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Rowan Speedwell

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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.


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So… It’s a thing. A March 9th thing.


Night and Day, my paean to jazz music and mythology, was originally published in Dreamspinner’s Myths and Magic anthology many years ago. With the anthology going out of print, Dreamspinner will be releasing this story as a stand-alone.


It’s been re-edited and a bit added, so it’s a little fuller than the original, but it’s still probably my all-time favorite...

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Ok, my objectivity went through window since author made a not-so-subtle nod to Bujold and Miles Vorkosigan!!! One of my favorite authors, series and heroes ever. I feel sometimes like it saved my life too. :)

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“Most people - and I'm guilty of it as well - think of passion as hot, fiery, impulsive. But listening to you made me realize that passion can be a deep, warm, steady flame too. The kind of fire that keeps a man warm at night - or melts an ice wall that would drown a flashier spark.”
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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


message 6: by Rowan

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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