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Maria Dahvana Headley

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Maria Dahvana Headley is the New York Times-bestselling author of, most recently, THE MERE WIFE (out July 17, 2018 from MCD/FSG). Upcoming in 2019 is a new translation of BEOWULF, also from FSG. As well, she is the author of the young adult skyship novels MAGONIA and AERIE from HarperCollins, the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS, the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES, and THE END OF THE SENTENCE, a novella co-written with Kat Howard, from Subterranean. With Neil Gaiman, she is the New York Times-bestselling co-editor of the monster anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES, benefitting 826DC.

Her Nebula,Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy award-nominated short fiction has appeared on Tor.com, and in The Toast, Clarkesworld,
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It’s the end of the year, and the time I traditionally make a heap of things I’ve published in the past 12 months.  I thought I hadn’t been terribly epic on the publishing front in 2017. I felt, in fact, as though I’d published almost nothing.


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Okay, so I published five stories, which equal out to 35,000 words of short fiction in 2017. Welcome to my b...

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“I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we’re friendly. So there.”
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“If you look at the sky that way, it’s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it.”
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“Death is the Santa Claus of the adult world. Except Santa Claus in reverse. The guy who takes all the presents away.”
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Kelly Moran Thanks for the add! Pleasure to meet you!
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message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:39PM)

Daniel Maria, Good luck and best wishes from a fellow writer of fact, fiction and science books. We write best about what we know best, Maria. That's what should be taught in school; the rest is just practice, practice, practice with feedback isn't it?


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