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Victoria Grefer

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New Orleans, The United States
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Arthurian legend, fantasy literature, Les Miserables, Harry Potter

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Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English and a master’s degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. She started college as a journalism major and worked a year as a staff reporter for the Alabama student newspaper, “The Crimson White.” That experience that helped her realize, once and for all, that her love for writing lay with fiction. She started enrolling in creative writing classes the following semester.

From the age of six, Victoria dreamed of becoming a novelist, and her writing career began in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. In high school she
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"The Crimson League" (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Set in Herezoth, a war-torn kingdom with a history of conflict between those born with magic and those without, “The Crimson League” is a story of adventure, grit, and sacrifice. Join Kora Porteg, a girl of humble origins, as she aids a resistance movement fighting to wrest control from a noble-born sorcerer who slew the royal family. Along the way, Kora discovers she is a sorceress herself, as well as the unwitting subject of one of her society’s oldest and often mocked legends. Though she accepts she can have no place in Herezoth after civil war should end, she fights alongside the usurper’s sister, a thief, a scholar, two telekinetic brothers, and other members of the group that calls itself the Crimson League. As their prospects deteriorate and numbers decline, the League has no choice but to make a final stand against its foe and the army that supports him. “The Crimson League” is the first in a series of novels about Herezoth and its magicked inhabitants, as they struggle to make names for themselves, or simply to survive, against prejudice and evil.

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“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
G.K. Chesterton
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“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”
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" Eloisa wrote: "Well expressed, and I appreciate tips! Kudos fellow writer, may the prose be with you xoxo ~ Eloisa"

Thanks, Eloise!!! May the prose be
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Ernest Hemingway
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.”
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John Henry Newman
“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”
John Henry Newman

G.K. Chesterton
“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
G.K. Chesterton

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message 9: by Victoria (last edited Jul 19, 2013 01:11PM)

Victoria Grefer Ellie wrote: "Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?"

Most definitely! Starting a new series set in Herezoth.... wrote a first draft for National Novel Writing Month last year but it needs a lot of work.

I also have a writer's handbook, based on my blog, coming out later this month.


message 8: by Ellie

Ellie Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?


Victoria Grefer Ellie wrote: "the second bee was a little different but in a very good way :)"

:-) :-) :-) yea!


message 6: by Ellie

Ellie the second bee was a little different but in a very good way :)


message 5: by Victoria (last edited Jul 19, 2013 12:22PM)

Victoria Grefer Ellie wrote: "Just finished The second and third book :) Liked them both"

I'm so glad!!! :-) I know the second one in particular is a bit different.


message 4: by Ellie

Ellie Just finished The second and third book :) Liked them both


message 3: by Ellie

Ellie Victoria wrote: "Ellie wrote: "Just wanted to say how amazing I thought your book was :)

I picked it out of random on my Kindle. The first few chapters I was a little skeptical but then, you got me! I was hooked! ..."


Thanks!! I am planning on reading the second book next week :)


Victoria Grefer Ellie wrote: "Just wanted to say how amazing I thought your book was :)

I picked it out of random on my Kindle. The first few chapters I was a little skeptical but then, you got me! I was hooked! The characters..."


Oh my gosh, thank you so much! That means a lot.... I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it, Ellie! :-) The second book is a little bit different.... I hope you like it just as much.

By the way, my new niece is named Ellie and I love the name!


message 1: by Ellie

Ellie Just wanted to say how amazing I thought your book was :)

I picked it out of random on my Kindle. The first few chapters I was a little skeptical but then, you got me! I was hooked! The characters, the setting, the plot, all of it, I loved it!

Great job!! I can't wait to read the second book!! :)


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