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MeiLin Miranda

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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
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Here I am, bloody but unbowed, dang it! I made it through, unarguably, the toughest year of my life. And you've stayed with me, through it all. Bless! Why go through it all again, except to add that I'm now calling it a major stroke; few people survive it, and most are far, far reduced. I am something of a miracle.


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


Geoffrey 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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