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Roxanne Bland

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Award-winning author Roxanne Bland grew up in Washington, D.C., where she discovered strange and wonderful new worlds through her local public library and bookstores. These and other life experiences have convinced her that reality is highly overrated. To escape, she writes fantasy, science fiction, romance, and a few other genres, sometimes all rolled into the same book. She was named IAOTP's Top Fantasy & Science Fiction Author of the Year for 2019. ...more

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Roxanne Bland I don't worry about it. For me, that just makes it worse. I just go on about my life, doing the things I'm supposed to do, and then, one day, I find m…moreI don't worry about it. For me, that just makes it worse. I just go on about my life, doing the things I'm supposed to do, and then, one day, I find myself writing again. (less)
Roxanne Bland Being able to daydream and not get into trouble for it.
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The Moreva of Astoreth: Pre-Publication Review

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"Bland may well be the Alice Walker of science fiction."

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The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland
""As the spiritual leader and commander of the military garrison stationed at the Syren territory, Tehi (who was sent to Syren as punishment for her transgression) must stay one step ahead of the cunning machinations of her second in command. But ther" Read more of this review »
The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland
"Outstanding SF and great love story too

Marvelous! I couldn't put this book down! The Moreva of Astoreth is the engrossing tale of young mixed-breed Moreva Tehi, whose grandmother is a ruling goddess, Astoreth. Her family connections and her mixed blo" Read more of this review »
The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland
"The Moreva of Astoreth is a fantastic new world I got to explore. A lovely blend of ancient history and sci-fi. Moreva the narrator is punished for disobeying her grandmother the goddess Astoreth. She is sent into exile in a “backwater” colony. It is" Read more of this review »
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“Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
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