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A.W. Exley

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Books and writing have always been an enormous part of my life. I survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, I overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.

I write historical fantasy novels from my home in rural New Zealand.

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Alexandra A.W. wrote: "Thank you Auntie J that means a lot to me :)

Honestly if I had the choice, I would be on GR as a reader NOT an author and I hate that they divide us into groups. I'm a prolific reader and enjoy ..."


My pleasure! I understand, authors here are in a tough spot, especially when wanting to discuss books.

BTW, just finished "Nero's Fiddle" and really liked it, looking forward to more!


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A.W. Exley Thank you Auntie J that means a lot to me :)

Honestly if I had the choice, I would be on GR as a reader NOT an author and I hate that they divide us into groups. I'm a prolific reader and enjoy discussing books I have loved (or not!) but I always keep in mind in any interaction that GR have pegged me as an author and often sit on my hands so I don't offend others.


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A.W. Exley Jess wrote: "I was introduced to your book, Nefertiti's Heart through bookbub a few months ago."

Hi Jess, thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed Nefertiti's Heart and that's fabulous to hear I managed to exceed your expectations! I love writing Cara and Nate, I think her mischievous streak is the perfect foil to his serious side :)


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Jess I was introduced to your book, Nefertiti's Heart through bookbub a few months ago. I have to admit that I usually don't expect much out of the cheaper kindle books that I find that way, but wow! Nefertiti's heart blew me out of the water! The chemistry between Cara and Nate is electric. I've read it twice since I purchased it, and I can't wait to read more of your work. I hope you keep writing steampunk- the genre could use more talented writers like yourself! I'll be recommending you to all of my friends!


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A.W. Exley Autumn here is hideous and we have flooding, looks like winter will involve scuba gear at this rate! lol

Yes I'm keen, you had me at *stay home*. Send me the details :)


Dayanara Ryelle Hello my dear! Hopefully spring is loving you.

No, wait...you're in Kiwiville. How's fall coming along? *giggle*

Anyway, how would you feel about participating in a "blog tour", where all you have to do is "stay home", answer four questions about your writing process and tag three other people?


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Cleo Thank you for your friend accept xo


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A.W. Exley Dayanara wrote: "I've started into Nefertiti's Heart and it's pretty good so far. My favorite part is when the goons think they're going to get rid of Cara and she sends them whimpering back to their master!"

I hope you enjoy it. Cara tends to shoot first and ask questions later :)


Dayanara Ryelle I've started into Nefertiti's Heart and it's pretty good so far. My favorite part is when the goons think they're going to get rid of Cara and she sends them whimpering back to their master!


Lucinda Dear A.W,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on Goodreads! It is lovely to meet another horse rider, who is similarly to myself a fan of both sci-fi and fantasy as well as historical fiction! I do hope to have the chance of reading your work, as it is something that has caught my eye - wondering if you had copies for review?
Thank you once again and i look forward to future book discussions.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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