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Derrolyn Anderson

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Hello Goodreaders :) I'm a visual artist and writer of the four part "Marina's Tales" series, the YA/NA romantic suspense, "The Athena Effect" and its sequels, "The Mackenzie Legacy" and "The Caledonian Inheritance". I'm currently hard at work on book #4 in the Athena series.

❤ I love to read, but I neither rate nor review. Please feel free to friend me :)

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Published on April 15, 2014 15:35 • 2 views • Tags: creativity
Average rating: 4.10 · 1,327 ratings · 503 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Between the Land and the Se...
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The Athena Effect (The Athe...
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Between the Land and the Sea The Moon And The Tide The Fate of the Muse The Turning Tides
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"Yep. They're WAY smarter than I ever was (thanks to some home-schooling), but nowhere near as street-wise. "
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 Blondie~♔ Thanks Derrolyn. Love your paintings, so beautiful. Xx

Loki (of Smartassgard) Thank YOU for accepting, looking forward to book chats! Your paintings are gorgeous, and if you write like you paint, then I am sold! :)

message 35: by Wart

Wart Hill I totally thought we were already

Erica Ravenclaw Thanks for the friendvite, join in on our misery of this book, and don't be a stranger!

JennyJen Thanks for the invite. ^_^

Khanh (Destroyer of Dreams) You know, with a name like Khanh, I thought I've heard them all. Genghis Khan. The Great Khanh. The Wrath of Khanh.

And then you came alone with...that thing.


Thanks for the FR! And the new nickname :P

Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ Thanks for accepting!
I know I had you over at BL but I deleted there since I was never on. Happy to be friends with you on here instead! :)

message 30: by Martini


Keep us updated, please.

Derrolyn Anderson Martini wrote: "Thanks for accepting! :-)
And good luck with that Italian site..."

Thank you! I've written, but we'll see if I get a response. I figure if I squawk publicly, hopefully they'll be shamed into stopping the blatant piracy :)

message 28: by Martini

Martini Thanks for accepting! :-)
And good luck with that Italian site...

Litchick (is stuck in the 19th century) *scurries onto ship of trolls*

Thanks so much for the friendvite! I'm definitely in good company. ^_^

Shelby *evil queen wannabe* :) You too ..bookworms gotta stick together

Nia (Kantorka) Thanks for accepting my request:).

Nemo (the Moonlight Library) See, that is why you are awesome.

Cookielover Thank you for according my frien request! Can't wait to chat books! :)
And I love finding cute pics on the net!
Don't neglect your paintings--some people (who will go unnamed) wish they could paint. :)
I'll make sure to check out some of your books!!!

♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ Thanks for accepting! Your book looks very good!

message 19: by Brenda

Brenda Ayala Derrolyn wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Just want to say I love the new covers for The Athena Effect series!!"

Thanks so much Brenda! I do my own covers, and when my daughters informed me that my first attempts were "hope..."

There's nothing wrong with a bit of a retro feel sometimes! Great work and I can't wait for the next two. :)

Derrolyn Anderson Brenda wrote: "Just want to say I love the new covers for The Athena Effect series!!"

Thanks so much Brenda! I do my own covers, and when my daughters informed me that my first attempts were "hopelessly eighties" I knew I had to change something. LOL :)

message 17: by Brenda

Brenda Ayala Just want to say I love the new covers for The Athena Effect series!!

Jennifer Wow just saw the new covers! Love it! And I didn't know you were going to write two more to the series so I'm really excited :D

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Nenia Campbell <3

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Nenia Campbell congrats on the stream of good reviews i've been seeing for your book. it's really great - and i'm happy other people think so too!

Elizabeth(The Book Whisperer) Thank you for accepting my friends request.I am loving the Marina tales. I am on the second one right now and I can not wait to read them all. I have them all on my Kindle. I adore stories about sea creatures and these books are not disappointing me.

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Nenia Campbell Yeah, I get that a lot.
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Nenia Campbell We've all had that awkward moment. ;)

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Nenia Campbell It's all good!

Rachmi Hi Ms. Anderson,

Thanks for the request. Love The Athena Effects and can't wait for more Cali & Cal story

message 4: by Fanny

Fanny Hello Derrolyn!

If you have some time can you please check my story is paranormal and I want some honest opinion, Pleaseee! Here is the link, it will mean a lot for me.

Jennifer I am FINALLY reading "Fate of the Muse" lol. After almost a month since I last mentioned it. But I can't wait and knowing how I gobble up your novels I'm sure I'll have a review by the weekend ;)

message 2: by Derrolyn (last edited Mar 22, 2012 11:50PM)

Derrolyn Anderson Becca wrote: "Hi there! I made it!:) Of course, I had to steal the man's laptop to do it. I think he'll understand though. Glad to see a friendly face:)"

Yep. Sounds like the epic laptop battles that take place around here (five people, two 'puters) :D

message 1: by Becca

Becca Walters Hi there! I made it!:) Of course, I had to steal the man's laptop to do it. I think he'll understand though. Glad to see a friendly face:)

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