Karin Rita Gastreich

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Karin’s novels blend elements of dark fantasy, historical fiction, and romance. Her stories cover a range of genres from high fantasy to paranormal thrillers.

If you like brave heroines, troubled heroes, and twisted villains, then you’ve come to the right place. From ancient woodlands to uncharted seas, get ready to discover a world of gripping battles, heart wrenching loss, hard-won triumphs, and the ultimate magic of love.

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Karin Rita Gastreich What I've enjoyed most is the people I've met along the way: fellow authors, critique partners, publishing professionals, artists, fans of fantasy and…moreWhat I've enjoyed most is the people I've met along the way: fellow authors, critique partners, publishing professionals, artists, fans of fantasy and historical fiction. Through my writing, I've found many new friendships with amazingly talented, insightful, and giving people. This was an unexpected reward of writing, and one I've come to value deeply.(less)
Karin Rita Gastreich Good question, Linda! I am aiming for Fall of 2015, but it may get pushed back to Spring 2016. Certainly no later than that.
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[image error]Four-toothed mason wasp at Jerry Smith Park. Global insect decline is a theme we’re covering in my course ‘Ecology.’ Photo by KR Gastreich

We are a quarter of the way through the semester already, and I haven’t given you the scoop yet on the awesome courses I’m teaching at Avila. Here they are:


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" Barbara wrote: "Karin - I know few people as eloquent, caring, and intuitive as you. You describe our NAPIRE 2014 experience so beautifully. Like you, ...more "
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.”
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1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 24480 members — last activity 46 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Hello and welcome! You're in the right place if you are looking for monthly reads in your favorite genres, ...more
68172 Q&A with Karin Rita Gastreich — 8 members — last activity Jun 17, 2012 08:28AM
If you have an interest in fantasy fiction, women in fantasy fiction, and related topics, this is the place for you! I'm also happy to discuss my new ...more
80070 F/F Romance — 1255 members — last activity Oct 07, 2019 11:22AM
If you like to read F/F Romance and Erotica of all different genres you've come to the right place. Everyone is welcome that loves F/F reads. We have ...more
58198 Q & A with Lawrence M. Schoen — 60 members — last activity Mar 04, 2014 01:49PM
Discussion about Science Fiction and Fantasy, about writing, about language and linguistics in sf & f, about Klingon in particular, about small press ...more
55570 Science and Natural History — 1111 members — last activity Aug 02, 2019 11:36AM
This group is for those that just can't get enough of science and the natural world. *** All books are chosen by group members ***
33948 Fantasy Book Club Series — 3270 members — last activity Oct 12, 2019 01:12PM
Can't resist the lure of an epic saga full of fantastic creatures, scintillating sorcery, heroic conflict, breathtaking world-building and compelling ...more
98293 Mythic Scribes — 203 members — last activity Jul 26, 2018 07:55AM
Fantasy Writing Community. Connect with other writers, and learn how to improve your craft. Our home page is: http://mythicscribes.com/
88014 Magic Appreciation Tour — 25 members — last activity Nov 29, 2016 08:26PM
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8115 The History Book Club — 17699 members — last activity 6 hours, 11 min ago
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and the ...more
57006 Q&A with Sheila Dalton — 19 members — last activity Nov 02, 2011 10:43AM
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Karin Gastreich Thanks for friending me back!


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Karin Thanks for friending me. You are right. There aren't very many Karin with an "I"s out there. :)


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