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Deborah L. Fruchey

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Deborah Fruchey was born in California over 50 years ago. Her first novel, The Unwilling Heiress, was chosen as a Best Book by the American Bookseller's Association in 1987. She has attended several colleges just for fun, never earning a degree, and has worked at everything from international banking to selling light bulbs over the phone.

In 2005 Deborah married musician Robert Hamaker, and settled in as a full time author. She no longer knows why she bothered with anything else in the first place. She also speaks for the National Alliance of Mental Illness in their In Our Own Voice program, as a result of her own experience with Bipolar Disorder.

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Deborah L. Fruchey Tolkien! Definitely Tolkien! But if I had to pick a secondary, it would be Seanan McGuire's fantasy-fic universe in San Francisco where the fairies ar…moreTolkien! Definitely Tolkien! But if I had to pick a secondary, it would be Seanan McGuire's fantasy-fic universe in San Francisco where the fairies are living interspersed among the humans. I suppose what I would love to do is some sort of research or academic help with the fairy Library, which is so secretive and moves so much. I would love to help the Librarian. I know that's not very swashbuckling, when I could maybe be helping Toby, but I am a bookish person, and that's what I would probably enjoy most. I love action adventures like Toby's, but I am not much for action in my real life, spending most of my time reading or writing.(less)
Deborah L. Fruchey I very seldom have a 'reading list,' unless you count books by authors I like which are not yet available. I just sort of amble through what's up and …moreI very seldom have a 'reading list,' unless you count books by authors I like which are not yet available. I just sort of amble through what's up and what sounds interesting and pick something. When I find an author I like, I go back & read every thing they ever put out. When I run out of things to read, I flip through my Kindle to see what books I have picked up cheap or free on Bookbub and not gotten to yet.

So far this summer, I was looking forward to 'Indigo' (Charlaine Harris), 'Down Among the Sticks & Bones' (Seanan McGuire, my very favorite for the last few years), and the newest Jane Yellowrock. I just recently discovered a writer (via Amazon's Fantasy listings) called Philip Armstrong. There is apparently another author with this name, but the one I found writes Fantasy (my all-time favorite genre), very long supernatural adventures set in the ancient world. The reframing of both history and myth is fascinating to me. As some of you know, I am creeping up on my own first Fantasy project and I never tire of seeing how other people do it.

Favorite authors include Patricia McKillip (oh, the magic!), Barbara Hambly, Sandra Ingerman (for shamanism), Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, Robin Hobb, Faith Hunter (who I mentioned vis a vis Jane Yellowrock), Rowling (need I say? I also love her mysteries as Robert Galbraith), Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Vera Nazarian, Lynn Flewelling, China Mieville (sheer genius!), and many others. I read constantly (as in, every night for hours) and probably also take in a fair amount of middling to junk fiction. It is just as important, however, for a writer to know how NOT to do it!(less)
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Author questions disappear too fast!

I've been a little under the weather and could not answer my author question last week, and poof! It's gone! The question, if I remember correctly, was what imaginary or literary world I would like to be part of and what I would do there.

No doubt, I would wander immediately into the World of October Daye, from Seanan McGuire's fascinating series. My job would probably be working at that elusive li Read more of this blog post »
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