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Alma Alexander

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ALMA ALEXANDER is a novelist who writes for both adults ("The Secrets of Jin Shei", "Embers of Heaven", "Midnight at Spanish Gardens", "The Hidden Queen", "Changer of Days") and YA audiences (the Worldweavers trilogy, "Gift of the Unmage", "Spellspam", "Cybermage","Dawn of Magic" - as well as the new series, The Were Chronicles, "Random", "Wolf" and "Shifter")

Her work has been translated into 14 languages worldwide, including Hebrew,Turkish, and Catalan.

She is currently at work on a new series of alternate history novels with roots in Eastern Europe.

She lives in Bellingham, WA, with her husband, two cats, and assorted visiting
wildlife.

Visit her website/blog at www.AlmaAlexander.org or like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/p
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Alma Alexander I'm still working on my Christmas book haul! Next on the list is Jeff Vandermeer's Area X books - because I want to read his latest, "Borne", of which…moreI'm still working on my Christmas book haul! Next on the list is Jeff Vandermeer's Area X books - because I want to read his latest, "Borne", of which I have heard good things but I really feel I ought to read his earlier opus first. Also on the list, Nisi Shawl's "Everfair".

And the rest of the books on my TBR teetering stack. Trouble is I am WRITING one right now so my mind is not in the right frame of mind to undertake a big reading spree...(less)
Alma Alexander There was a clarivoyant type person it was the "de rigueur" thing to do to go visit, back when I was quite young - and my mom and my aunt and I all…moreThere was a clarivoyant type person it was the "de rigueur" thing to do to go visit, back when I was quite young - and my mom and my aunt and I all went to see her out of pure curiosity. She told me that my absolute "gift" of being unlucky in things stemmed from a family member (unidentified of course) who had "put a curse on me". There was an elaborate ritual to be done to remove the curse. I never did do it. I'm still "unlucky", but I don't know if I can really put it down to an anonymous extended family member who hated me so much that they put a hex on me - even if I believed that I had family members who were capable of doing so. But it would make for a good book...(less)
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A marvelous writer, Steven Barnes, recently wrote about a book that changed his life, and that inspired me to do the same. But I can’t possibly pick just one, I just can’t. I’ll give you four. And that is not … Continue reading →


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Cybermage (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Excerpt from the third book in my young adult Worldweavers series. Thea and her friends save the Wizard of the West, Tesla, from the federal Bureau of Magic, and the Alphiri.

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"Autorė aprašo moterų - imperatorės, karės, gydytojos, šokėjos, sukilėlių vadės, žiniuonės - gyvenimą senovės Kinijos pasaulyje. Visos jos duoda Dzin-šei seserų priesaiką, kurios negalima nutraukti, atmesti, ignoruoti, nes ji galioja visą gyvenimą...." Read more of this review »
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"When I picked this book up knowing very little about it but assuming it was about a period of time in China’s history, I was initially disappointed to find that although there are many similarities, the book is actually set in a fictional world –S..." Read more of this review »
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An impressive book about sisterhood in a China-but-not-China fantasy setting. The first 20% of the book was really very good (I love sisterhood/brotherhood stuff), but I didn't end up enjoying it as much I expected. There's a bit of f..." Read more of this review »
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“If you really want to be a writer, nobody can stop you -- and if you don't, nobody can help you.”
Alma Alexander

“There are moths outside, ready to die for a light they crave but which is denied to them, shielded from them [...] Sometimes, in the midst of all I have been given, I watch the moths in us all. Everybody has a light which they think they cannot live without.”
Alma Alexander, The Secrets of Jin-shei

“You have never felt the weight of disappointing love or of failing to live up to expectations. The only thing you've ever been is lonely by yourself-you have no idea how desperate it is to be lonely in the midst of people who love you, and whom you would have done anything to make happy..”
Alma Alexander, Spellspam

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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Alma. We've liked some of the same authors, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

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