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R.J. Anderson

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R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely. She is the author of ten traditionally published fantasy/SF books for children and teens, including the UK-bestselling faery romance KNIFE. Her new Flight and Fire Trilogy begins with SWIFT and NOMAD in Aug/Nov. 2020, ending with the brand-new novel TORCH in February 2021.

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New Short Story Available Now!

For years, readers of my debut novel Knife have been asking, "What did Paul tell his parents, anyway?" Now at last, the truth is revealed in my new short story "The Unwelcome Guest", now available in MOBI, ePUB and PDF format:

𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐌𝐜𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥'𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐲. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐲 Read more of this blog post »
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“Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis




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message 21: by R.J.

R.J. Thanks, Brenda! I'm happy to hear it. :D


message 20: by Dekotah

Dekotah Thompson Can't wait to read Nomad!


message 19: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you so much for friending me! :)


Elevetha R.j. wrote: "Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost insta..."

You're welcome! It deserves more fangirls(and fanboys:) than it has.


Hanna Richardson Thank you for adding me! I had such fun meeting you at the young author's conference a couple years ago. My friend's lending me your books to read :)


message 16: by R.J.

R.J. Elevetha wrote: "Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly..."

This made me grin idiotically. Thanks for passing the story (and the book) on!


message 15: by Elevetha (last edited Dec 18, 2012 07:43PM)

Elevetha Hey, R.J!

Me and My Awesome Older Sister(who introduced me to your books, by the way) got our brother to read "Knife". He really liked it. He said he was shipping Paul and Knife almost instantly.

:)

"Didn't know how they were going to end up together, but I wanted them to."

Just thought you would like to know!


message 14: by R.J.

R.J. Elevetha wrote: "Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver."

Appreciate you saying so! Thanks for friending!


Elevetha Thank you for accepting me! Cannot wait for Nomad and Quicksilver.


message 12: by R.J.

R.J. J.N. wrote: "Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver."

Thank you so much! I'm working hard on it right now!


message 11: by J.N.

J.N. Thanks for accepting. I just finished Ultraviolet and loved it. Anxiously awaiting Quicksilver.


message 10: by R.J.

R.J. Wendy Darling wrote: "Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver."

Thank you so much, Wendy!


Wendy Darling Congratulations on the Nebula nomination, RJ! So well deserved. :) Cannot wait for Quicksilver.


message 8: by Jessa

Jessa I just read Ultraviolet this week and I LOVED it! I cannot wait for the next book :D though I wish it weren't so far off!


message 7: by R.J.

R.J. Jessie wrote: "are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!"

Yes, I am! Thanks for reading!


Jessie are you gonna make a 2nd to ultraviolet?? it was such a good book i read it in one night!


message 5: by Katie

Katie R.j. wrote: "Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!"


It's okay, I can't wait to read your other novels! :)


message 4: by R.J.

R.J. Katie wrote: "Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D"

Thank you, Katie! I'm so glad to hear it!


message 3: by Katie

Katie Hi R.J, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request, I loved Ultraviolet! :D


message 2: by R.J.

R.J. Say wrote: "love the book....-)"

Thank you! I'm glad to hear it!


message 1: by Say

Say love the book....-)


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