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ML Hamilton has been teaching high school English and journalism in Central California for the last 19 years.

Teaching students to appreciate literature has made her career rewarding; however, she always dreamed of publishing her own novel.

In 2010, the dream came true. Her first novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publishing. The sequel to Emerald, The Heirs of Eldon, followed the next year.

In addition to teaching and writing, she has three sons, three dogs, and two cats. If she isn’t writing, you can find her at a band concert, a baseball game, or running an agility course with her beautiful Golden Retriever Cricket.


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I have three sons. My oldest just turned twenty and has moved back into the realm of sanity upon leaving his teen years behind. Well, mostly. Occasionally, there’s some backsliding, but for the most part, I can talk to him like a rational human being and receive rational responses back again. Oh, how I cherish those moments, because, you see, my other two boys are still teenagers.

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message 59: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Emily. Have a wonderful weekend!


message 58: by Emily

Emily Thank You for the add. Ravensong is next on my list to read and I can't wait.


message 57: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Nicole, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


message 56: by Nicole

Nicole Blanchard Thank you for the add, I cannot wait to read your book! Have a great day!


message 55: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Shelly.


message 54: by Shelly

Shelly Thanks for the add :) I look forward to reading your book!


message 53: by Melissa

Melissa Hayden Thank you for the friending, M.L.:) The book sounds very good. Best of luck to you!


Neyra ♦ And a job well done it was =)


message 51: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Neyra. The artist for my publisher is extremely talented. He designed the cover exactly like I envisioned it.


Neyra ♦ You're welcome =) It really piqued my interest. Besides that the cover is beautiful. I'm looking forward to reading it :D


Mariam of the Yemen Ur welcome :D


message 48: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Mariam.


message 47: by Mariam of the Yemen (last edited Mar 05, 2012 04:03AM)

Mariam of the Yemen No problem, Emerald seems like a really interesting book.


message 46: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Belinda.


message 45: by Belinda

Belinda Miller Thank you for The Friend invite :) I homeschool my daughters and Ravensong was a book they were interestig in reading. I have checked into the other books you have written and we have added them to our list of to-reads!


message 44: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Great. I'd love to know what you think.

Thanks for that.

ML


message 43: by Taznim

Taznim hi M.L.,
thanks for the add,i really want to read Ravensong,trying to get a copy of it soon!!!


message 42: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton You are welcome, Christina.


Christina Thank you for the invite! I can't wait to read this book! :)


message 40: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton I'm delighted. I hope you enjoy them.

ML


message 39: by Elise

Elise You're welcome, thank you for the add! I have added your two other books to my to-read list as well (and as soon as I read Emerald, I'll probably add Volume 2 as well)=]


message 38: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Wonderful. Thank you, Heather.


message 37: by Heather

Heather Daniels Thanks for the friending, I normaly read PR/UF and am excited to see you write fantasy. I'll be adding Emerald to my tbr list also :)


Christina Madison You're welcome. Thanks for adding me! :)


message 35: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you, Angief. Please be aware that Seithe is pretty graphic, though.


message 34: by Angief

Angief Thank you so much for your friend request I look forward to reading Emerald and Ravensong in the future! I would also like to thank you for the review on Seith, it sounds like a book that I would enjoy as well.


message 33: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton E wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend request. I can't wait to read Emerald! :]"

Thank you, E.


message 32: by Eshita

Eshita Thanks so much for the friend request. I can't wait to read Emerald! :]


message 31: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Ciecie wrote: "Thank you ML for the friend request I look forward to reading your work. :)"

Thank you, Ciecie.


message 30: by Ciecie

Ciecie Thank you ML for the friend request I look forward to reading your work. :)


message 29: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Jie wrote: "Hello, thank you for adding me as your friend, M.L. I'm really curious about the book Emerald. The cover of the book look really cool, I love it! Even though I haven't read it yet, I know it's a re..."

Thank you, Jie. I hope you enjoy it.

ML


message 28: by Jie

Jie Hao Hello, thank you for adding me as your friend, M.L. I'm really curious about the book Emerald. The cover of the book look really cool, I love it! Even though I haven't read it yet, I know it's a really really great book. Thank you for your hard work, Because authors like you, I have good books to read! I'm really glad to know you!


message 27: by Monique

Monique M.L. wrote: I know exactly what you're talking about. I can't tell you how often I've escaped to a book just to get my mind off things.

Same here. I have read alot of books in my life, and some of the titles I don't remember and some I can't find on goodreads. But to tell you something, there were books that I read, and after finishing reading them, I felt even worse than before... "Never Let Me Go" both the novel and movie were both so depressing that I had to go to sleep to clear my mind. Harry Potter is a cool series for kids and teens who are experiencing some troubles at school, it definitely helped me and made me laugh, it was enjoyable. And I love how the author included symbols from mythology, celtic culture and so many legends.


message 26: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Monique wrote: "Thanks, I'm trying. It's a cute book, I won it in the goodreads giveaway. it's more of a light romance. It's about a uptight society girl that meets a playboy actor, whom she considers a nightmare,..."

I know exactly what you're talking about. I can't tell you how often I've escaped to a book just to get my mind off things.


message 25: by Monique

Monique Thanks, I'm trying. It's a cute book, I won it in the goodreads giveaway. it's more of a light romance. It's about a uptight society girl that meets a playboy actor, whom she considers a nightmare, and so their friendship begins. I had a bad time lately so reading it was like a chocolate remedy to me :)


message 24: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Monique wrote: "M.L. wrote: "Thank you for accepting. Is Love Doesn't Play by the Rules a romance? Sounds interesting.

ML"

I'm terribly sorry, I confused you with someone else at the beginning, sorry. Um, yes it..."


Your English looks excellent to me. You'll have to tell me if Love Doesn't Play turns out to be a good book. I don't mind a romance once in awhile.

ML


message 23: by Monique

Monique M.L. wrote: "Thank you for accepting. Is Love Doesn't Play by the Rules a romance? Sounds interesting.

ML"


I'm terribly sorry, I confused you with someone else at the beginning, sorry. Um, yes it's a romance, I'm in the middle of reading it, it sure is interesting. I'm sorry for my english, I'm not a native english speaker.


message 22: by Tiffony

Tiffony Thanks for the request! :)


message 21: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Thank you for accepting. Is Love Doesn't Play by the Rules a romance? Sounds interesting.

ML


message 20: by Monique (last edited Apr 12, 2011 11:26AM)

Monique Hello M.L., thanks for the invite. I can't wait to read "Emerald". :)


message 19: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Jill wrote: "Hey M.L., thanks for the invite! I hope I can get a chance to read Emerald, it sounds like I'd enjoy it. :)"

Thanks, Jill. If you read Emerald, I hope you'll give me a review.


message 18: by Jill

Jill Hey M.L., thanks for the invite! I hope I can get a chance to read Emerald, it sounds like I'd enjoy it. :)


message 17: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Ashley wrote: "M.L. wrote: "Ashley wrote: "Thanks for the add and the giveaway! Emerald sounded really interesting so I'm really hoping that I'll get the chance to read it. :)"

Thank you, Ashley. If you read it,..."


Thank you, Ashley.


message 16: by Ashley

Ashley M.L. wrote: "Ashley wrote: "Thanks for the add and the giveaway! Emerald sounded really interesting so I'm really hoping that I'll get the chance to read it. :)"

Thank you, Ashley. If you read it, I hope you..."


If I get the chance, I will definitely give you a review.


message 15: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Just received word yesterday that the sequel to Emerald will be out sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. If you are interested, you can read an excerpt on my website: www.worldofsamar.com.

If you've already read Emerald, continue the adventures in Samar with The Heirs of Eldon, coming soon!


message 14: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Ashley wrote: "Thanks for the add and the giveaway! Emerald sounded really interesting so I'm really hoping that I'll get the chance to read it. :)"

Thank you, Ashley. If you read it, I hope you consider giving me a review.


message 13: by Ashley

Ashley Thanks for the add and the giveaway! Emerald sounded really interesting so I'm really hoping that I'll get the chance to read it. :)


message 12: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Shanna wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I'm looking forward to reading Emerald soon. It definitely sounds interesting."

Thank you, Shanna.


message 11: by Shanna

Shanna Thanks for the friend request! I'm looking forward to reading Emerald soon. It definitely sounds interesting.


message 10: by M.L.

M.L. Hamilton Kevin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request and the comment on my avatar. After reading the book description and comments for Emerald I am very much looking forward to reading this. Keeping my fingers crossed!"

I hope it's what you're looking for, but I'd love any feedback you have.


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