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Ever since M. L. Farb climbed up to the rafters of a barn at age four, she has lived high adventure: scuba diving, hiking, climbing, and even riding a retired racehorse at full gallop--bareback. She loves the thrill and joy.

She creates adventures, fantasy, and fairy tale retellings.

"The writing style is smart and engaging. Brave young men, vivacious heroine. Vibrant world, exciting stakes… I’d recommend to fans of Blades of Acktar, The Queen’s Thief, and The Minstrel’s Song!" – H.S.J. Williams, author of Fairest Son

"Her voice and storytelling were addicting." – L.P. Masters

A Whitney Awards Nominee 2019
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M.L. Farb Write every day. Even if it’s a hundred words. Try flash fiction. Try poetry. Explore the different types of writing. Find what you love.

I spent about…more
Write every day. Even if it’s a hundred words. Try flash fiction. Try poetry. Explore the different types of writing. Find what you love.

I spent about twelve years of motherhood where the only writing I did was journaling. But those twelve years of journaling added up to a couple million words and when I reached the phase of life when I had time to create stories, I’d already developed a writing habit.

Find some beta-readers or a critique group. Writing is a very personal endeavor but beta-readers help the writer see the story’s blind spots and they also help cheer the writer on when in a writer’s slump.

Get an ergonomic keyboard. It’s a life saver on the wrists.
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M.L. Farb Dreams. I live with a vivid imagination. I dream in 3-D, technicolor, and occasionally with my eyes open. This is a bane when it comes to nightmares. …moreDreams. I live with a vivid imagination. I dream in 3-D, technicolor, and occasionally with my eyes open. This is a bane when it comes to nightmares. I will not watch horror movies. This same imagination makes writing easier. I not only see but also experience what I'm writing. Some nights I wake up with whole scenes playing through my head, vivid with setting, dialog, action, and emotion. I scribble furiously in the 2am glow of the kitchen nightlight, then catch more sleep.

Another creative jump-start is talking out story ideas with my husband, children, or my writing friends.

Most of all, books are fuel to my imagination. I read all the time and in many genres.
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This third and final book in the Krillonian Chronicles follows the path of Steene after he gives up his freedom. He learns what it means to be a slave and also what it means to care for those who would be easy to hate. We also get to see the struggle ...more
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This book explores the impact of generational hate between groups of people. There wasn’t a good side and a bad side, but rather two sets of people trying to preserve or obtain freedom for their people. I appreciate that it
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“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
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“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
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“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
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Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
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