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Molly Ringle

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Molly Ringle was one of the quiet, weird kids in school, and is now one of the quiet, weird writers of the world. She likes thinking up innovative romantic obstacles and mixing them with topics like Greek mythology, ghost stories, fairy tales, or regular-world scandalous gossip. She's into mild rainy climates, gardens, '80s new wave music, chocolate, tea, and perfume (or really anything that smells good). She has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life, aside from grad school in California and one work-abroad season in Edinburgh in the 1990s. (She's also really into the U.K., though has a love/stress relationship with travel.) She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, kids, guinea pigs, and a lot of moss.

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Molly Ringle Soon, edits for the new book! If you've ever found yourself thinking, "Molly, these goblins and Greek gods are lovely and all, but you need to put…moreSoon, edits for the new book! If you've ever found yourself thinking, "Molly, these goblins and Greek gods are lovely and all, but you need to put them aside for a bit and write me a swoony contemporary coming-of-age male/male romance with a lot of new wave song references in it," then you are in luck! Because I have written one, and I've just signed with Riptide Publishing (who specializes in the whole rainbow of LGBTQ stories) to get it out next summer! More info to come, naturally. For now, happy holidays and thank you for listening to me through all my strange creative projects.

And I've already started the NEXT next book, which involves magic and fae in the modern world, kind of like in The Goblins of Bellwater but with a totally different cast. Stay tuned for more on that too!(less)
Molly Ringle I do! Like a lot of people, I feel LGBTQ lifestyles are underrepresented in fiction, and it may be especially important to include them in books that…moreI do! Like a lot of people, I feel LGBTQ lifestyles are underrepresented in fiction, and it may be especially important to include them in books that teens read, because in the teen years it’s likely people haven’t come out yet and could use extra courage and inspiration. Besides, LGBTQ characters broaden the types of romances the story might contain, and I find those fun to explore.

Right now I'm working on two different novels with male/male love stories in them as more of a central focus, and hope to have at least one ready for the world in the next year.

I also look at LGBTQ issues from a more paranormal angle in the Persephone series, because the main characters can remember their past lives (going back to ancient Greece and beyond), in which they sometimes were a different gender or sexuality than they are now. So they have to have a more open mind about all types of relationships, having been in them firsthand! (less)
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This morning on the wonderful KEXP, the equally wonderful John Richards was talking about the nasty effects of bullying and mean kids, and sharing stories listeners had sent in, which made me decide to write up this little anecdote. It’s not as dramatic or harrowing as many a mean-kid story, but it’s ultimately rather satisfying. And maybe it’ll make some other fellow nerd feel better.

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Description: Another scene from the first ARC edition of The Goblins of Bellwater. We trimmed most of it out as it didn't quite fit in terms of pacing and mood. But some have asked to see it out of curiosity, so here it is!
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“And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve.”
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“..."There’s really no way I can explain it to her without *still* sounding like scum," I complained to Sinter.

"The 'sympathy shack-up' doesn’t score many points," he agreed.
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“I had an absurd desire to go down to her and make sure she was all right, and stay with her until dawn. I also had a fierce wish to bludgeon the two frat boys to death with a shovel.”
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“And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve.”
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“Everything about him was turning out to be so much more accessible than she had thought. Spark by spark, the fire of the lofty star was going out, revealing a warm and completely lovable earthling under its glare.”
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Molly Ringle Megan wrote: "Hey Molly! So glad we're GR friends! <3"

Thanks! Me too. I have the feeling your reviews are going to make me add lots of titles to my TBR list. :)


 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog) Hey Molly! So glad we're GR friends! <3


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Molly Ringle Fred wrote: "Thanks for liking my review (and for the awesome shout out in the acknowledgements!). Your friendship means the world to me!"

Not only are you a lovely friend, but you write the coolest reviews! So eloquent and thoughtful, and never mean. I'll always feel lucky you found me and decided to like my stuff. :)


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Fred Thanks for liking my review (and for the awesome shout out in the acknowledgements!). Your friendship means the world to me!


message 3: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . .


message 2: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

Merry Meet. I am glad to meet you. Do you wanna be friends? How are you doing as of lately?
I have been writing on my third dark fantasy book, Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. It's about heroic werewolves waging war on evil creatures. You should check out my new website, then leave your thoughts and ideas on it. If you want to just ask for it. :)

Keep On Reading . . .


message 1: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Molly. It's greatly appreciated. If you love a good mystery, and you have either a Kindle, Nook or iBooks, I encourage you to try a sample of my first novel. It's called FORBIDDEN STEPS and it's getting raves and 5 stars across the board. Check out what folks are saying by clicking on the link below, then scroll downward.

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/book.html

Also, here's the link to my YouTube promo vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...

Enjoy and have a wonderful day, Ed


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