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I am a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels. I like my characters strong and wounded, and my adventures thrilling and dark.

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I'm a voracious reader in many genres. I do sometimes judge a book by its cover art. Life is too short to spend time reading or reviewing bad books so you'll see my library, ratings, and reviews represent books I believe are worth sharing.

I live in Northern California with my husband, two dogs, a garden, lots of chickens, a viola, and a bicycle. My anthropology degree shapes my fiction. I write dark adventures (science fiction, fantasy, post-apocalyptic, coming-of-age) with a hint of romance. Follow me
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Jamie Thornton In a way, all my books so far are anthropology-based. I don't think I can help it. That part of my brain doesn't turn off anymore :)

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In a way, all my books so far are anthropology-based. I don't think I can help it. That part of my brain doesn't turn off anymore :)

When I wrote my coming-of-age adventure novel (Rhinoceros Summer), I did a ton of ethnographic research on trophy hunting and the intersection of native culture with tourism culture in East Africa.

In my current post-apocalyptic series, Feast of Weeds, I ended up doing a lot of ethnographic research on street kids alongside all the science research on disease.

I love reading stories that take a different perspective on a situation. Just because popular culture stereotypes people and situations a certain way doesn't mean it will actually happen that way. I get to use my imagination to make up an alternative, but I definitely think my anthropology background informs that alternative at every step.

So... I would say go for it! Whatever story you have in mind, it can only be made better by slipping in some anthropology too.(less)
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We are so close to the book launch for DOORMAKER: TORCHLIGHTERS (January 30th to be exact!).


Here’s a screen grab from the secret song I’ve placed in the back of the TORCHLIGHTERS ebook.


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