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An unrepentant biblioholic, Rowan Speedwell spends half her time pretending to be a law librarian, half her time pretending to be a database manager, half her time pretending to be a fifteenth-century Aragonese noblewoman, half her time… wait a minute… hmm. Well, one thing she doesn't pretend to be is good at math. She is good at pretending, though.

In her copious spare time (hah) she does needlework, calligraphy and illumination, and makes jewelry. She has a master's degree in history from the University of Chicago, is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and lives in a Chicago suburb with the obligatory Writer's Cat and way too many books.


Things are finally starting to ease up in Rowanlandia, after months of estate work, foreclosures, bank accounts, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, and dealing with a disabled brother and an elderly aunt. The foreclosure is in train, and that should be the last of the estate issues—if the 100-year-old maple that was struck by lightning and went through the roof of the house two weeks ago is th...

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message 8: by Rowan

Rowan Verditwist wrote: "Hi Rowen - just got Illumination - spectacular start, love the characters already, high hopes for total enjoyment. Thanks, E"

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!! I think Miles is probably my favorite character ever. :)


Verditwist Hi Rowen - just got Illumination - spectacular start, love the characters already, high hopes for total enjoyment. Thanks, E


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Rowan Tina wrote: "Hi Rowan, thx for adding me. :)
Just finished reading Love, like Water. It was soooo awesome. :) Is there possibly a sequel coming up? The epilogue is promising."


I DO have a sequel in mind (about Jesse, of course!) but it's not got all the details worked out yet, so it will be a while! Glad you like the story, though!


message 5: by Tina

Tina Hi Rowan, thx for adding me. :)
Just finished reading Love, like Water. It was soooo awesome. :) Is there possibly a sequel coming up? The epilogue is promising.


Lauraadriana Hi Rowan thanks for accepting my friend invite. I just wanted to say I just finished Kindred Hearts last night, and I don't have words to say how much I loved your book. I LOVED this novel, the style, the language, EVERYTHING was perfect. I hope there's lots more coming from you...and maybe we have not seen the last of Derek? :O)


message 3: by Rowan

Rowan Thanks, Leaundra! I'm glad you did. I loved writing it and I've especially loved the great reception it's gotten. I'm new to this Goodreads friends thing but remembering your lovely comments on "Zach," I wanted to touch base with you again!!

Leaundra wrote: "Leaundra wrote: "Rowan, thanks for the add. I hope your monday is going well. Thanks again...Leaundra"

Just to let you know I loved "Finding Zach""



Leaundra Leaundra wrote: "Rowan, thanks for the add. I hope your monday is going well. Thanks again...Leaundra"

Just to let you know I loved "Finding Zach"


Leaundra Rowan, thanks for the add. I hope your monday is going well. Thanks again...Leaundra


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