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Wahoo! Here Comes the Book

His Mercy Endureth Forever

Huzzah! (Can’t say “wahoo” twice.) I’ve just received my author’s copies of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever. Now I can mail Watchman and Ina their comment contest prizes.

Dig that cover by Kirk DouPonce! Is that cool, or what? That’s Ellayne being attacked by the giant Ice Age hyena–and if you want to know what happens, you’ve got to read the book. The prehistoric hyena was an awesome predator that mostly ate rhinos. The horse is Dulayl, who’s been with us since Book 1.

I haven’t yet gotten the sign to start writing Book No. 14, and meanwhile No. 13, The Wind from Heaven, has to be edited; and we have to dream up a cover for it. Busy, busy, busy! But it’s the kind of busy I like.

Soon (I hope) His Mercy will be available via amazon.com and other outlets; but for the time being, you can order it from The Chalcedon Foundation/Storehouse Books at http://www.chalcedon.edu/store/ . Support award-winning Christian fantasy! Support me. End of commercial.

And now I’ve got to go see what Joe Collidge has gotten up to.


73 Comments to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with just 73 comments to go toward that 60,000-comment milestone–and a winner in our current comment contest.

I thought it might be nice to make a boat the prize, but Lee is still thinking in terms of an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever.

His Mercy Endureth Forever

It’s taking a long time to get this book printed, I guess because everything’s been slowed down by The Great Quarantine Etc. We still owe a copy to “Watchman,” who won the last comment contest. If Mercy still hasn’t been printed by the time we reach 60,000, you can ask for an earlier book in the series. We’re out of Bell Mountain though, so don’t ask for the first book. To see them all, go to the home page and click “Books.” I don’t know how anybody can resist that giant hyena, though. We don’t have those on Rottnest Island–which is probably a good thing.

Well, one more blog post this afternoon, and then we’ll do some editing of No.13, The Wind from Heaven.


Just 82 Comments to Go!

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Byron the Quokka here, mates, with the question of the day:

Who’s gonna win the Quokka T-shirt?

Whoever posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog! And there’s only 82 comments left to go!

Here’s a picture of the shirt. Well, not exactly: couldn’t find a picture showing the shirt in either bright red or dark blue. But you get the general idea.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby You wouldn’t believe how many tries it took me to paste this picture.


Assorted Updates

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Contrary to the forecast, it didn’t rain today. So I sat outside and tried to finish writing The Wind from Heaven. I ran out of gas around 2 o’clock: I think I’ll need one more chapter. I lost practically all of April to bad weather, so I’ve had to work extra-hard to get this far. My editor think you’re gonna need a seat belt to read this one.

The 50,000-comment contest: just 151 to go! The winner gets a Quokka T-shirt.

And… just two questions left in the Bell Mountain trivia contest. The winner gets an autographed book. Note to winner: If you want to hold out for a copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, which will probably be published early next year, sure, you can do that. Just don’t forget to remind me that you’ve got a book coming to you.

Incidentally, we were supposed to have a major storm today–and we didn’t. Preposterously long-range climate predictions, anyone?


Counting Down (or Up?) to 50,000!

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Too much excitement for Cousin Romulus. Knocked him right out!

Look at that–just 188 comments to go to reach 50,000. The suspense is killing me!

Byron the Quokka here, mates, and here’s another look at the official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt that the winner will get for posting Comment No. 50,000.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

All right, the blue shirt we wound up getting is darker than this, but the picture’s the same. We have a bright red shirt in Extra Large and a dark blue in Large.

Here on Rottnest Island, the excitement has reached a fever pitch. Practically every quokka here has got a pretzel in the pool (we don’t use money). No, I won’t tell you who I’ve picked to win. Let’s just say I have a lot of confidence in this reader.

A mere 188 comments to go! That should barely get us through the weekend, eh?

 


Byron’s Contest Update

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with the latest update on our once-in-a-lifetime contest to see who posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog. The winner gets an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And maybe gets voted an honorary quokka, if I can do that without getting into trouble with the Head Quokka. His name is Ernest and he’s gotten too big for his britches. But I digress.

So here’s the news–only 428 comments to go! And here’s what the prize looks like, if Lee doesn’t forget how to post the picture.

Quokka with Baby Cute Australian Teddy Bear Slim Fit T-Shirt

Well, it came out black, and we don’t have a black T-shirt, just red or blue, but the poor cove did the best he could.


Keep Those Comments Coming!

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Crikey, look at all these bicycles! You’d think we could give out at least one bicycle as a comment contest prize.

Never mind! The prize for posting Comment No. 50,000 on this blog is an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And so far we’re at Comment No. 49,195–which means there are only 805 comments left to go.

Yesterday we had 72 comments, but today we’re nowhere near that. I keep telling Lee he’d get more comments if he wrote more interesting posts–mostly about quokkas!–but I don’t think he believes me.

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Look! Is that a great prize, or what?

Byron the Quokka, signing off–and don’t stop commenting!


Byron Exults

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See? See? Toldja it’d be a great prize!

As for that dingo who said “All that fuss over a goofy T-shirt,” well, I guess this puts him in his place! Ha, ha, ha!

Now let’s see how fast we can run up those last thousand comments.

And don’t forget the Bell Mountain trivia contest, in which the winner gets an autographed book. That lets us quokkas out, ’cause we already have all the books.


And This Is the Prize!

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here. And how about that for a prize, eh? A genuine Quokka T-shirt, with me babysitting my cousin Lucie when she was just a little tyke. Which I think was last week.

We have it in Extra-Large (bright red) and Large (quokka blue). If you’re small, you can always use the shirt for a nightie.

All you have to do to win it is post Comment No. 50,000 on this blog. And we’ve just now passed 49,000, so that last thousand comments should go really fast. Crikey–what could be more appealing that a Quokka T-shirt? I told Lee it’d be even better than a bicycle.

Any and all comments are eligible, with the following exceptions: comments abusive of anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity; comments that are really commercials posing as comments (like even a kangaroo couldn’t see through that!), and comments simply too inane to bother with. And whoever you are, you can enter as often as you like.

OK, it’s not quite as good as really being a quokka–but it’s the next best thing.

Who will be the lucky winner?

Excuse me for now, I have to put Lucie back to bed… she gets over-excited by these comment contests.


Byron: Bell Mountain Trivia Question No. 16

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G’day, mates! I’ve got an apple! That nice man traded it to me for that bicycle that I found just standing there on its kickstand. Guess I got the best of that deal!

But I’m here this morning to present Question No. 16 of our Bell Mountain Trivia Contest. There’s one reader who’s gotten all right answers so far, but I’m not allowed to tell you who it is. It’s not one of us quokkas: these questions are too blinkin’ easy for us.

Anyway, here it is, No. 16–

Who killed Shogg the Giant?

Meanwhile, as soon as we get 44 more comments, I’ll be able to reveal the prize for posting Comment No. 50,000. You only get an autographed book for winning the trivia contest, but for putting up the 50,000th comment–well, whoopee! Forty-four more comments, bringing us to 49,000, and I let the secret out. And watch you all scramble to win the prize!

This is totally my idea. Lee has his doubts, still. But he’ll see I’ve been right all along.


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