Kirryn Lia Todd

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Kirryn Lia Todd is a caffeinated selkie, a magical realist, a sea witch, and a Scots-Australian indie writer. She spends most of her time meandering through words and collecting the prettiest ones in a blue glass jar. When she isn't writing, she can be found by the ocean or at her university. Admittedly, sometimes still writing.

Her works include Beautiful Wasteland, a novel about pretend deserts and sunsets and falling in love, and Ascent, a story about mad people, demons, and music.

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Kirryn Lia Todd Hello, and please excuse the lateness of this reply! At the moment, all my e-books can be obtained via my Gumroad page; I'm still debating whether…moreHello, and please excuse the lateness of this reply! At the moment, all my e-books can be obtained via my Gumroad page; I'm still debating whether it's worth offering them as physical copies currently, but if I decide to do so, they'll likely be on Amazon. Thanks for your question!(less)
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Bruised Opulence

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A Ganglion of Black Light

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Beautiful Wasteland

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Tolkien on Fairy-stories by J.R.R. Tolkien
“Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contrary. The keener and the clearer is the reason, the better fantasy will it make. If men were ever in a state in which they did not want to know or could not perceive truth (facts or evidence), then Fantasy would languish until they were cured. If they ever get into that state (it would not seem at all impossible), Fantasy will perish, and become Morbid Delusion.

For creative Fantasy is founded upon the hard recognition that things are so in the world as it appears under the sun; on a recognition of fact, but not a slavery to it. So upon logic was founded the nonsense that displays itself in the tales and rhymes of Lewis Carroll. If men really could not distinguish between frogs and men, fairy-stories about frog-kings would not have arisen.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Hope is a fine killing thing.”
Kirryn Lia Todd, Bruised Opulence

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you”
Henry Rollins

“[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“Don't forget love;
it will bring all the madness you need
to unfurl yourself across
the universe.”
Mīrābāī

“We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are, because for us, there is no elsewhere.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings




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