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Vera Nazarian

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Born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
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World Classics, Tanith Lee, George Sand, Marion Zimmer Bradley

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November 2008


Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines, and has seen her fiction translated into eight languages.

She is the author of critically acclaimed novels Dreams of the Compass Rose and Lords of Rainbow , romantic Renaissance epic fantasy trilogy Cobweb Bride , as well as the outrageous parodies Mansfield Park and Mummies and Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragon
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Vera Nazarian Thanks so much for asking, Anna! So glad you are enjoying the Atlantis Grail series (good news, it's now a 4-book series, no longer just a trilogy). :…moreThanks so much for asking, Anna! So glad you are enjoying the Atlantis Grail series (good news, it's now a 4-book series, no longer just a trilogy). :-)

Yes, QUALIFY (book 1) and COMPETE (book 2) are currently available as multi-format ebooks and hardcover and paperback editions via Amazon, B&N and all other bookstores (if not in stock, simply ask the store to special-order it for you and give them the ISBN numbers that you can find on the official website).

Please see the official series website for more information:

http://www.TheAtlantisGrail.com

WIN, book 3, is scheduled to be published on February 14, 2016, Valentine's Day, and a few chapters of it will also be posted as an advance preview on Wattpad in December, in time for the Holidays.

SURVIVE, book 4, is coming August 15, 2016.

Hope this helps! :-) Thank again for asking!

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Vera Nazarian I changed The Atlantis Grail into a 4-book series simply because the story arc turned out to be longer and more complicated, so it needed four books i…moreI changed The Atlantis Grail into a 4-book series simply because the story arc turned out to be longer and more complicated, so it needed four books instead of only three to tell the whole story properly.(less)
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The Big Announcement – The Atlantis Grail has been Optioned for Film

After months of negotiations, I am thrilled to be able to share the Big Announcement at last — The Atlantis Grail series of books (which includes the bestselling science fiction novels QUALIFY, COMPETE, WIN, and SURVIVE) has been optioned for development as a feature film series and/or TV series.


See the The Atlantis Grail Fan Discussion Panel below where I make the announcement on September 1, 201

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“Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.

Best friends are formed by time.

Everyone is someone's friend, even when they think they are all alone.

If the friendship is not working, your heart will know. It's when you start being less than perfectly honest and perfectly earnest in your dealings. And it's when the things you do together no longer feel right.

However, sometimes it takes more effort to make it work after all.

Stick around long enough to become someone's best friend.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.

At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”
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“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Worry is the secret weapon perpetrated upon us by the dark forces of the world that lurk in the shape of fear, uncertainty, confusion, and loss.

We, on the other hand, have our own secret weapon against these incorporeal fiends.

It is laughter.”
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“The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.”
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“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.”
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“The difficulty in dealing with a maze or labyrinth lies not so much in navigating the convolutions to find the exit but in not entering the damn thing in the first place.

Or, at least not yet again.

As a creature of free will, do not be tempted into futility.”
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Vera Chad wrote: "Vera, thanx for accepting my friend request :)"

Thanks, Chad, nice to meet you. :-)


message 18: by Vera

Vera Robin wrote: "Hello Vera, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,


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Thanks, Robin, you too! :-)


message 17: by Robin

Robin Clark Hello Vera, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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message 16: by Vera

Vera Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Vera!"

Thanks so much, Sophia, good to see you here! :-)


message 15: by Sophia

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Vera!


message 14: by Vera

Vera I, Curmudgeon wrote: "Thank you for the "friend-vite." I enjoyed your book."

Glad you enjoyed, and nice to meet you! :-)


The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) Thank you for the "friend-vite." I enjoyed your book.


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Vera Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Nice to meet you, Christine! :-)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 10: by Vera

Vera When the clock strikes *midnight*... Dreams of the Compass Rose will no longer be *free* Amazon on Kindle:

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Download yours NOW!... Or it will be pumpkin time!


message 9: by Jalil

Jalil Thanks for the friend request


message 8: by Vera

Vera Jo wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Obviously flattery will get you everywhere!!"

*grin* Very nice to meet you, Jo!


message 7: by Jo

Jo Thanks for the friend request. Obviously flattery will get you everywhere!!


message 6: by Vera

Vera Maria wrote: "Hi Vera, nice to meet you here, thanks for the friend request!
Maria"


Very nice to meet you, Maria! :-)

Vera


message 5: by Maria

Maria Hi Vera, nice to meet you here, thanks for the friend request!
Maria


message 4: by Vera

Vera Saleh wrote: "Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile "

Sorry, don't know what you're talking about.

Are you a spam?


message 3: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile


message 2: by Vera

Vera Thanks, Catherine! Hope you enjoy "Salt of the Air," and now that it's an out-of-print rare edition, you've got yourself a real collector's item! ;-)


Catherine Hi there (on yet another networky thing). :-) I picked up "Salt of the Air" at Gaylaxicon - looking forward to reading it.


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