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Mary-Jean Harris

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I write and read fantasy and historical fiction, both novels and short stories. I'm interested in most fantasy, historical, and esoteric books, and I love old books too. I love reading lots of books at once, though I usually only write one story at a time.
My series The Soul Wanderers starts with the novel Aizai the Forgotten, and also includes some related but standalone short stories such as Heart of a Dragon and The StarCompass. I am currently working on the next novel that takes place after the events in Aizai the Forgotten.
I also study theoretical physics and have a Masters degree from The Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Before that, I went to Carleton University in Ottawa and studied physics with a minor in philosophy. I love ancient
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Mary-Jean Harris The second book in The Soul Wanderers, which takes up where Aizai the Forgotten left off. There is more magic and adventure to come!
Mary-Jean Harris Inspiration can come to me from anywhere, sometimes from other books I'm reading, both fiction and nonfiction like philosophy, or sometimes just when…moreInspiration can come to me from anywhere, sometimes from other books I'm reading, both fiction and nonfiction like philosophy, or sometimes just when I'm on a walk looking at the clouds. Once you become fully entrenched in the world of the story you're writing in, I find that it's easy to think of new things to write about and create new and creative elements of the story.(less)
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Aizai the Forgotten

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One of the greatest religions and philosophies is Taoism, an ancient philosophy initiated in China by the teachings of many sages, the most famous of whom was Lao Tzu. There is so much amazing philosophy in Taoism, but for today, I’ll just look at the concept of reversals, as illustrated in this quote:

From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (6thcentury B.C.):“The sage, putting himself in the background, i... Read more of this blog post »
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“True friends are always near, the Goddess said. Beneath the eyelids on a stormy night, around the bend in a wicked dream, hearkening to the future by the chimes of their companion’s call.”
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“Hmmm!” directed to Fai. “Is there such
thing as an answer, Fai?” he asked, though by his tone, Wolfdon could tell he knew the answer to that, if it were possible.
“I would not know, Godric,” Fai replied, a bit more solemn than Godric and Cheng. “For knowing thus, the question would be answered, but without, there is neither subjectivity nor objectivity, just truth from above lisped through our
uncouth tongues. Truth, there is. Answers, I cannot say.”
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“The velvet tapestry of the night curved from horizon to horizon, flecked with thousands of tiny stars. There seemed all the more of them, for as well as filling the sky, they shimmered in an elegant ballet on the waves, the sea itself giving them life.”
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message 5: by Elwen

Elwen I read mostly in german, but like to chat in english also :)


Mary-Jean Harris Armina wrote: "Hello Mary-Jean and thanks for the friend request! Good to see 'fantasy', 'philosophy' and 'esoteric' as some key words in your info. :) Looking forward to book and other chats with you."

Hi Armina, nice to meet you!


Armina Hello Mary-Jean and thanks for the friend request! Good to see 'fantasy', 'philosophy' and 'esoteric' as some key words in your info. :) Looking forward to book and other chats with you.


Mary-Jean Harris Hi Elwen, I like to read fantasy mostly, young adult or high fantasy or historical. I saw that most of your books are in German- do you read in English or German?
Nice to meet you!
PS. Cute owl avatar!


message 1: by Elwen

Elwen Hi Mary-Jean, thanks for your friends request. Love to sneek in your bookshelf and have some chatting :-)


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