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Boy am I Tired!

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It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s windy, dreary, and grey–and I’m so tired, I could just about plotz.

Some of you have been asking me when Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, will become available. I don’t know, but it’s just about all ready, so it ought to be out there pretty soon. Surely before Easter.

We’re doing one last round of editing, and I’ve just finished my part of that. I’ve got to tell you, and I’m not bragging, that there are scenes in this book that do make me feel I haven’t lived my life in vain. I give God the glory for that, who has guided me all the way through the writing of this book and all the others.

And now I think I’ll go plotz. Direct further inquiries to Byron the Quokka.


Byron Report: What Comment Contest?

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That stern-looking quokka in the picture is my Great-Aunt Gladys, who is kind of cheesed off at the guy who runs this blog. She thinks it’s his fault the viewership is down. Well, all I know is, it sure ain’t mine!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with a progress report on the new comment contest that we started last week. The goal is 56,000 comments. We’re at 54,822, so that means we have 1,178 to go. (When Lee was my age, he couldn’t do arithmetic to save his life!)

The winner gets an autographed copy of Lee’s new book, His Mercy Endureth Forever, which is due to be published pretty soon. It’s the one with the giant hyena on the cover. How often do you get to read about giant hyenas?

Anyhow, the poor bloke depends on me to stir up his readership–like it’s not a big enough job just for me to run all these contests–and Aunt Gladys thinks it isn’t fair–well, blimey, I do what I can!


Byron: the Next Comment Contest

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here. Cousin Jupe and me once found a whole package of Big Burger Taste just left there for anyone who might want it. There’s a lesson to be learned from that! And if I ever find out what it is, I’ll tell you.

So I’ve been talkin’ to the Big Mango here–oh, all right! he doesn’t like that nickname–I mean, talkin’ to Lee, and finally got him to let me run another comment contest.

Just now we have 54,602 comments, so the goal for this contest will be 56,000. Whoever posts Comment No. 56,000 will win an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, when it comes out sometime early this year. I’ve read some of it already–wow!

He still won’t let me offer a bicycle as the prize. Sometimes the poor chap has no vision.

 


I’m Editing ‘His Mercy Endureth Forever’

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Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, is just about ready to be published. I’d rather it came out sooner than later, in hopes that it might pep up sales of the earlier books in the series. Meanwhile, there are final edits to be made, including mine–at Chalcedon we always try to weed out all the errors. It’s impossible, of course; but no one comes closer to achieving it than we do.

Editing one’s own book is hard, because you always know what you meant to say and the errors don’t jump out at you until after the book is printed and it’s too late to fix them. “How in the world did I miss that?” is a Frequently Asked Question. Fortunately, we have other editors working on it at the same time.

I still love that cover by Kirk DouPonce. Will Ellayne and Dulayl escape the jaws of the Ice Age hyena? Will First Prester Orth make it back to the city without being murdered by the bad guys? And so on–I’ve really packed this book. And waiting in the wings is Book 13, The Wind from Heaven.

Is anybody out there who has read the whole series so far? Your comments are just about the only advertising we have, along with this blog.

Bell Mountain is also available in Portuguese. No kidding.


And Here’s Our Winner!

G’day, boys ‘n’ girls, and stand up and cheer the winner of our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest!

Our winner is…. Lydia! She posted this rendition of Joy to the World on Dec. 9, and that day it got 44 views. We still don’t know the name of the children’s choir that’s singing it, but whoever they are, it’s lovely.

Lydia, you have won an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever. It hasn’t been published yet, but it will be soon.

All of us together raised a joyful noise unto the Lord, this Christmas season. And if there are still some Christmas hymns you’d like to hear, all you’ve gotta do is ask for them.

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(Sorry, didn’t mean for the picture to turn out anywhere near that big!)


Tomorrow I’ll Announce the Winner!

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G’day, everybody! Byron the Quokka here, with the last of some special pound cake my aunts had for Christmas–and some news.

Tomorrow’s the day we announce the winner of our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest. We quokkas already know who it’s gonna be, but I’ll be in big trouble if we let it slip.

The winner will get an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, which should be published sometime very soon, everything is ready.

Now, does this mean we won’t post any more Christmas carols until next Christmas? Perish the thought! We are committed (I heard that in a commercial once, and it sounded great!) to posting the hymns that you, the readers, wish to hear. If you ask for In the Bleak Midwinter in July, we’re only too happy to post it for you.

Tune in tomorrow for the awesome climax to our contest!


It’s Official! Contest Extended

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, at the beach, and I’ve just heard good news! We’re taking our cue from TheWhiteRabbit (he ought to be made an Honorary Quokka), and extending the contest for the full 12 days of Christmas, wrapping up on Monday, Jan. 6–Epiphany. So let’s keep those Christmas carols coming!

Y’know something? Some of you have been here for years and years, and have never yet requested a hymn. That’s bashful! Only a few readers have entered carols into our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest.

Well, don’t be shy–we’re all friends here. You’ve got till the Monday after next.

The winner is whoever’s carol gets the most views on the day it was posted. So far the leading carol has 44 views. The prize is an autographed copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, when it’s published sometime early next year.

I’m supposed to be administrating this contest, so don’t make me look like a doo-dah!

 


Held Over! Our Christmas Carol Contest

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G’day after Christmas! Byron the Quokka here–and are you ready to close our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest? Well, I’m not!

Crikey, look at all the carols that we haven’t posted yet! The carol with 44 views the day it was posted, Dec. 12 (I think), is still in the lead. I don’t think anyone’s going to beat that, but we can keep on playing. The winner gets an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, when it’s published–which should be pretty soon.

Sorry, I’m not allowed to tell you who got those 44 views: don’t want to spoil the surprise. Meanwhile, no way we’re gonna run out of carols! You request ’em, I’ll post ’em.

And a Merry Christmas to us all, and as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one!


The Carol Contest Isn’t Over Yet!

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G’day, everybody–g’day before Christmas, in fact. Byron the Quokka here, to tell you that no, our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest isn’t over, so keep requesting carols. Oh–that picture up there, those are my cousins, Felix and Agatha, who are trying to predict which carol will be the winner. Well, so far it looks like the one that got 44 views on Dec. 12. But we shall see!

The winner of the contest will get an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, when it comes out, which’ll probably be sometime early next year. I know some quokkas who are afraid to read it because they saw the cover and they don’t want Ellayne and Dulayl to get eaten by the giant hyena. I confess to a wee bit of trepidation, myself!

Keep those carols coming, mates!

HisMercy

(See? Exciting, isn’t it? Especially for Ellayne!)


Byron’s Contest Report

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with a progress report on our second annual Christmas Carol Contest.

A new leading carol has emerged, racking up 44 views the other day–44, by gum! But as a wise Tasmanian devil once said, “Where there’s 44, there must be more.” For the time being, those 44 views have set a record. But records are made to be broken!

The winner will get an autographed copy of Lee’s new Bell Mountain book, His Mercy Endureth Forever. It hasn’t been published yet, but everything’s ready and it should be coming out soon.

Keep those Christmas hymn requests coming!


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