Barbara Hambly

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in San Diego, California, The United States
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L. Frank Baum, J.R.R. Tolkien

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June 2012

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aka Barbara Hamilton

Ranging from fantasy to historical fiction, Barbara Hambly has a masterful way of spinning a story. Her twisty plots involve memorable characters, lavish descriptions, scads of novel words, and interesting devices. Her work spans the Star Wars universe, antebellum New Orleans, and various fantasy worlds, sometimes linked with our own.


"I always wanted to be a writer but everyone kept telling me it was impossible to break into the field or make money. I've proven them wrong on both counts."
-Barbara Hambly
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Whew! I am pretty much all moved in to my new place. When...

Whew! I am pretty much all moved in to my new place.
When I moved to my house by LAX 30+ years ago, I had friends all over LA, and those friends who lived in the San Fernando Valley, I could reach - on a good day - in 20 minutes. Over the years the situation has changed. All my dearest friends now live in the Valley, and it was taking 45-60 minutes to reach them. (When I first went to work at Pier Read more of this blog post »
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“The question is always the answer, provided you want the answer badly enough.”
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“I simply don't shine in company. Mostly I prefer to retreat with a book.”
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“God has judged me all my life. But that is God's privilege, my lady. Not yours.”
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