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Kara Swanson

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As the daughter of missionaries, KARA SWANSON spent her childhood running barefoot through the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the fantasy genre.

Swanson is the award-winning author of The Girl Who Could See and Peter Pan retelling/sequel Dust (Enclave Publishing, July 2020). She helps young writers explore their passions as a faculty member of the Young Writer’s Workshop and also offers her own author coaching services.

Kara is passionate about crafting stories of light shattering darkness, connecting with readers, and becoming best friends with a mermaid—though not necessarily in that order.

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Dust (Heirs of Neverland, #1)

4.17 avg rating — 607 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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The Girl Who Could See

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Shadow by Kara Swanson
"I’m marking it as 5 stars because there’s a one star review... seems a little unfair tbh. IN OTHER NEWS, I seriously cannot wait to read this book! I need it NOW. ✨"
Shadow by Kara Swanson
"I have never before given a book a rating before actually reading it, but I can't believe someone gave a 1-star rating also without having read it, and unfortunately, GR won't do anything about it. That's a whole other topic, though which might requi" Read more of this review »
Dust by Kara Swanson
"*beams* WHERE IS BOOK 2?!?!?! I don't know why I *didn't* expect a cliffhanger. Anyway, this is going to be a very scattered review because I wasn't able to review it right away, but definitely read this.

Dust was beautiful. It wasn't what I was expec" Read more of this review »
Dust by Kara Swanson
"Review from Elena Harris:

Dust is honestly like no book I've ever read.

It's a beautifully written modern fantasy... and a really clever Peter Pan retelling. After I finished it, I had to just think about it for a long time. The plot twist at the end" Read more of this review »
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“Why would you give up your life from a world that doesn't even believe you exist?'
A cough wracks his body, but his grip on me remains strong.
'Because I believe everyone should have the chance to live.”
Kara Swanson, The Girl Who Could See

“Today I am not the girl who's parents didn't love her. Or the women who's crazy. Or the aunt who can't keep a job.
I am the girl who can see what no one else can.
I matter, At least this once.”
Kara Swanson, The Girl Who Could See

“What makes you different, makes you exceptional, Fern.”
Kara Swanson, The Girl Who Could See

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Christian Fiction...: Pick a Title out of a Hat- February 32 53 Mar 03, 2021 11:23AM  
“There are passages and doors
And Realms that lie unseen.
There are Roads both wide and narrow
And no avenue between.
Doors Remain closed for those
Who in sad vanity yet hide.
Yet when Belief is chosen,
The key appears inside.
What is lived now will soon pass,
And what is not will come to Be.
The Door Within must open,
For one to truly see.
Do you see?
Believe and enter.”
Wayne Thomas Batson, The Door Within

“Never Alone!”
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“He who lives for nothing costs the lives of many, but he who lives for something greater than himself preserves those he loves.”
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message 2: by Kara

Kara Swanson REALLY? Thank you so much for getting it! So sweet :) I must admit...I am really bad at keeping up with GoodReads :P


message 1: by Kara

Kara Thanks for adding me, just bought your ebook and looking forward to seeing what happens :) Hugs to you!!


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