Karin Rita Gastreich

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Karin Gastreich is a recipient of the OZMA Award and the Andrews Forest Writer’s Residency, as well as a winner of the Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. Her women-centered fantasy trilogy, including Eolyn, Sword of Shadows, and Daughter of Aithne, has been favorably reviewed by top editorial magazines such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. In addition to The Silver Web trilogy, Karin has published short stories in Zahir, Adventures for the Average Woman, 69 Flavors of Paranoia, and World Jumping.

You can connect with Karin Gastreich by following her online journal at krgastreich.com, or via Twitter @EolynChronicles.

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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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Some of you may have noticed that I updated my About page to include some important changes. Namely, I’ve been appointed Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (SNAS) at Avila University.





I’m very happy, and humbled, to assume this position after many years of service to our Bi

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I would travel to Wakanda. I'd love to meet Shuri and tour her lab. She seems like a busy woman, though - I doubt she'd have time for me! :)
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“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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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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