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Sibella Giorello is author of the Raleigh Harmon series, featuring the kickin-cool forensic geologist who insists luck doesn't exist.
In addition to winning the Christy Award for best first novel, Sibella's writing has garnered dozens of journalism awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize.
A fourth-generation Alaskan, Sibella now lives in the mountains of Washington state with her husband and children.


Average rating: 3.88 · 1,395 ratings · 349 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rivers Run Dry
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The Clouds Roll Away
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Thank you, Jim Denney, for inviting me to join this leap-frog blog of Monday writers.
If you're not familiar with Jim's work, you live in a bunker. The guy's written 198 books. Or maybe only 98. Fiction (the Time Benders series), non-fiction (many with Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams), and his latest books on craft--Writing in Overdriveis anabsolute MUST for writers.
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"Could. Not. Put. This. Down! Raleigh's frustration and anger with her professor Teddy's seemingly-reluctant help with the search parallels her ambivalent relationship with God. The "red herrings" are plentiful - I was completely surprised with the..." Read more of this review »
Stone and Spark by Sibella Giorello
"LOVED! Sibella hits the mark once again with this prequel to her awesome Raleigh Harmon series. In Stone and Spark, Raleigh is fifteen and just starting to get into geology. It was so neat to follow her at this age and nod my head at some of the f..." Read more of this review »
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'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
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Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
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“And then, just as quickly, the clouds returned, leaving us to walk by faith, not by sight.”
Sibella Giorello, The Clouds Roll Away

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“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

“He felt his hunger no longer as a pain but as a tide. He felt it rising in himself through time and darkness, rising through the centuries, and he knew that it rose in a line of men whose lives were chosen to sustain it, who would wander in the world, strangers from that violent country where the silence is never broken except to shout the truth. He felt it building from the blood of Abel to his own, rising and spreading in the night, a red-gold tree of fire ascended as if it would consume the darkness in one tremendous burst of flame. The boy’s breath went out to meet it. He knew that this was the fire that had encircled Daniel, that had raised Elijah from the earth, that had spoken to Moses and would in the instant speak to him. He threw himself to the ground and with his face against the dirt of the grave, he heard the command. GO WARN THE CHILDREN OF GOD OF THE TERRIBLE SPEED OF MERCY. The words were as silent as seed opening one at a time in his blood.”
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“Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.”
C.S. Lewis, The Joyful Christian

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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Sibella Giorello Jami, thank you so much for your note! I love hearing how much you're enjoying the Raleigh Harmon series. She's made writing this series seem like a total joy -- as have the notes from readers like you. There will be many more Raleigh stories coming! Stay in touch. And thanks again. -- sibella


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Jami Sibella, I love your Raleigh Harmon series. I love the "humanness" of Raleigh and her character. Her sense of "I don't care" about some things--like her penchant for fatty fast food--cracks me up. Her guilt regarding her mother's situation is palpable, and tugs at my heart. You've done such a great job with this series, and I loved The Stars Shine Bright!! I look forward to reading many more. :)


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