Trana Mathews

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Trana Mathews is my pen name. There is an author named Diane Hildebrandt who writes reference books, so I decided to use my mother's family name. Besides, Mathews is easier to spell than Hildebrandt.

My love for books has been constant throughout my life, though my choice of literary genre often changed. I admit I am a confirmed "bookaholic". I love it when I just can't put a book down!

After retiring to beautiful southeastern Arizona in 2015, I began researching then writing my family's history. This kept me busy and out of trouble. It also helped that my third great-grandfather’s life fascinated me. With my mother, aunt, and daughter in the 1980s, I had toured his Ohio home, which is owned by the Muskingum Historical Society. The stone hous
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Featured today is S. Lynn Helton's first novel in her Wild Heritance series which is an epic, action and adventure fantasy novel entitled Duplicity of Power.

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" S. Lynn wrote: "Thanks so much for including me, Trana! Loved the questions!"
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The plot and characters are well developed with the story unfolding in such a sequence that it holds the reader's attention with suspense and intrigue prodding the reader onward through the story. Th" Read more of this review »
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