Solstice Bard Challenge #12
December 30th, 2004
the Amazon Queen by Annaria[classic/alt/complete] (XWP alt)
the Amazon Queen and Her Lover by Annaria [classic/alt/complete]
Perfect Gift by Helen Smith [über/alt/complete]
December 29th, 2004Book news -
KG MacGregor is happy to announce plans to publish three titles with Bookends Press. The House on Sandstone, not previously released, will be appearing soon at StarCrossed Productions, http://www.scp-inc.biz/.
Also at StarCrossed, look for the re-released, revised editions of Shaken & Malicious Pursuit.
The Traaken by Sandra Barret [SF/original/alt/complete]
In Her Image by Emily Reed [original/alt/complete]
About That Kiss - bardgirl
December 28th, 2004
Conqueror And Amazon: Echoes of Darkness by Romansilence [Conqueror/alt/complete]
December 26th, 2004
Don't forget Judith's auction at http://www.academyofbards.org/auction.html. Go bid and help the Humane Society!
I hope everyone had fun with the Toys and Games PUNzle that EVIL J and I
The answers, in case anyone wants to know are as follows
The average score was 21.
Picky...yes, yes we are.
ANYWHO...our winner of a personalized tile box and a nifty surprise is...
If she will be so kind as to contact me privately, I can arrange to get her
Don't forget the Bard Challenge voting runs until 11:59 New Years Eve...so
If you have any comments about the PUNzle, would like to see another one in
EVIL J and I will consider all comments seriously...well, as seriously as
December 25th, 2004
Added part 7 of The War Between the Hearts by Nann Dunne
Friends, I have a worthy cause I could use your help to support. The charity is my small town Humane Society. It is run completely by a staff of volunteers. The Franklin County Humane Society of Brookville IN. They foster and care for abandoned pets. They sponsor spay and neuter programs. Arrange for vouchers for spaying and neutering for those with limited means. And hold adoption programs at local PetSmart stores.. Spending their free time on Saturday and Sundays to find our furry friends good homes. I have no association with the volunteers except to donate when I can.
I have a handful of Xena Warrior Princess scripts. The ones offered through the years by Creation. I have taken the 8x10s out of them:} Now, could I pass up on a Gabrielle picture, no way:} But otherwise they are in pristine shape.
TO HELICON AND BACK
If you would be interested in bidding on these scripts to help the the Humane Society. I would be most grateful. I know for Gab-sure the volunteers appreciate every single donation.
We will check the bids on a daily basis. We will stop the bids on Thursday. We will post the final bids and then bidders can have one last shot to beat the highest bid, until Friday at 5 pm pacific. We will have the bids posted at http://www.academyofbards.org/auction.html
SEND BIDS TO:
December 22nd, 2004
Running Away by Robin Alexander [original/alt/complete]
Added part 4 of Second Son by AK Naten
December 21st, 2004
Blood and Honor by Windstar and Zee [original/alt/unfinished]
December 19th, 2004
Just for you, I'm making available the first third of The Cost of Commitment right here, online http://www.lynnames.com/longerexcerpt.html.. That's right, just take the novel out for a spin. Go ahead. And if you love it like I know you will, there's a little something for you at the end of the selection.
Enjoy and be sure to send me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 18th, 2004
Message from OZ:
Okay folks...last year the Academy Artists put together a graphic PUNzle of holiday tunes. This year, in keeping with the holiday spirit, the theme is Toys and Games.
Some are popular now and some are a blast from the past. Just click on the email link provided, take your best 34 guesses and send them in.
The winner will be the one with the most correct guesses. In case of a tie, random draw will choose the winner.
Special thank you to the very evil Munchkin Artist J Crater who provided the most evil of the puns and then evilly pulled this together...all evil like. ;o)
It wasn't me Santa, I was the good one here. Kinda.
Amanda Ellis and the Little Christmas Spirit by P Winterburn [Orig/Alt/Complete]
Added part 6 of The War Between the Hearts by Nann Dunne
December 17th, 2004
Added part 13 of Control by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman
December 15th, 2004
HO HO HO!
It doesn't matter to the Academy Bardies...we have 17 lovely presents for you to open. The Annual Academy Solstice Bard Challenge entries are now posted and ready for you to unwrap. Will it be a new bard's story that catches your fancy and gets your vote OR will be it a story from an established favorite?
Voting will run until the minute before 2005 begins.
We do it the easy way...just click on the email link at the end of the story you want to vote for...that's right, no punch cards, no hanging chads, no fill-in the dots. Just click and send.
One vote per person, please. And yes, we do check those lists...twice. Don't try and snow the Academy.
You will find all the entries here:
If you would like to send some feedback to any of the anonymously posted story authors...just click on the vote link and change the subject line to FEEDBACK and the story #. I'll make sure it gets to the right bard.
Thank you to all the anonymous (at least at the moment) Bards who took up the challenge and to Tap and B. Soiree for playing as well.
BIG Thanks to those at the Academy that pull these challenges together and to Steph who allows me to continue to annoy her. Y'all ROCK!
Last year we had a Holiday Song PUNzle Contest in conjuction with the Challenge. We will have another (albeit different theme) of those PUNzles this year...details will announced soon. We will award a personalized tile box to the one who gets the most correct. If a tie results, random draw will determine the winner.
Stay tuned...or even better...go read the story entries.
The Importance of Being
Ordinary by Evelyn C [Orig/Alt/Complete]
Added Chapter 6 of Even Heroes by PsiDraconis
December 13th, 2004
Added part 3 of Second Son by AK Naten
Added part 9 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
December 12th, 2004
Welcome to the Academy, jh!
Pizza & Wine by
Added part 5 of The War Between the Hearts by Nann Dunne
December 11th, 2004
Welcome to the Academy, Allyson Scott!
Neighbors, Capers and Heroic Type Things [original/alt/complete]
December 10th, 2004
Selene and Nix by
Windstar and Zee [über/alt/complete]
A Change of Romance
by T.E. Brehm [über/alt/PWP/complete]
Added part 7 of Strongsouljah's Fourth and Goal
Added part 11 of Pathfinder by Windstar and Sparky
December 9th, 2004
Not only is she a first time poster, but this is the first attempt at the Xena genre - welcome to the Academy, JSWrdsmth!
Who Are You Now? [alt/über/unfinished]
Added part 6 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
December 8th, 2004
Welcome to the Academy, Evelyn C!
Slow Rise by Evelyn C[alt/über/complete]
Added part 6 of KM's Intuition
December 7th, 2004
In the Kingdom of
Horses by Mary Morgan [X&G/alt/complete]
Added part 5 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
Added part 8 of Coward by Phair
December 6th, 2004
Added part 4 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
The Road Less Taken (part 4 to Shot Down) by Tianna Shepherd
December 5th, 2004
PD has a new author to announce!
Happy Holidays from PD Publishing! We would like to welcome our newest author SB Zarben. Her science fiction novel, Amicus Humani Genesis, should be available by December 2005. For more information please see her author page, www.pdpublishing.com/zarben.html.
Added part 3 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
Added part 4 of The War Between the Hearts by Nann Dunne
December 4th, 2004
The Academy of Bards is pleased to announce that One Summer Night, Gerri Hill's http://www.academyofbards.org/authors/gerri_hill.html first published book, is being reprinted and released by Bella Books (www.bellabooks.com), beginning December 15th, shipping in time for Christmas!
Added part 2 of Fetchin' Cousin Minnie by b.soiree
December 3rd, 2004
Fetchin' Cousin Minnie
by b.soiree [alt/über/unfinished]
December 2nd, 2004
Forgotten Heart by Trigar
December 1st, 2004
A Day in the Reel
Life by Cheeyah[XWP fic/uberish/alt]
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