Gillian Bronte Adams

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Gillian Bronte Adams is a sword-wielding, horse-riding, wander-loving fantasy author, rarely found without a coffee in hand and rumored to pack books before clothes when she hits the road. Working in youth ministry left her with a passion for journeying alongside children and teens. (It also enhanced her love of coffee.) Now, she writes novels that follow outcast characters down broken roads, through epic battles, and onward to adventure. And at the end of a long day of typing, she can be found saddling her wild thing and riding off into the sunset, seeking adventures of her own (and more coffee).

She loves to connect with readers and fellow wanderers online through her website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

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Gillian Bronte Adams I think it's important to remember that the purpose of a sermon is to preach, but the purpose of a novel is to tell a story. It's natural that your be…moreI think it's important to remember that the purpose of a sermon is to preach, but the purpose of a novel is to tell a story. It's natural that your beliefs will seep into the story, but it's less likely to come across as preachy when they provide supporting themes rather than major plot points.(less)
Gillian Bronte Adams I rarely base characters off people I know. Occasionally there are aspects of a character that remind me of someone or of a certain situation or circu…moreI rarely base characters off people I know. Occasionally there are aspects of a character that remind me of someone or of a certain situation or circumstance someone I know has gone through, but that's generally as far as it goes.

When I’m brainstorming, characters hop into my head in a variety of stages of composition. Some arrive almost fully formed complete with a name, personality, mode of speech, etc. Others I can see but not hear. And still others reveal their thoughts and emotions while I still don’t know who they are, what they look like, or even what they are called. With such characters, I have to dig deep to uncover their true selves … and often, they end up being the best ones of all!(less)
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The Courage of a Gardener: Hope Awakening Again

“Your land must be a realm of peace and content, and there must gardeners be in high honor.” The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien For years now, I’ve harbored the oft-spoken desire to start a vegetable garden. It hadn’t quite become solidified enough in my mind to be a goal, but somehow the idea of planting […]
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Both the cover and blurb for this book immediately captured my attention so I eagerly seized the chance to read an early excerpt! I was immediately fascinated by the depth of world building involving the dragons and their place in the world's complex ...more
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As soon as I saw the cover for The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson, I knew I needed to read the book. The image is just so gorgeous, moody, and thrilling, and that’s exactly what the story is too. After a treacherous attack destroys the magical crows t ...more
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This book is a work of depth and beauty. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down and was swept down a roller coast ride of emotions for the day and a half it took me to finish. Yes, you read that right, only a day and a half. As a YA Historica ...more
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Loved this book! It made me smile and laugh and want to read it again as soon I finished the first time. The Electrical Menagerie has such a fascinating story world and premise – an almost bankrupt robotic roadshow (robots on the stage, how cool is t ...more
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“Sure. I generally make it a point not to refuse anyone with a weapon in my face.”
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“At the worst times, the best plan was often no plan. And Ky excelled at coming up with no plan.”
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“Don't look so stiff and concerned, bucko. Word from the wise, sometimes there's no better place to hide than in the open, and no better way to disappear than to stand out."
"That doesn't make any sense."
"Sure it does. Hogan wrote it years and years ago - you do know who Hogan is right?”
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Abigail H. Leskey Thank you for accepting my friend request!


Allison Ruvidich I've added Orphan's Song, and we're friends. : ) Social media entries, please?


Gillian Bronte Adams Allison wrote: "I just got a copy of Brandon Sanderson's "Words of Radiance," and the picture of Shallan in the front looks SO MUCH like you!"

Really? I'll take that as a complement! :)


Allison Ruvidich I just got a copy of Brandon Sanderson's "Words of Radiance," and the picture of Shallan in the front looks SO MUCH like you!


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