Welcome to #PonyFest16!

Happy Tuesday, Aledan Merfolk! If you’re Aledan, today is the Warrior’s Ceremony. If you aren’t Aledan, today is my (and my BFF’s) birthday! Which means it’s time for PonyFest voting to begin 😀

Remember, click on all the pictures below – some entries have more than one pony on the page!

In the order that they arrived on the announcement post, I give you the #PonyFest16 contenders:

Gabriel, by Patricia Lynn
Keira, by Rebecca


Salvage, by Alexandra
Running Toward Illumia, by Angel
Illuminator Rising, by Alina
Lia, by Sarah
Yarrow, by Juliana
Dakota, by Jennifer
Damien, by Rachel

There you have it, Aledan Merfolk – nine beautiful entries for #PonyFest16! Now it’s your job to decide which one is your favorite. Remember: the winner of the popular vote gets a Mane Six pony and a pile of books! Choose wisely.


Custom(s) of the Week: R+L=J

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! Today is the final day to enter #PonyFest16, so I’ve brought you a custom by one of our superstar judges for the contest. And not just one custom, but three! Mana Lai made custom ponies of the popular Game of Thrones fan theory that Lyanna + Rhaegar = Jon Snow, which I won’t spoil for you if you haven’t seen last season 😉

Rhaegar Targaryen, Lyanna Stark, and baby Jon Snow, by Mana Lai

Baby Jon Snow’s hair makes me giggle, and I love the details on Lyanna and Rhaegar!

And don’t forget, join #PonyFest16 by midnight tonight to win a custom pony based on YOUR book!

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Custom of the Week: TARDIS Pony

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! We’re in the midst of #PonyFest16, so I wanted to bring you a custom by one of the judges, and when I saw this beautiful TARDIS pony the day after watching the Pandorica episodes of Dr Who, I knew she was the one.

TARDIS Pony, by Jupiternwndrlnd

Isn’t she gorgeous? The details on the tiny TARDIS are amazing! And all the stars ❤

And don’t forget, join #PonyFest16 by Oct 2nd to win a custom pony based on YOUR book!

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Announcing #PonyFest16!

It’s here! PonyFest16! For those of you who’ve been hanging around the blog for a few years, you know what this means: my blog is being taken over by My Little Ponies for the next month. For those of you who haven’t been around, PonyFest is a contest where authors design a My Little Pony based on their book for a chance to win a custom pony based on their design and a bunch of books! All the rules and prizes for the contest are below, but first we have one of the 2014 winning customs by PonyFest customizer Caeti-Leigh:

Kasmira, design by Bethany, custom by Caeti-Leigh

And now for PonyFest16!

 The Rules:

-either draw your own pony or use the pony creator to make a pony based on your novel. Choose colors for the body, mane/tail, and eye color, as well as a symbol. Ponies can be earthers, unicorns or pegasi (ponies with both a horn and wings will be disqualified). No Twice As Fancy symbols (the symbol design can’t cover the whole body).

-all ponies must come from a full-length, original work (no fanfics). Unpublished novels are OK. Feel free to plug your published novel in your post!

-it can be a pony based on a character, setting, or theme from your novel. You can make more than one pony, but they must be voted on as a whole, from the same book, and only ONE of those ponies will be customized.

-write up a short description of your pony(s), and a one sentence tag-line for the book.

-post the pony(s) on your blog (or other social media page) by Sun October 2nd and reply here with the link to that post.

-from October 4th through 15th visit the other blogs and vote for your favorite pony!

winners will be announced on October 16th!

The Vote: There are two votes: one popular, one panel. The Panel vote is made up of pony customizers including Kalavista, LightningSilver-Mana, jupiternwndrlnd, RevRuby, Nichi Tsukinoko, TexasGal, and Saja, among others. The Popular vote will be the same as in years past through a poll on the PonyFest post.

The Prizes: The winner of the panel vote will have their pony made into a real custom pony by one of the panel customizers, plus receive a copy of The Secret of Shadow by customizer Kalavista! The winner will also receive a copy of Ink by Amanda Sun (the first PonyFest winner!), Inspired by Danielle Shipley (2013’s PonyFest winner!), and Storm Chaser by Angela Wallace (2014’s PonyFest Panel winner!).

The winner of the popular vote will receive their choice of Mane Six pony, plus a copy of The Secret of Shadow by Kalavista, Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky, Angelfire by Courtney A Moulton, and Kiss of the Fey by Charlotte Cyprus (2014’s PonyFest Popular Vote winner!)

Restrictions: The custom pony will not have clothes or accessories (no sculpty/clay will be used), so make a representation of the character, rather than a carbon-copy right down to their underwear. No Alicorns/Unipegs, Twice-As-Fancy symbols (symbols that cover the entire body) or sitting poses. Open to US/Canada residents only (you can still play, but only US/C residents can win the prize, sorry!).

Good luck everyone!

Custom of the Week: Moira

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! The world has been a bit of a wild ride this week, so I wanted to bring you something beautiful this weekend to take your mind off it, if only for a few seconds. With the MLP Fair coming up in a couple weeks, customizers are putting the finishing touches on their projects, and this beauty caught my eye.

Moira, by Mana Mihara

The pictures don’t show it, but she’s a BIG pony – 8 inches tall! I absolutely adore the colors in her tail – that pop of magenta against the green is one of my favorite combos. And the feathers are a nice touch.

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Custom of the Week: Scorched Magic

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! Last week I told you I re-started Custom of the Week because Angela Wallace (one our #PonyFest14 winners) asked about it, and although she doesn’t make custom ponies, she does draw them. When her new book SCORCHED MAGIC released, she drew a beautiful custom pony for the book, and I wanted to share it with you today!

Scorched Magic
Scorched Magic, by Angela

I love that she draws her ponies in the G1 style! AND it’s a twinkle-eye pony!

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Custom of the Week: Koi Pond

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! It’s been a while since we’ve had a custom pony around these parts, and Angela Wallace (of the Elemental Magic series) reminded me of that fact this week, so I went hunting – or in this case, fishing – and found a lovely, handmade Big Brother pony full of fishies!

Koi Pond, by Soulcookies

Oh, that color! I adore it! If that shimmery green looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same artist who made my Erie seapony

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com