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John W. Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home. Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims "Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific!" This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land-locked Pittsburgh.

According to Spencer, she lives with "my Dali Llama-like husband, my autistic teenage son, and two cats (one of which is recovering from mental illness.) All of which makes for very odd home life at times." Spencer's love of Japanese anime and manga flavors her writing.

The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice A
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Wen Spencer I happened to have a discussion with a friend who had invitro fertilization. She had twins boys but later she gotten a call from the clinic wanting to…moreI happened to have a discussion with a friend who had invitro fertilization. She had twins boys but later she gotten a call from the clinic wanting to know if she wanted to use the embryos stored. She decided not to and donated them. She knows that at least one child was born from the donated material, a full sister to her twins. A few days later I dreamed about Louise trying to save her baby siblings and woke up realizing that Tinker WOULD have siblings.

I thought that only someone that had a very close and loving relationship with a sister or brother would go through hell to save an unborn sibling, so I decided to create the twins. I also thought only someone with the very idealistic but somewhat impractical viewpoint of a child would face hell and high water to attempt the impossible. I set the twins age at nine because to me that's about the time that kids go from totally idealistic to a more adult and realistic viewpoint.
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Wen Spencer Obviously you should turn off the TV. Really! (I am an author after all, books always win in my universe.)
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Tinker (Elfhome, #1)

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Wolf Who Rules (Elfhome, #2)

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Elfhome (Elfhome, #3)

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A Brother's Price

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" No, I'm just flying into San Francisco for a short visit to the mainland. I'm getting new eye glasses, seeing the sights, and meeting up with family. ...more "
" Project Elfhome, the anthology of Elfhome only stories, will have a sequel of PB&G called Chased by Monsters. "
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"A tormented 5 stars!

Why!? Why has Wen Spencer done this to her poor defenceless readers?! This entry brings us to a point where we need the next book - it's so clearly going to be epic, but now we have to wait! For the love of Nora, I'm so freakin..." Read more of this review »
Wood Sprites by Wen Spencer
"The fourth in the Elfhome series, this is not a continuation of the ongoing storyline, but a parallel story overlapping with Tinker and Wolf Who Rules. As such, it would be an acceptable entry point to the series, although the reading experience w..." Read more of this review »
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"Wen Spencer has been one of my favorites since the first book in this series, Tinker. This book continues to live up to the promise of the other three in this collection. The book's timeline runs along side Tinker and has spoilers for that story,..." Read more of this review »
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“I can build a hyperphase jump gate, I'm sure I could have figured sex out. Insert Tab M into Slot F. Repeat until done.”
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“Well it's like eating at my mom's you get what's being served and if you don't like it they still make you eat it”
Wen Spencer, Steel City Magic

“Over. Done. Gone.”
Wen Spencer, A Brother's Price

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