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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


My latest novel is now in stock at Amazon. Books A Million will have it August 19, and it will be available to order through Barnes and Noble by September 30. http://www.amazon.com/When-Heart-Is-L...
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Published on August 16, 2014 07:14 • 4 views • Tags: literary-fiction, new-novel, romance, when-the-heart-is-laid-bare
Average rating: 3.56 · 197 ratings · 36 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Conviction: A Sequel to Jan...
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An Unlikely Missionary
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The Strange Marriage of Ann...
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A Greater Sound By Far
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When the Heart Is Laid Bare
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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 www.editorskylar.com.
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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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" Once I realized and accepted the fact that I will never completely understand what Kurt Vonnegut writes, it became a lot easier for me to read his books. My first attempt at reading his work - Cat's Cradle resulted in me staring at the page, menta... " Read more of this review »
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I can't believe I missed this one when I was in high school. My high school self would probably have given it four stars instead of three. Theme: "People can use all the uncritical love they can get." True that. And what the Senator says of Trout I h...more
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" Son is made up of three parts: Before, Between, and Beyond. If I were to name them, I would gather them into one book and name it Boring.

WHY THE HELL WAS THIS NOVEL 400 PAGES LONG!?! The previous three were about 200 pages. If you delete the doubl... " Read more of this review »
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" no no no no no no no No No No No NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NONONONONONONONONONONONONONO NO , Lois Lowry! NO.

No.

This cannot be how you chose to end the quartet.

I am flabbergasted and bereft and... cheated. I feel cheated.

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This book, the third in the Giver series, moved faster than Gathering Blue. It had a solid air of mystery for the first third, but then it began to go downhill a bit with its heavy handed moralism. The anti- immigration control and anti-market messag...more
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Daniel
Skylar, I've added your book Conviction: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride & Predjudice to my to-read list.


Skylar Burris Thanks! I hope you enjoy it.


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


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




message 6: by Noran

Noran Miss Pumkin Just wanted to stop in and wish you the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas!-Noran
Hammond,IN :)



message 7: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.Merry Christmas.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Elaine thankyou Skylar for accepting my friendship. I'm looking forward to reading your comments and book choices


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