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MeiLin Miranda writes literary fantasy and science fiction set in Victorian worlds. Her love of all things 19th century (except for the pesky parts like cholera, child labor, slavery and no rights for women) has consumed her since childhood, when she fell in a stack of Louisa May Alcott and never got up.

MeiLin wrote nonfiction for thirty years, in radio, television, print and the web. She always wanted to write fiction, but figured she had time. She discovered she didn't when a series of unfortunate events resulted in a cardiac arrest complete with a near-death experience. She has since decided she came back from the dead to write books.

MeiLin lives in a 130-year-old house in Portland, Oregon with a husband, two teens, two black cats, a flo...more

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MeiLin Miranda G.Y., you've literally got nothing to lose. :) Good luck to you!

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G.Y. Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Love what you're doing with Kickstarter. I was contemplating doing something similar when I release my book later this year, but I hadn't seen any author try it until you! Thanks for diving in and showing the rest of us the possibilities. Cheers!

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