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Vera Nazarian

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Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines, and has seen her fiction translated into eight languages.

She is the author of critically acclaimed novels Dreams of the Compass Rose and Lords of Rainbow , romantic Renaissance epic fantasy trilogy Cobweb Bride , as well as the outrageous parodies Mansfield Park and Mummies and Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons , and most recently, ...more


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April 2013 is the second annual Women in SF&F Month over at the Fantasy Cafe.

As one of the invited contributors, I'm very excited to participate in this celebration of women writing in the speculative fiction genre.

In my guest blog post, I discuss "Writing Warrior Women:"

http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2013/0...

Some interesting things about my childhood you might not know, and some interior... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: An excerpt from The Duke In His Castle by Vera Nazarian -- a dark, lush, erotic fantasy novella in the vein of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, with interior illustrations by the author.
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" Haunting and beautifully written. Morbid yet touching. I was mesmerized with this story "
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" Beautifully written: characters, descriptions - a real fairy story. Am hooked and have already loaded the next in the series. "
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“Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.

Best friends are formed by time.

Everyone is someone's friend, even when they think they are all alone.

If the friendship is not working, your heart will know. It's when you start being less than perfectly honest and perfectly earnest in your dealings. And it's when the things you do together no longer feel right.

However, sometimes it takes more effort to make it work after all.

Stick around long enough to become someone's best friend.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.

At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Worry is the secret weapon perpetrated upon us by the dark forces of the world that lurk in the shape of fear, uncertainty, confusion, and loss.

We, on the other hand, have our own secret weapon against these incorporeal fiends.

It is laughter.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“The difficulty in dealing with a maze or labyrinth lies not so much in navigating the convolutions to find the exit but in not entering the damn thing in the first place.

Or, at least not yet again.

As a creature of free will, do not be tempted into futility.”
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Vera Chad wrote: "Vera, thanx for accepting my friend request :)"

Thanks, Chad, nice to meet you. :-)


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Vera Robin wrote: "Hello Vera, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,


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Thanks, Robin, you too! :-)


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Robin Clark Hello Vera, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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Vera Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Vera!"

Thanks so much, Sophia, good to see you here! :-)


Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Vera!


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Vera I, Curmudgeon wrote: "Thank you for the "friend-vite." I enjoyed your book."

Glad you enjoyed, and nice to meet you! :-)


Whispers from the Pirate's Ghost ("As the Pirate Aarhgs") Thank you for the "friend-vite." I enjoyed your book.


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Vera Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Nice to meet you, Christine! :-)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Vera When the clock strikes *midnight*... Dreams of the Compass Rose will no longer be *free* Amazon on Kindle:

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Download yours NOW!... Or it will be pumpkin time!


Kaaveh(cavalery) Thanks for the friend request


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Vera Jo wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Obviously flattery will get you everywhere!!"

*grin* Very nice to meet you, Jo!


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Jo Thanks for the friend request. Obviously flattery will get you everywhere!!


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Vera Maria wrote: "Hi Vera, nice to meet you here, thanks for the friend request!
Maria"


Very nice to meet you, Maria! :-)

Vera


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Maria Hi Vera, nice to meet you here, thanks for the friend request!
Maria


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Vera Saleh wrote: "Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile "

Sorry, don't know what you're talking about.

Are you a spam?


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile


message 2: by Vera

Vera Thanks, Catherine! Hope you enjoy "Salt of the Air," and now that it's an out-of-print rare edition, you've got yourself a real collector's item! ;-)


Catherine Hi there (on yet another networky thing). :-) I picked up "Salt of the Air" at Gaylaxicon - looking forward to reading it.


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