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Amara E. Starling

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February 15




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Full time author, mother, and seeker of knowledge, Amara E. Starling is a temporary resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, but permanently resides in the deepest recesses of the human imagination. There are few topics Amara won’t write about, and she often finds comfort in breaching the darker subjects that society tends to shy away from. Her writing style is often poetic and thought provoking, and embraces the theme of finding strength in the face of adversity. Fragments: Book One of the Symphony Ryelle Saga is her debut novel.

When she’s not writing, Amara can be found wandering through state parks, finding adventures with her children, donating to charities, and more often than not, drinking copious amounts of coffee while passionately researching

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Amara E. Starling Coffee, ice cream, and a good movie. Haha. I've learned that, for me, most writer's block is just depression of some sort or another. Once I get over…moreCoffee, ice cream, and a good movie. Haha. I've learned that, for me, most writer's block is just depression of some sort or another. Once I get over the hump of whatever is bothering me, I can usually return to writing.(less)
Amara E. Starling The best thing, in my opinion, about being a writer, is that I am able to explore the deepest parts of myself--the areas that, as humans, we don't…moreThe best thing, in my opinion, about being a writer, is that I am able to explore the deepest parts of myself--the areas that, as humans, we don't often explore or analyze--and relay them back in such a way that my readers can feel them too. When I write about death, loss, sadness, joy, gratitude, love, faith--I am channeling those parts of myself that I've known quite intimately and applying them accordingly. I've had a lot of struggles in my life, and you can see them clearly in my writing, but they become something tangibly beautiful. I've taken the flightless caterpillar and given it wings, embracing the metamorphosis of the butterfly.(less)
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Children of the Eclipse

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“One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once.”
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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
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Neil Gaiman
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
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Neil Gaiman
“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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