Coloring Contest

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Jun 18, 2017 in Writer's Life |

Time to get in touch with your inner artist with this week’s Coloring Contest with Prizes!

Below are three amazing coloring pages designed by the talented Jenn Lee (@y2jenn). You can use one of these to color, or submit your own creation depicting a superpower or (non-spoilery) scene from the book.




  • Submit art by Tuesday, June 27th
  • Limit three entries per person
  • Let’s keep it safe for work
  • Ages 18+
  • All art you submit remains your property, I just wanna look at it!

 Prizes: (as judged by me)

  • First Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

The Contest is now closed, and here are the winners:

1st Place: Deb D.
2nd Place: Ellen V.
Honorable Mention: Olivia and Casey 



Craig York
Jul 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

I missed the deadline for this, but I’m not real good with colored pencils anyhow. I did want to ask about the second drawing – that’s an Alpha bot, yes? Nifty work, though I can’t quite figure out what it’s holding. Some kind of horn/trumpet? ( I build models and this and the cover illustration are pretty cool. ) I’m only about 120 pages into it so far, but it’s been worth the wait.
I really hope your novel gets your short stories into print – I’ve been looking forward to reading your work since you gave the copy of Space Squid with “Spiralize Me” at last year’ Armadillocon.

Nicky Drayden
Jul 7, 2017 at 7:53 am

Hi Craig! Thanks so much for reading. Yes, it’s an alphabot holding a futuristic umbrella, like one from the cover, but closed. 🙂 Hope to see you at ArmadilloCon again this year?

Craig York
Jul 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Hello again – thanks for the clarification. Since I’ve finished the novel, double+ thanks – its been awhile since I’ve been that engaged by a work. Your characters are vivid, human, ( and quite literally divine 😉 ) When it seemed like the climactic action was arriving earlier than expected, you sustained the action marvelously all the final third of the book. I probably shouldn’t say more – people do get touchy about spoilers-but thanks you again. I’ve recommended it to three people so far today, and will keep doing so.
If I make it down to Armadillocon, it will likely only be for an afternoon, but I’ll bring my copy with me when I do.

Nicky Drayden
Jul 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Awesome! So glad you enjoyed. 🙂



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