M.A. Guglielmo

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M.A. Guglielmo is a neurosurgeon, mother of two awesome daughters, and a life-long fan of speculative fiction. Her Italian grandmother may or may not have been able to cast the evil eye on difficult neighbors, and Maria loves telling a good story, especially if magical curses and witty villains are involved.
Her interest in Middle Eastern politics and culture inspires her to incorporate mythology and folklore from the region into her writing projects. After having the wits scared out of her by ghost tales told to her over a campfire in the Moroccan Sahara, she’s come up with a plan to travel to all the potential settings for her novels. Since those include the mountain-ringed home of the Jinn and a mod
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I thought this was MG at first, but the minute I heard about a sentient sourdough starter character in a fantasy novel, I was all in. A fourteen-year baker with magical powers that work only on bread is called on to defend her city. Nicely written, a ...more
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The sequel to Gideon the Ninth, which had a tagline of 'lesbian necromancers in space', Harrow the Ninth--is not an easy read. The story is non-chronological and mostly told in the second person point of view. The sizable number of characters from th ...more
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