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J.S. Burke

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J. S. Burke has worked as an author, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. Her stories blend imagination with real science and author experiences. The Dragon Dreamer series grew from years at sea, a fascination with clever, alien octopuses, and a love of dragons: Science Fantasy for young adults 9 to 99.

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"Dragon Thunder" won NABE Pinnacle Best SCIENCE FANTASY. "Dragon Lightning" won NABE Pinnacle Best SCIENCE FANTASY and IAN Best SCIENCE FICTION. It's also an IAN Finalist for Best FANTASY and Best YOUNG ADULT book. "The Dragon Dreamer" won IAN Best FIRST NOVEL. It's also an IAN Finalist for Best SCIENCE FICTIO
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J.S. Burke Does Arak sleep on sea silk?
On the ice he sleeps on kelp, a tall seaweed that would feel leafy. "Sea silk" would be a beautiful name for this.

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Does Arak sleep on sea silk?
On the ice he sleeps on kelp, a tall seaweed that would feel leafy. "Sea silk" would be a beautiful name for this.

Do abalones really make pearls?
Yes, abalones can grow pearls. They are often silvery. Orm is really good at finding the blue-green places inside the abalone shell to grow blue-green pearls.

I draw scrimshaw (thin black line drawings) on abalone shell. The shell is beautiful, more exquisite than opals, with layers of shimmering colors. I once drew a unicorn on an abalone oval for a pendant, and filled it in with silver. Before I drew the unicorn, I carefully sanded a small spot where the tip of the horn would be. I sanded through a blue-green abalone layer to reach a magical pink layer. I drew the spiral unicorn horn so that the tip of the horn was in this pink glow. Abalone is such fun!
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Science Fiction and Fantasy are genres that can be overlooked when seeking stories with diversity. ​The wookie from Star Wars, Spock of Star Trek, and Hagrid of Harry Potter are iconic. Hobbits, dwarves, elves, and humans work together in Lord of the Rings.

Science Fiction books often have remarkable diversity, beyond human differences, with stories that promote communication and understanding.

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J.S. Burke Mango wrote: "Hello, thanks for the friendvite! Excited to interact with you in the future."

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Mango Hello, thanks for the friendvite! Excited to interact with you in the future.


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