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Sela Carsen

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Sela Carsen is an award-winning author of paranormal and sci-fi romance -- with or without sex and dead bodies. Your pick. She maintains a permanent nerd-on for fairytales and mythology, and openly hoards reference books about obscure folklore. Born a wanderer, she and her family have finally settled in the Midwest. Until they move again, at least.

Long and rambly, but funnier version:
In addition to writing, I’m a wife to a Darn Near Perfect Husband and mom to Two Great Kids. They used to be the Monkey children, but they seem to have settled down a bit. (That’s going to come back and bite me on the butt as soon as you read this!)

I have a BA in French (utterly useless, but fun at parties) and another BA in Communication. While
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Finish. The damn. Book.

No kidding. I've met too many people who write for years, fiddling and dabbling, writing immense world building bibles or pages and pages of character sketches, who never seem to get around to writing The End. You can't know how powerful those two words are until you write them yourself.

Finish the book. Everything else comes after that.(less)
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It doesn't sound very glamourous or creative or fun, but if I don't have a deadlines, there's nothing for readers to read.
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Deadlines.
It doesn't sound very glamourous or creative or fun, but if I don't have a deadlines, there's nothing for readers to read.
The fun is in the writing - I hang out in a chat room with other writers and we do lots of sprints and challenges.
I also make the writing fun for myself by including as many easter eggs and in-jokes as I can manage. They don't all make it to the final copy - sometimes they're too obscure or throw off the pacing - but it keeps me entertained.(less)
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Yes! ACE’S ODDS, the first book in my new series, is unleashed!





This was one of those projects that took a while to come together, but when it did, whew! Zoom! It actually ended up as two stories because by the time I finished the first one, I realized there had been another one simmering under the surface, so… bonus story!





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"A delightful 4.5 **** read for me. I am a Sci-fi, Fantasy fiction fan and was immediately pulled into Sela Carsen’s world in “Obsidian Rim: Fate’s Favor” which consists of 2 stories: Ace’s Odds & Roll of the Dice.

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