiman explain:

“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”

Neil Gaiman

Thanks again for stopping by.

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