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Barbara Kloss loves adventures, and finds them through reading, writing, trekking through the wilderness, and gaming—though she doesn't consider herself a gamer. She just happens to like video games. RPGs, specifically. She’s also a bit of a fitness enthusiast, a classically-trained pianist, and she believes that maintaining balance in life is a good thing (coffee excluded).

Barbara studied biochemistry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, and worked for years as a clinical laboratory scientist. She was lured there by mental images of colorful bubbling liquids in glass beakers. She was deceived.

She currently lives in northern California, with her gorgeous husband, three babies, and pup. Author of the award-winning Gaia’s Secret Series, and SPF
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Barbara Kloss THE GODS OF MEN, a new NA epic fantasy full of gods, politics, magic, and stuff. STAY TUNED!
Barbara Kloss Yes! BUT it won’t be out until probably fall of 2021.
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The Gods of Men (Gods of Me...

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The SPFBO is a contest founded by Mark Lawrence. 300 authors submit their indie fantasy novel(s); those 300 are divided between 10 highly respected fantasy review bloggers. Each blog chooses ONE finalist from their batch to rule the others, and in the darkness bind them...

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"The secret is out and Imari is on her way back to Istraa to face the music...

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“Life never obeys our plans, I'm afraid.”
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“Sometimes great power brings out the worst in us, and unfortunately, it isn't until people are given it that we see the true shades of their character.”
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“To dream of a magical world is one thing. To be told it exists is quite another.”
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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The story is always better than your ability to write it.”
Robin McKinley

“One of the biggest, and possibly the biggest, obstacle to becoming a writer... is learning to live with the fact that the wonderful story in your head is infinitely better, truer, more moving, more fascinating, more perceptive, than anything you're going to manage to get down on paper. (And if you ever think otherwise, then you've turned into an arrogant self-satisfied prat, and should look for another job or another avocation or another weekend activity.) So you have to learn to live with the fact that you're never going to write well enough. Of course that's what keeps you trying -- trying as hard as you can -- which is a good thing.”
Robin McKinley

“When we become expert in something, our tastes grow more esoteric and complex.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
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