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If you are out there…I have an awesome Christmas present for you!  Check it out:

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Akasha ornaments – they are kinda cool, right? Please say yes because I made them myself. My plan was to post step-by-step instructions with pics that would rival any DIY craft blog, but things got a little messy.  You can probably get all you need to know from this:

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And by the way, the wine in the back was totally involved.

So how can you get your hands on this set of ornaments?  Here’s how: send your answers to the below questions, and one fan who emails correct answers by Dec. 14th will be randomly selected.  I have to give my sincerest apologies – this contest is only open to those in the US. I just shipped a bunch of books overseas and those rates are killer.  So summing up; answer questions by Dec. 14th, US only. Send an email to: terra.harmony11@gmail.com.

Question 1 from ‘Water’: How did Shawn manage to overtake Kaitlyn and Susan, ending in Kaitlyn’s fateful trip to the Galapagos? (I’m specifically looking for the element used – you have a 1 in 4 chance!)

Question 2 from ‘Air’: What happens to Cato at the end of the book?

Question 3 from ‘Fire’: Where (what island) does Kaitlyn choose to hide from the rest of the gang?

Question 4 from ‘Earth’: The Akasha Series takes the reader all over the world, but near which city (or for bonus points, the exact location) does the final battle take place?

Hopefully the questions are fairly easy, it’s been a while since some of you have read the series!  Again, just email the answers to me at terra.harmony11@gmail.com, and hopefully I can get these beautiful ornaments to the winner by Christmas!

Good luck and happy holidays!

My Trip to Red Rocks, Final Battle in The Akasha Series

Kaitlyn’s adventure has ended. But mine is just beginning! I would love to visit each of the places in The Akasha Series (see my post here to read more about them), and I am going to start at the end.  Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado is the location of the final battle in ‘Earth’. I was fortunate to go there this weekend with my sister.  Fair warning – this post contains crap loads of pictures; hope it loads okay for you!

A young group of runners (pre-teen girls) going all the way to the top. Look at them go!

A young group of runners (pre-teen girls) going all the way to the top. Look at them go!

The stage at Red Rocks, right where Kaitlyn lands.

The stage at Red Rocks, right where Kaitlyn lands.

 

View from the bottom. This is what Kaitlyn sees when she lands. Except for at night - and filled with scary, menacing members of One Less - not exercisers and tourists.

View from the bottom. This is what Kaitlyn sees when she lands. Except for at night – and filled with scary, menacing members of One Less – not exercisers and tourists. I left my bottle of water all the way down here, not realizing until I was huffing and puffing at the top. For the record, I did not go back for it.

 

One of each of the cliffs on the sides, Creation Rock and Ship Rock.

One of each of the cliffs on the sides, Creation Rock and Ship Rock.

One of each of the cliffs on the sides, Creation Rock and Ship Rock.

One of each of the cliffs on the sides, Creation Rock and Ship Rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and my sister, Krista, the inspiration for the main character in my next series!

Me and my sister, Krista, the inspiration for the main character in my next series!

 

Me with a print copy of 'Earth'! I accidentally dropped it, so it is technically the only print version to have touched the Red Rocks themselves.  I gave it to my dad (sorry about the bent pages, dad).

Me with a print copy of ‘Earth’! I accidentally dropped it, so it is technically the only print version to have touched the Red Rocks themselves. I gave it to my dad (sorry about the bent pages, dad).

 

Some of the trees Kaitlyn uses as cover along the sides.

Some of the trees Kaitlyn uses as cover along the sides.

 

Did I mention how many people were there exercising?  It made me feel...inadequate.  I solaced myself in the fact that I was about to attempt the BoulderBoulder 10k run (well...run/walk...okaymostly walk).

Did I mention how many people were there exercising? It made me feel…inadequate. I solaced myself in the fact that I was about to attempt the BoulderBoulder 10k run (well…run/walk…okay mostly walk).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More freakin' exercisers.

More freakin’ exercisers.

 

There is Downtown Denver!

There is Downtown Denver!

The bar at the pavilion at the top where Shawn keeps Micah.

The bar at the pavilion at the top where Shawn keeps Micah.

 

Hey Look - one of my favorite bands played there in 2012! Avett Brothers - wish I was there!

Hey Look – one of my favorite bands played there in 2012! Avett Brothers – wish I was there!

 

And there is my other favorite band - Mumford and Sons!

And there is my other favorite band – Mumford and Sons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love ya, Sis!

Love ya, Sis!

 

 

 

 

 

Character Winners

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! On a previous post, I ran a contest asking for ideas on how to use the elements in ‘Earth, Book Four of the Akasha Series’ during the final showdown.  I got some great ideas, so a big thank you to everyone who participated! I did pick several winners – who will receive a character spot in the final book and the full set of all four books in print or as e-books once ‘Earth’ comes out this Spring.  Here they are:

skypunch

Skypunch

Kassandra – for her skypunch idea.

Laura – for the idea of having the large rock at Red Rock Amphitheatre falling over.

Sue Q – for her sinkhole idea.

Lolita – (who responded via email), for her idea of stone jutting up out of the earth to trap people.

 

 

 

Please understand, there is no organization to my writing process – I just let my fingers fly, and sometimes surprise myself by what happens. It is very possible I will end up including other ideas mentioned in this contest.  For example, perhaps lava, submitted by several people. If that happens, I will contact you and offer the winning package same as everyone else.

If you are mentioned above as a winner, and have not heard from me, please email me at terra.harmony11@gmail.com.

Thank you all!

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