Kristen Taber

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Kristen spent her childhood at the feet of an Irish storytelling grandfather, learning to blend fact with fiction, and imagination with reality. She lived within the realm of the tales that captivated her, breathing life into characters and crafting stories even before she could read.

Those stories have since turned into over a hundred poems, several short tales, and five manuscripts in both the Young Adult and Adult genres.  Currently, Ms. Taber is completing the five-part Ærenden series from her home office in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

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Kristen Taber Never stop writing. Never stop reading. Never stop learning.
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Never stop writing. Never stop reading. Never stop learning.
Love what you write; don't just say you love it. Fall in love with it.
Don't believe anyone who says they know everything about writing.
Don't believe you're capable of knowing everything about writing.
Don't believe your work is perfect (it can never be); but don't wait for perfection to "finish" a book.
Books are creatures. They live and breathe and continuously evolve, but you stifle them if you try to raise them alone forever. They must be released into the world, and into readers' minds, to reach full maturity.(less)
Kristen Taber Getting to know new people, breathing life into them, and then having them surprise me by their actions and their wisdom, having them teach me in ways…moreGetting to know new people, breathing life into them, and then having them surprise me by their actions and their wisdom, having them teach me in ways I never would have thought about on my own.(less)
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Surprise! There's a 6th Book

Believe me, there's no one more surprised than me by this news.

Æerenden was done. Finito. Complete. Truly. I'd said goodbye to everyone. Mourned them, actually, since I've spent more than half my life with Meg in my head.

Then...

Well, I'm not entirely certain what happened. Meaghan and Nick are still gone. They're raising kids, leading a kingdom, being boring... Read more of this blog post »
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Throughout that first year in Germany, Dodd had been struck again and again by the strange indifference to atrocity that had settled over the nation, the willingness of the populace and of the moderate elements in the government to accept each new oppressive decree, each new act of violence, without protest. It was as if he had entered the dark forest of a fairy tale where all the rules of right and wrong were upended.
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“Life has a way of going in circles. Ideally, it would be a straight path forward––we'd always know where we were going, we'd always be able to move on and leave everything else behind. There would be nothing but the present and the future. Instead, we always find ourselves where we started. When we try to move ahead, we end up taking a step back. We carry everything with us, the weight exhausting us until we want to collapse and give up.
We forget things we try to remember. We remember things we'd rather forget. The most frightening thing about memory is that it leaves no choice. It has mastered an incomprehensible art of forgetting. It erases, it smudges, it fills in blank spaces with details that don't exist.
But however we remember it––or choose to remember it––the past is the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without its support, we'd have nothing for guidance. We spend so much time focused on what lies ahead, when what has fallen behind is just as important. What defines us isn't where we're going, but where we've been. Although there are places and people we will never see again, and although we move on and let them go, they remain a part of who we are.
There are things that will never change, things we will carry along with us always. But as we venture into the murky future, we must find our strength by learning to leave things behind.”
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“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say.
About anything.
"Need a poo, Todd."
"Shutup, Manchee."
"Poo. Poo, Todd."
"I said shut it.”
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Kristen Taber Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Haha it's been a long time since I tried to read that, so honestly I don't remember much ... I think I only made it like 40-50 pages into it, and I'm not sure what I didn't like about it. I guess t..."

I also read it a long time ago, before I started writing again, and I'm a much pickier reader now. I may read again and see if I hate it this time :D


Brigid ✩ Haha it's been a long time since I tried to read that, so honestly I don't remember much ... I think I only made it like 40-50 pages into it, and I'm not sure what I didn't like about it. I guess the style of it wasn't working for me or something. But I was also a less open-minded reader at the time, I think; I might like it more if I tried it again now.


Kristen Taber Thanks so much, Natalie :).


Natalie Happy release day!


Kat (Why Read) Thanks so much for friending me!


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