Gaia B. Amman

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Born and raised in Italy, Gaia B Amman is the author of Linked, a sizzling sci-fi political thriller, and The Italian Saga (six 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 a Professor of Biology 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).

An avid traveler for work and pleasure, Amman has backpacked across the world. Whe
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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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Empowering minorities or cultural mis-appropriation?

​So, you wanted to help but somehow made things worse.
Has this ever happened to you?

You hold the door for a disabled person and offend them.
You ask someone for their preferred pronoun and get an appalled reaction.
You make a comment to engage a minority member and single them out.

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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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