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Matia ben Ephraim

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Matia ben Ephraim was homeschooled in a small town in southern Ontario as the youngest of four children. Ever since she started reading as a three-year-old, she's been an enthusiast of the enchanting world of words and the stories they can tell. Always an avid reader of fiction, she was writing journal accounts when she was 5, then original stories at 7, and once she turned 8 she had decided (after a very deliberate and logical assessment of the pros and cons of several potential careers) that being a novelist was her calling. She self-published her first novel, The Wizard of Kharathad, when she was 17, then its prequel when she was 18.

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Matia ben Ephraim I write around it. That is, I work on later scenes, if the ideas for them come more easily. But there are many methods of confronting the great…moreI write around it. That is, I work on later scenes, if the ideas for them come more easily. But there are many methods of confronting the great wordless void; you can just plow on through it anyway in writing, and edit it later. Rereading what I already wrote up to that point sometimes helps get me thinking along the same lines. Or trying to figure out the problem when you're not actually staring at it, like while you're doing the dishes or as you're going to sleep. You can go over several different possible scenarios in your head until you find one that works the best. Talking the dilemma over with a helpful friend can get the ideas flowing, too, with a little brainstorming - and maybe the lightning of inspiration will strike!(less)
Matia ben Ephraim Hi Grant! I'd love it if you would review my book! The Wizard of Kharathad is the first volume in the series, yes. If you send me a message with your…moreHi Grant! I'd love it if you would review my book! The Wizard of Kharathad is the first volume in the series, yes. If you send me a message with your email address, I can send you the PDF. (Just click the arrow beside my 'Follow Author' button, where you'll find a drop-down menu containing the 'Send Message' option.)(less)
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“There is no honour in battle, Dogalas. Men killing men.....no honour. Honour is doing a noble deed and living to tell about it." He glanced over at him. "Remember that.”
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"In all my years here?" He shook his auburn-tailed head slightly. "No."
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Smiling faintly that he had caught onto that, the wizard replied, "They already do.”
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Denae Christine Hi, back, homeschooled authoress!

I mostly listen to audiobooks (on doublespeed). That way I can multi-task (walk, cook, bike, drive, etc.). That's the only way I can get through so many books.

I'm jealous you've been reading since age 3. :)


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