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Anna Tan

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Anna Tan grew up in Malaysia, the country that is not Singapore. She writes fantastical stories and fairy tales, and has short stories included in various anthologies. She helps people publish books at Teaspoon Publishing, which includes yelling at HTML for epub reasons. She is also the editor of NutMag, an annual zine published for and by MYWriters Penang.

Anna has an MA in Creative Writing: The Novel under a Chevening scholarship and is the current President of the Malaysian Writers Society. She is interested in Malay/Nusantara and Chinese legends and folklore in exploring the intersection of language, culture, and faith. She can be found tweeting as @natzers and forgetting to update annatsp.com.

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#bookreview: Storm Front (The Dresden Files) | Jim Butcher

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) Storm Front by Jim Butcher
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I didn't want to do anything over CNY so I read this instead.

I got this like a million years ago (I cannot remember which book sale lol) mostly because someone had said that the Dresden Files were a good read. And then I procrastinated because, you know, everything else is a good read. And if I ended up liking it going in, that would be a hefty Read more of this blog post »
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Serena Great to connect with you on GR! Have a good one!


Lisette Brodey Hi Anna:

Thank you for connecting with me on GR. Your book of stories looks wonderful.

Hope you have a great 2013!

All very best wishes,
Lisette


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