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I am a Women's Fiction/Romance author. I write books about smart women in extraordinary circumstances. WRAPPED IN THE STARS was short-listed for the Del Sol First Novel Prize in 2017.

I am somewhat obsessive about travel, but, when I am at home, in San Antonio, I can be found browsing through bookstores or antique shops with my husband and two children.

When not writing stories, I am a Pediatric Psychologist helping children with chronic medical illness.

I blog on issues of mental health for teens and adults at https://www.drelenamikalsen.com
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Average rating: 4.19 · 310 ratings · 176 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wrapped in the Stars

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All the Silent Voices

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It’s Not About Me. My New Parenting Mantra.

I’ve now been a parent for 18 years–WOW, RIGHT? I’ve also been a Pediatric Psychologist for longer than that, working with children ages 2-18 and their parents.

I am not sure what has been my greatest learning experience: the thousands of families I have worked with or having to handle my own two children. What I am sure of is that every stage of my children’s development has brought a new mantra

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“Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
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“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
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