Gaia B. Amman

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Born and raised in Italy, Gaia B Amman is the author of the Antihero series (two sci-fi novels currently published) and The Italian Saga (eight novels currently available). She was the 1996 and 1997 winner of a Short Story Award in Italy.

Fluent in four languages, Amman has a Master in Medical Biotechnology (genetic engineering) and a PhD in Molecular Oncology (molecular cancer research). She is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Biology and Mathematics Department at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, and the recipient of several science awards (UniMI fellow 2002-05, DOD fellow 2005-07, AICF fellow 2007-08, AICR fellow 2007-09, DOD fellow 2010-12, 2017, 2016 DYC Researcher of the Year, 2016 AAUP Scholar of the Year).

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Gaia B. Amman Growing up, I used writing and drawing as a way of coping with all the feelings I did not understand nor could handle very well. Most of my friends we…moreGrowing up, I used writing and drawing as a way of coping with all the feelings I did not understand nor could handle very well. Most of my friends were fictional…I escaped daily within the pages of books where I felt like I belonged a lot more than with real people and when I could not sleep at night (quite often) I wrote pages over pages of rants, poetry and short stories. I won a couple of short story competitions as a teenager, but then I pretty much stopped writing in college because I was just, oh so busy with school.

I finally resumed writing in 2010 and became obsessed with it once more resulting in the Italian Saga series ^_^ The first book of the series (An Italian Adventure) was published on November 1st 2015 followed by book 2 (Out of the Nest, January 30 2016) and I am currently editing book 3, which I'm hoping to release at the beginning of May ^_^

The overwhelming positive response of my readers was the best thing to ever happen to me, what better way to connect with other bibliophiles than through books? <3(less)
Gaia B. Amman Oh my! That is such a hard question! For M/F I really liked the chemistry between Inej and Kaz in Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom. For M/M Baz and Simon …moreOh my! That is such a hard question! For M/F I really liked the chemistry between Inej and Kaz in Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom. For M/M Baz and Simon in Carry On, and for F/F (actually trans M to F) I really liked Amanita and Nomi in Sense 8 <3

I am all for diversity in fiction and enjoy love stories that surprise me.
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One of my favorite reads this year!

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“Life goes on, whether you like it or not. I just wished it could lurch forward. Time is the best doctor, they say, and that’s bullshit, because from certain pains you can never heal. They keep screaming inside of you till eventually you get used to the noise and can hear again the life outside, but they are always there, aching, clawing at your soul.”
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“It was so easy to get excited about someone I didn’t know, so easy to play “crush” from afar, just like with a fictional character. As long as I never talked to Cute Boy, he was going to be perfect, a good reason to wake up tomorrow.”
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“Depression is a physical illness, like bleeding from a wound that won’t close. You cannot fix it, it doesn’t heal.”
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“l’amore era un errore pericoloso e la sua complice, la speranza, un’illusione insidiosa. E”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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“Yes, I was scared, vulnerable, and fragile and lived in books more than real life. Yet there was nothing Mom could do to make things easier for me, just worse by grounding me for life at the slightest hint of truth. Why? Because in spite of what she said she did not trust me or, to put it in her words, I did not know what was good for me.
Being a teenager sucks! I might as well have been in prison.”
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