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I'm 32, female, married, a voracious reader and writer with a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire (class of 2005). I just recently finished book three (Obscura) of a series that begins with Negatives, which is about a girl who can steal fragments of the souls of supernatural creatures if she takes a photo of them. The series in limbo at the moment until I can find an editor.

I've been writing since I could write, but I really started taking it seriously at about age 12, when my English teacher had us using vocabulary words in stories instead of just sentences. I went on to take every creative writing class I could get into. As for reading, let's just say my dad's biggest threat to me and my sister was, "If you don't behave, no
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I wrote this little meandering half nonfiction/half fiction thing yesterday after finishing reading Kelly Link’sStranger Things Happen. I guess I got a little infected with her sort offlatly statedbut descriptive and fanciful, almost stream-of-consciousness (not likeUlysses, but sort of “this thought leads into this thought that may not follow the point exactly”) style. Unlike her stuff, there’...

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Published on August 26, 2015 09:38
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Amber is on page 295 of 531 of Angelmass: Re: last update: I meant by A physics geek. Surely I'm not implying Timothy Zahn is more than one person (though who knows, could be a collective intelligence, he sure writes about them enough, haha).
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Amber is on page 295 of 531 of Angelmass: This book was written for physics geeks, by physics geeks. I feel like I'm getting a science lesson in subatomic particles. At least the characters explain things to me. Chandris is kind of a bitch but getting better. Maybe I just feel that way because I feel sorry for Jereko, poor out-of-his-depth nerd.
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3.5 stars. I like some of Kelly Link's stuff and not others, but I enjoyed several of the stories in here, more than Magic for Beginners. More magic realism, less surrealism. I can see the Neil Gaiman comparisons some are making. Especially enjoyed " ...more
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Catherynne M. Valente
“Why do you need that thing?" September asked. "None of the airports back home have them."
"They do. You just can't see them right," Betsy Basilstalk said with a grin. "All customs agents have them, otherwise, why would people agree to stand in line and be peered at and inspected? We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say, lines on maps are silly. Where you live, the awful machinery is smaller, harder to see. Less honest, that's all. Whereas Rupert here? He's as honest as they come. Does what it says on the box.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M. Valente
“And it's the wonders I'm after, even if I have to bleed for them.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Susan Cain
“Or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell”—that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Margaret Atwood
“There's more than one way to skin a cat, my father used to say; it bothered me, I didn't see why they would want to skin a cat even one way.”
Margaret Atwood, Surfacing

William Gibson
“I have often raised an eyebrow at hearing him sing, as I push a cart down some Safeway aisle, of the spiritual complexities induced by he admixture of Cuervo Gold, cocaine, and nineteen-year-old girls (in the hands of a man of, shall we say, a certain age). At which point I look around Frozen Foods and wonder: "Is anyone else hearing this?”
William Gibson, Distrust That Particular Flavor
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