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S.A. Bolich

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in Spokane, WA, The United States



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S. A. Bolich is a fulltime freelancer with a number of published fantasy stories as well as many nonfiction articles in print and on the web, covering a wide variety of subjects from horsemanship to travel (usually with an historical slant) to the state of Flash web design. A native of Washington state, she resides there again after serving six years in Germany as a regular army military intelligence officer. She graduated summa cum laude from college with a degree in history, which she confesses was greatly aided by devouring historical fiction of every era and kind through her formative years.

Since then she has taught web design, trained horses, spent a few hectic and thoroughly enjoyable years volunteering with the United States Pony Cl


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You may not know that I write a long-running series at my regular blog called "Horses in Fiction." It aims at helping writers avoid all the Hollywood howlers about horses and write believable equines. I have discovered that readers like these posts, too, and find out all kinds of things they didn't know were wrong because they saw them on film.

The newest post is up today, talking about horse... Read more of this blog post »
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I like this book, but not as well as some others in the series. For a while I was wondering if it was to be the last one in the series because the author has managed to wrap all the plot threads of previous crises now. And then, boom, she gives us a ...more
In Heaven's Shadow by S.A. Bolich
"For me this was really a unique read... really way out of my norm... But yet I was very intrigued with the entire book and how it all fell so well together! I think I was just really more impressed that I would actually like this type of book set..." Read more of this review »
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"What a fun book! Similar in vein to Warehouse 13 or The Librarians, it offers up a series of stories set in the Museum of the Arcane in Washington, D.C., established by Congress in 1831 to contain some troubling artifacts that had wandered to Amer..." Read more of this review »
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Masters of the Elements explores personal tragedy, self doubt, prejudice, grief and the power of love through four different protagonists. Each one learns about his or her own power while grappling with aspects of the..." Read more of this review »
" Elin wrote: "The title refer to a quote from Francis Bacon: "Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority" and that goes well with the story.

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Having both visited WWI sites in France and written about them for publication, I found this book fascinating in the way it fills in the stark details of those crumbling scars zigging across northern France. Ellis touches briefly on every major aspec ...more
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