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Mara Amberly

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Mara Amberly is an author of time travel and space opera sci-fi, and epic and urban fantasy. She's a trained journalist, editor and web developer, and she has also written roleplaying game content for a popular tabletop RPG.

She works as an author and graphic designer, and lives in Ireland with her husband.
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Mara Amberly They're not from a book, although there are books out there, but it's got to be Mulder and Scully. Most of the time more partners than a couple, they'…moreThey're not from a book, although there are books out there, but it's got to be Mulder and Scully. Most of the time more partners than a couple, they're awesome and interesting to watch. I'm an X-Files fan going way back. :)(less)
Mara Amberly When I have writer's block, I try to find the issue and remove it. I probably have a lot more freedom in my writing because I self-publish and I don't…moreWhen I have writer's block, I try to find the issue and remove it. I probably have a lot more freedom in my writing because I self-publish and I don't have deadlines for my books. I have a few different books in the works, so I can work on different projects, or take a break and focus on art for a while. I think working with my muse (letting my instincts guide what I work on at a given time) can help a lot.

What I've also found is sometimes it takes time for more inspiring ideas to arrive. You can't come up with all of the cool, awesome ideas at once. Sometimes it takes returning to what you've written in another frame of mind to add more or for inspiration to strike in a different way so as to move past what feels like a pause in writing. You can just make yourself continue writing but I find listening to your instincts can help.(less)
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“All notions of probable innocence aside, he seemed more at ease again, though somewhat more alert than before. Rudolf looked at her, more serious now.
“A lot of men who kill have got a reason for what they do. Some are forced into it or have a threat hanging over their heads, natural inclinations they can’t ignore or a festering hatred caused by someone or something.”
Cassia wondered about hatred and that fire of anger that smouldered inside of her, wanting to see the Nemorans slaughtered for what they did to her sisters. She didn’t just want justice, she wanted vengeance. Yet, she felt that went beyond hatred into hurt and the desire to protect others from their violence.”
Mara Amberly, Fire and Gold

“Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell your fortune. Cross my palm with gold and it will certainly come to be. Cross my palm with iron and you won't live to see daybreak.”
Mara Amberly, Her Gypsy Promise: A Short Story
tags: coin, fae, gypsy

“The boughs of trees stretched high overhead, leaves of dappled green and black mottling the sky. It was called the black forest for more reasons than the inky-black foliage. The wise and cautious seldom travelled by night along its poorly-tended roads, and banditry wasn’t the main reason. In the minds of many, shadows of a threat lurked in wait, seeking an opportunity to strike during a moment of weakness. It was known among the old folk that not all who dwelled within the black forest were of human or animal-kind. Some beings were much older and believed far more dangerous.”
Mara Amberly, Her Gypsy Promise: A Short Story

“The pieces of the puzzle are visible, but not the grand design. Images flicker and dance like memories, hinting at events to come. They scatter the moment I reach for them only to re-form to taunt me. I who never truly possessed them, nor may I ever.
They do tell me this: a time of great change approaches and it’s not enough to watch. We must act. We can’t count on others to do our work for us or all may be lost.
- Oracle Lilian’s Diary, Winter of 3765”
Mara Amberly, Fire and Gold

“The knife; tool of the Thief, Skeben. I believe this is a mark of the prisoner’s guilt.”
There was a howl of “no!” from the prisoner. For the first time, Minister Terell smiled.
“The last rune,” Alexa said, louder. The disc had a simple circle with a dot at its heart. “It’s a mark of the world and the path. What ends will begin anew.”
Mara Amberly, Fire and Gold

“All notions of probable innocence aside, he seemed more at ease again, though somewhat more alert than before. Rudolf looked at her, more serious now.
“A lot of men who kill have got a reason for what they do. Some are forced into it or have a threat hanging over their heads, natural inclinations they can’t ignore or a festering hatred caused by someone or something.”
Cassia wondered about hatred and that fire of anger that smouldered inside of her, wanting to see the Nemorans slaughtered for what they did to her sisters. She didn’t just want justice, she wanted vengeance. Yet, she felt that went beyond hatred into hurt and the desire to protect others from their violence.”
Mara Amberly, Fire and Gold

“Feathers layered like dragons’ scales,
their symmetry perfectly fledged,
framing slender shoulders; sublime.
A tumble of red tresses shimmer.
Soft wings arch toward the sky.

Once a cherub, she has grown.
A young woman now, strong and lithe.
Powerful with stormy eyes alight,
windswept in her glory.
An angel in body and spirit.
- Winged Justice”
Mara Amberly, Feathers, Dreams and Faerie Wings: An Art and Poetry Collection

“Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell your fortune. Cross my palm with gold and it will certainly come to be. Cross my palm with iron and you won't live to see daybreak.”
Mara Amberly, Her Gypsy Promise: A Short Story
tags: coin, fae, gypsy

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