And The Winner Is…

The Lion of Cairo: 01Thanks so much to everyone who entered to win a copy of The Lion of Cairo! I know I promised the drawing would be yesterday. I had intended to do it last night, but got so swamped it got away from me. My apologies!

So, without further ado, the winner is… Natalie Aguirre!  

Natalie , please contact me privately and let me know your address so I can ship you a copy of this book.




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10 Responses to β€œAnd The Winner Is…”

  1. Natalie Aguirre says:

    Thanks Victoria. I'm excited and will e-mail you.

  2. Victoria Dixon says:

    Congratulations, Natalie! I got your email and will send the book out later this week. ;D

  3. Maybelle says:

    Heyy, just came across your blog~ I love reading fantasy too, and have lately gotten interested in Ancient East Asian culture. I bought "Under Heaven" by Guy Gavriel Kay recently and am excited to explore a Tang-dynansty-esque world. Keep blogging and I look forward to more entries. The book looks interesting too – I love mixes of history with fantasy, it illuminates history in such interesting ways.

  4. Victoria Dixon says:

    Hi, Maybelle! Thanks for popping in. Yes, GGK is my all-time fave (I've only mentioned this LOTS on this blog – LOL) and I did an review and interview with him for Under Heaven. That was a lifetime highlight, I think. πŸ˜€ Thanks again for dropping in. Sounds as if we like exactly the same stuff. πŸ™‚

  5. Maybelle says:

    *Le gasp* You interviewed him? Amazing! Do you still have it up? I'd love to read it.

    Common interests – yay! Well, I'd only gotten into Ancient Chinese culture because of my own heritage. I did Chinese painting for awhile, definitely a different aesthetic from canonical Western art. By the way, if you like fantasy with an Asian twist, I think you'll like the art of Yoshitaka Amano (if you haven't found him already). Very gorgeous and fluid, with a magical Japanese flare.

  6. Victoria Dixon says:

    Yes, he was extraordinarily generous with his time and answered so many questions, I was able to post two (somewhat) different interviews. One's at this blog at: and one's at

    Wasn't Yoshitaka Amano the guy who did the artwork for Neil Gaiman's Sandman standalone story? He's AMAZING and yes, we love his work. (My hubby's a computer graphics artist and a comic book geek.) You're very good, too! I went to your other blog. Are you still doing artwork, then?

  7. Medeia Sharif says:

    Congratulations, Natalie! Enjoy your prize.

  8. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for commenting, Medeia! I wish I could have given away more copies, but I wanted to keep mine. ;D

  9. Maybelle says:

    On occassion. I do mostly character or story art now – I find it inspires me, and helps me think, on a visual level. I was always a visual person so I love lavish settings and descriptions. Hmm I don't know if Amano did that – but he did the older Final Fantasy art. He's still around.
    Glad you liked my work!

  10. Victoria Dixon says:

    I know what you mean – I love drawing maps and sometimes character sketches, though I'm not very good at them. I'm better at drawing animals, which doesn't help me much with drawing people. ;D BTW, I just looked up the title Amano did with Gaiman. It's called Sandman: Dreamhunters and it's gorgeous. Not my favorite product by Gaiman, but it is a good story.

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