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I was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California (outside a town called Lincoln which is now part of an enormous sprawl). I taught myself to ride a horse at the age of six, as no one had the time to teach me—they were all busy learning how to irrigate, how to cajole an angry bull into another field, how to pull a calf… Afraid of heights, and absolutely sure I was going to die, I managed to scramble up on the back of a very patient and lazy strawberry roan destrier, and plod off into the sunset.

Thereafter, I spent much of my early life on horseback, or so far buried into a book that the rest of the world ceased to exist (much to the annoyance of my family—it took several attempts to get my attention). We all had very specific jobs on th
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Diana Pharaoh Francis Hi Gwen! Yep, there will be two more books for sure: Stone Thaw and Bone Dreams. I think the first will be available in the fall of 2015 sometime.
Diana Pharaoh Francis Life keeps getting turned upside down, and the publisher who was going to publish these books had issues and so now isn't going to publish them. I…moreLife keeps getting turned upside down, and the publisher who was going to publish these books had issues and so now isn't going to publish them. I have a number of iron in the fire, but I so want to get back to writing Horngate. I'll tell you a secret--There's a Horngate story coming in an anthology in 2017. It's written and finished. It's not a Max story, but it is a Giselle story, and it jumps forward a few years. It's given me the foundation for the next books in a way I didn't expect, so I'm really ready to write. (less)
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I’m also working on a client’s manuscript. I also went over the copy edits of the new Horngate story that will be coming out in Urban Enemies sometime this summer (also in the book Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, Faith Hunter and many more). I haven’t had a chance to read everybody else’s story, but I’m sure looking forward to it.


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“There were some days that deserved to be drowned at birth and everyone sent back to bed with a hot brandy, a box of chocolates and a warm, energetic companion. Today was without question one of those days.”
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“Just remember, I am not going anywhere,” he said, still watching her lips. “And if you ever try to hide from me, I will not believe you are dead. I will find you. Count on it.”
Diana Pharaoh Francis, Crimson Wind

“I don't mess around with the men in the coven, especially my Shadowblades," she said with quiet finality. Flirting was one thing but anything more, it was a mistake of epic proportions.

His eyes narrowed and he gave a slow shake of his head. "That is all right then. Because I want so much more than just to mess around.”
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