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Victoria Strauss

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I'm the author of eight novels for adults and young adults, including the Stone duology ("The Arm of the Stone" and "The Garden of the Stone"); the Way of Arata duology ("The Burning Land" and "The Awakened City"); and "Passion Blue," a novel for teens that'll be published in 2012. I've reviewed books for SF Site, Black Gate, and Fantasy magazine, and my articles on writing and how to get published have appeared in Writer’s Digest and elsewhere. In 2006, I served as a judge for the World Fantasy Awards.

I'm an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and co-founder, with Ann Crispin, of Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group that warns about literary schemes and scams. I maintain the Writer Bew...more


Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Another small press disaster came to an ugly conclusion last week.

In mid-2012, I began getting complaints about Silver Publishing, which started up in 2009 as a self-publishing facilitator, but in 2010 transformed itself into a "traditional royalty-paying press" (I put that in quotes because, these days, it means so little).

Reported problems included... Read more of this blog post »
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Passion Blue
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Arm Of The Stone
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Garden of the Stone
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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The Burning Land
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Awakened City
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Guardian of the Hills
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Victoria Strauss I think of it less as being busy, than as fighting a constant fight against laziness...


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Dd Little Hi Victoria, You are making me a bit jealous. I pride myself as being one of the busiest people around. I really work at it but I think you are busier. Ha! Thanks for being a friend. I hope you will read Cowboy Food too. Yup, it goes beyond being a cook book. There is History & fiction in it too.

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