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B.J. Kurtz

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BJ Kurtz has called southern Arizona home for her entire life. She fell in love with the area and wishes to call no other place home. She has been writing fiction since middle school, but as a youth she wrote a sports column for the Herald as well as developing an edition of the Cochise College magazine, The Mirage.

She wrote her first full-length fantasy novel when she was a sophomore in high school, which would later turn into the first novel in her successful Atlantis series. BJ prides herself on writing stories that question the power of human relationships while entertaining readers with the essence of paranormal and fantasy plots.

Her New Age novels are enjoyed by many types of readers of many different ages who are looking for charac
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B.J. Kurtz I walk away. I watch a movie, read a book, catch up on my scrapbooking. Sometimes that will work. If it doesn't, talk it over with those closest with…moreI walk away. I watch a movie, read a book, catch up on my scrapbooking. Sometimes that will work. If it doesn't, talk it over with those closest with me. Typically my block comes from a problem I'm having with the plot...even if I am unaware of the issue.(less)
B.J. Kurtz Creating! I love creating worlds and characters. I typically am not nice to my characters, but I love pushing the limits of story and seeing what…moreCreating! I love creating worlds and characters. I typically am not nice to my characters, but I love pushing the limits of story and seeing what develops.(less)
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The Committee fell a year ago and yet I still feel weird about not attending their weekly meetings. Don’t get me wrong. They were the most obnoxious bunch. They stood on principles and standards so high, no one could achieve it…not even them. They caused me such grief. I spent most of my time running around the world trying to deliver messages they deemed important. Most tended to follow along... Read more of this blog post »
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B.J. Kurtz Caitie wrote: "Any hope for curse of atlantis getting on audiobook sometime in the future?"

I know amazon provides that service, but that probably won't be for a while. :(


message 1: by Caitie (last edited Jan 24, 2014 09:53PM)

Caitie Any hope for curse of atlantis getting on audiobook sometime in the future?


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