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Ada Maria Soto

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Ada Maria Soto is a born and raised Californian, Mexican-American/WASP, currently living as an expat in the South Pacific. Writing is her day job for the two days a week her toddler is in daycare. The other five days a week her toddler is her day job.

A psychologist once told her she has a fantasy prone personality, but since she’s trying to be a writer that’s not a bad thing. She has dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia which means there is liable to be some exciting spelling around here.

Coming out of fandom she enjoys any direct feedback from her readers.

She is a sports fan dedicated to the Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.

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Ada Maria Soto Hi. I'm glad to hear you liked Tactical Submission. I hadn't planned to write a book for Dan but then Everyone declared at me quite loudly that Dan…moreHi. I'm glad to hear you liked Tactical Submission. I hadn't planned to write a book for Dan but then Everyone declared at me quite loudly that Dan needed love. So I'm currently working on Dan's novel. Before that, hopefully in February, I will be putting out a collection of three short stories. Each story will feature one of the couples from Tactical Submission. If you're not already signed up my news letter will tell you as soon as those works are available. http://blog.adamariasoto.com/?page_id...(less)
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When I was telling the story of my mother and the Pacific Crest Trail, I mentioned that one of the things she did upon becoming a grandmother was to join the County Volunteer Search and Rescue team. Some might have found this odd but after 13 years as a Camp Fire Girl and another 18 years as a group leader she (probably unconsciously) lives her life by the laws of Camp Fire*, the second of whic...

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“Finally, he raised his hand and touched his fingers to his forehead. "I can give you this." He lowered his hand and pressed the tops of his fingers to the center of his chest. "And I can give you this. But not the rest. It's not who I am. Or what I am.”
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“Writing is new, relatively speaking. Story telling is ancient. Tell your story first putting aside all other worries. Leave fretting over homonyms, semicolons, and Oxford commas to editors and friends you can be bribe with baking.”
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“Between the tragedies and heroics there are the everyday banalities of war.”
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“I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.”
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Gasper: "It's a Yeti. An abominable snowman."
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Josh: "Not an abomination, abominable.”
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Ada Soto Hello everyone, I've got a newsletter now. It'll come out four times a year and have exclusive content. The first issue will have a Nested Hearts short story. It'll be a much easier way of keeping up with new releases or works in progress than trying to find me in all the social media noise. http://madmimi.com/signups/312275/join


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Ada Soto Just submitted my next book. Let's see where it goes from here.


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Ada Soto First draft of my next book is finished clocking in at just under 80k! Hopefully this means you'll get at least one book from me in 2017.


Lavinia Lewis Hi Ada, thanks for the add!


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Ada Soto Melanie wrote: "Thanks for the add, Ada :-)"

My pleasure.


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Ada Soto Phoenix wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

:)


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Ada Soto Harper wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"

Thank you for replying to it.


Pickles Thanks for the friend request!


Phoenix Emrys Thanks for the invite!


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