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Skylar Hamilton Burris

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Skylar Hamilton Burris was born and raised in Virginia but has since migrated to Texas, where she works as a freelance editor and writer. She is the author of four novels, including three sequels to Pride and Prejudice, a collection of poetry, and numerous essays and short stories. Driven by a love of traditional, meaningful poetry, Skylar founded Ancient Paths Literary Magazine in 1998. Seventeen issues of the print magazine have been published in the years since, and Ancient Paths is now available as a regularly updated Facebook page. You can "like" the page to subscribe for free and receive regular updates of new poetry and flash fiction. Also be sure to like Skylar's author page to be kept informed of future publications. Visit Skylar’s ...more

If you've been waiting for the Kindle version of my newest novel, When the Heart Is Laid Bare, it's now available from the publisher!

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Conviction: A Sequel to Jan...
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An Unlikely Missionary
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Strange Marriage of Ann...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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When the Heart Is Laid Bare
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
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A Greater Sound By Far
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Conviction: a Sequel to Jan...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Conviction: A Sequel to Jan...
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An Exposition of the Poem G...
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A Greater Sound By Far (Poetry)
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Description: Sonnets, ballads, couplets, ottava rima, haiku, and unbound free verse . . . you'll find it all in this diverse collection of poetry. If you have ever wrestled with faith, felt the ache or joy of love, or witnessed the death of someone close to you, these poems will offer you a chance for reflection, inspiration, and solace. For the complete book, visit
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Skylar Burris Skylar Burris said: " It’s been a long summer. We are, to say the least, having conflict issues in our house. I bought this book to work through with my two children in hope that the sibling fighting and whining and yelling might be somewhat diminished as a result. I’ll r ...more"

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Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
"I believe this was Liane Moriarty's first book, and she has matured as an author since then. Overall this is a more typical "chick litty" book than her others, replete with cliches, improbable plot twists, undeveloped male characters (saints or je..." Read more of this review »
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There is so much packed into this book, which, except for some excessive repetition (typical of most nonfiction of its kind), is easy and interesting to read. There are a number of practical suggestions (from details on fluency training to lists of p ...more
The Animal Whisperer and Boston, Jr. by Elizabeth Burris
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Skylar Burris is 60% done with The Young Peacemaker Set [With 12 Student Activity Books]: Forgot about this one. Abandoned it awhile ago. My daughter asked if we could pick it up again now. "I think we need it." She's probably right. Note to self: continue this study with the kids on spring break. (Should have done it over Christmas break...)
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Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner
"I'm a big fan of Harriet Lerner's, and was excited to hear that she had a (relatively) new book out. Harriet writes in a deceptively simple, accessible, down-to-earth manner but is solidly grounded in systems theory. As such, her advice tends to b..." Read more of this review »
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“Please don't disillusion me. I haven't had breakfast yet.”
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“In the glad old days, before the rise of modern used to be thought a disadvantage to be misunderstood.”
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
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“To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”
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“It is important and right that all privileges of the law be ours, but it is vastly more important that we be prepared for the exercise of those privileges.”
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Elaine thankyou Skylar for accepting my friendship. I'm looking forward to reading your comments and book choices

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Noran Miss Pumkin Just wanted to stop in and wish you the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas!-Noran
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booklady Have you ever heard the song with these words?

"Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours...
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now."

It's by John Michael Talbot and I've found where you can download it but I'm just too technologically ignorant to know how! The song, however, is beautiful!

God bless, booklady

Skylar Burris Thanks, Karen! I'm glad you are enjoying Ancient Paths.

Karen L. Skylar, I am really enjoying your "Ancient Paths" magazine. Thanks so much for doing this great service for Christian Writers.

Skylar Burris Thanks! I hope you enjoy it.

Skylar, I've added your book Conviction: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride & Predjudice to my to-read list.

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