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Karen Sandler

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Karen Sandler is the author of 24 books for adults and teens. Her adult romance novels include the Hart Valley series the Pen Pal Sisterhood series, and the Transcendent Love series. Her mystery series, Janelle Watkins Investigations, features a hard-edged heroine and gritty stories. Her young adult Tankborn Trilogy combines multicultural science fiction with current day themes.

In addition to writing novels, Karen loves riding her beautiful Arab mare, Sashey La Fey (aka, Shey), and is an avid folk dancer. She lives in Northern California with her husband and dance partner, Gary, and two cats--ginger cat Alani and former feral Zak.
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The Squirrel Wars

I grew up in Los Angeles, and in all my time there I didn’t see much wildlife. Up here in Northern California, critters are everywhere—turkeys, ducks, and geese waddling down the road, the occasional deer in the front yard, skunks and raccoons causing a ruckus.

Then there are the squirrels.

Squirrels that climb my oak tree. Squirrels that use my back fence as a superhighway. Squirrels who bu

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“I think one of the prophets stuttered when he dictated your specs,” Jal said, snickering. “Or the gene-splicer was daydreaming about his high-status trueborn love and he botched your programming.”
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“My nurture mother never would have reset me. And I was never a kit. Or a ‘female.’ I might be a non-human, but I’m not an animal. I’m a girl.”
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“«Io non sono la più importante.»
«Ma sei l'unica di cui m'importi.»”
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