Amber Polo

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in The United States
February 28




Years in libraries surrounded by stories.

Member Since
February 2009


Amber Polo loves to take readers on journeys to places she’s lived, visited, and imagined. Escaping her past as librarian and yoga teacher, she strives to mix humor and a little fantasy into every genre (so far fantasy, romance, historical, and woman’s fiction).

Amber is best known for The Shapeshifters’ Library, a light urban fantasy series which asks what if librarian dog-shifters faced book-burning werewolves and The Pharaoh and the Librarian, blending alternative history with a little fantasy.
Look for Laughing Dolphins, a novel of coincidence – a rom-com of lovers living parallel lives for twenty years.

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Average rating: 3.78 · 393 ratings · 121 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Released (The Shapeshifters...

3.64 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Recovered (The Shapeshifter...

4.04 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Retrieved (The Shapeshifter...

3.74 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Christmas on Wherever Island

3.71 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Pharaoh and the Librarian

3.72 avg rating — 25 ratings3 editions
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Heads in the Clouds

3.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Reprinted (The Shapeshifter...

4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Hearts in the Vortex

3.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Relaxing the Writer: Guideb...

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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From Latte to Love

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I'm moving from this blog to my NEW Wordpress Blog Because I have a New Book!The Pharaoh and the Librarian  Please Come Along on the Journey

What if Cleopatra faked her death? 

While her sister sailed for Wales with the most valuable ancient books from her Library of Alexandria? And they both landed in an imagined new world filled with crypto-creatures and historical humans? 

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Published on May 01, 2020 08:00
Released Retrieved Recovered Reprinted
(4 books)
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“Never complain you don't have what you don't want.”
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message 3: by Amber

Amber Polo Hi Normalene,
Would love to send it to you. And Book 4!
May I send them to you through the library courier?

Normalene wrote: "Hi Amber,
Can you donate your third book (Recovered) to the library so I can find out what happens? Please?

Normalene Zeeman
Adult Services Lead Librarian
Prescott Public Library"

Normalene Hi Amber,
Can you donate your third book (Recovered) to the library so I can find out what happens? Please?

Normalene Zeeman
Adult Services Lead Librarian
Prescott Public Library

Melissa (ladybug) Hello Amber. :D Thank you for the friendship request. That is my dream job (Librarian) and my picture is of my Maltese mix puppy dog. (6yrs old) His name is Orion McDervish. :D

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