Aria E. Maher

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I wrote my first story when I was eight, chronicling the grand adventures of the Super Mario Bros. in pages torn from a sketchbook and bound with masking tape. At ten, I ditched my writing for a career as a robotics engineer, and constructed interesting devices (which never worked) out of old bits of computers and washing machines. But then, dismayed that I would have to study mathematics (oh, the horror!) in order to be an engineer, I returned to my writing, and constructed bizarre fantasy worlds filled with fairies, portals, mad wizards, and flying castles built on clouds.
I am the author of Behind Her Mask was Death, a YA mystery/fantasy novella, and The Tangle, a paranormal suspense novel. My favorite inspirations are steampunk, Terry Pr
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Aria E. Maher I work on many things at the same time, so if I'm stuck on one thing I'll hop over to another project and work on that for a while.…moreI work on many things at the same time, so if I'm stuck on one thing I'll hop over to another project and work on that for a while.(less)
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Forgotten Films: City of Ember

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It is a rare thing for a movie based on a book to be ‘acceptable’, much less ‘good’. But, to me anyway, City of Ember is one of those movies.

Based on the young adult novel of (almost) the same name, City of Ember is a masterclass in making a world come to life on film. The design of the sets, costumes, and props are a joy to look at, and do most of the leg work when it comes to

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I really enjoyed reading this book, and I would highly recommend it to people who don't think that video games can be a legitimate form of art. It's actually a lot more academic than I thought it would be, but that just adds to its persuasiveness. Ga ...more
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This book is not terrible or heretical (as far as I can tell), but I had so many problems with it and just wasn't enjoying reading it, so I've decided to stop. There is actually very useful advice in here, and I am sure that there is more throughout ...more
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Read for my English Composition II class at Boyce. We skipped around a lot, but I'm pretty sure that we read the vast majority of the book (though out of order). This book offers helpful and practical tips for better academic writing, and better writ ...more
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J.K. Rowling
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
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“One of the secrets of a successful life is to know how to be a little profitably crazy.”
Josephine Tey, To Love and Be Wise

Terry Pratchett
“The storm walked around the hills on legs of lightning, shouting and grumbling.”
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

Toni Morrison
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
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N.D. Wilson
“The world is rated R, and no one is checking IDs. Do not try to make it G by imagining the shadows away. Do not try to hide your children from the world forever, but do not try to pretend there is no danger. Train them. Give them sharp eyes and bellies full of laughter. Make them dangerous. Make them yeast, and when they’ve grown, they will pollute the shadows.”
N.D. Wilson, Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World

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