Grace Bridges

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Grace Bridges is a geyser hunter, cat herder, editor and translator, and Kiwi. The current president of writers' organisation SpecFicNZ and Chair of GeyserCon, New Zealand's 40th national science fiction and fantasy convention held in Rotorua in 2019, she is often found poking around geothermal sites or under a pile of rescued kittens. She is a two-time winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand, a founding member of Realm Makers, an editor and mentor for Young NZ Writers, and has edited dozens of published books including many anthology projects. Her own published books include Irish cyberpunk, a shared-world space opera project, and the Earthcore urban fantasy series based in New Z ...more

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A few thoughts today on my alter-ego cosplay identity, Captain Janeway. I appear as her often at SF conferences, comic-cons, young writers' events, Halloween parties, even home movies. Of course I like her stories on Voyager; it was a natural progression to consider how I might sew a version of her uniform jacket, and once I put it on, I began to notice that "acting the Captain" was somet... Read more of this blog post »
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“Writers are often given the gift of being spectacularly unhappy, so that they can record the full depth of feeling.”
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message 6: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Grace. Continued success with your writing!


message 5: by Grace

Grace Bridges Hi Tina! Thank you! Hey if you want an electronic review copy I'd be happy to send you one :) just message me your email address and I'll get one on the way. Any particular file format?


message 4: by Tina

Tina Peterson Hi! thanks for friending me back. I didn't realize you were an author when I requested friendship - but I can see already that I'm going to have to read Faith Awakened. If you'd ever like a review done for one of your books on my Family Literacy blog I'd love to help you out. Keep up the good work and I look forward to getting to know you better. =D Tina "The Book Lady"


Donald Parker Sheesh. When I read the instructions, I realized the title of your book had to contain two words. When I went back to your website I found another 2007 publication and voila - I was successful! I pray your writing is going well!!
Merry Christmas
Don


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Alan Baxter Hi there - good to know you!



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Beth Hi Grace,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author and have a happy new year!
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