David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones

 

Like so many other people, I was greatly affected by David Bowie’s death. This seems very strange to me because I knew very little about his life. He represented a part of my childhood that ceased, the day he died. When I saw this book available on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. I wanted to know more about this icon. I had hoped this book would be a typical biography and so when I saw it wasn’t, I was a little uncertain as to whether or not I would like it. I totally enjoyed reading this, ironically because it wasn’t a typical biography. It was great to get some personal insights into this man from people who knew him and were a part of his life. It is amazing to see how many people were impacted by Bowie.

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

 

Dylan Jones studied at Chelsea School Of Art and then St. Martin’s School of Art. He is the award-winning editor of GQ magazine, a position he has held since 1999, and has won the British Society of Magazine Editors “Editor of the Year” award a record ten times. In 2013 he was also the recipient of the prestigious Mark Boxer Award.
Under his editorship the magazine has won over 50 awards.
A former editor at i-D, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times, he is the author of the New York Times best seller Jim Morrison: Dark Star, the much-translated iPod, Therefore I Am and Mr. Jones’ Rules, as well as the editor of the classic collection of music writing, Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy. He edited a collection of journalism from Arena – Sex, Power & Travel – and collaborated with David Cameron on Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones (shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year).
He was the Chairman of the Prince’s Trust’s Fashion Rocks Monaco, is a board member of the Norman Mailer Writers Colony and a Trustee of the Hay Festival. He is also the chairman of London Fashion Week: Men’s, London’s first men’s fashion week, launched in 2012 at the behest of the British Fashion Council.

In 2010 he spent a week in Afghanistan with the Armed Forces, collaborating on a book with the photographer David Bailey: British Heroes in Afghanistan. In 2012 he had three books published: The Biographical Dictionary of Music; When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World, and the official book of U2’s 360 Tour, published in October. Since then he has published
The Eighties: One Day One Decade, a book about the 1980s told through the prism of Live Aid, Elvis Has Left The Building: The Day The King Died, Mr. Mojo, London Rules, a polemic about the greatest city in the world, Manxiety and London Sartorial.
In June 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to publishing and the fashion industry. In 2014 he was made an Honorary Professor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Faerie Dreams by Mireille Chester

Book 1 (Free on all sites)
If there’s one thing fifteen-year-old Kate loves, it’s a good book. Her new favorite series, Quallen’s Quest, follows the Faerie prince in the land of Kallaryn as he goes from one adventure to another. When Kate awakens in Prince Quallen’s secret cave, she’s sure she’s dreaming. Events unfold and adventure follows as the handsome prince promises to help her get back. Is she really in Kallaryn and if that’s the case, will she ever be able to get back home?

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Just when Kate thought she’d never visit Kallaryn again, she finds herself awake in Prince Quallen’s cave. This time, she’s sure she knows why she’s here. Quallen’s uncle has targeted Veenata’s lake and if they can’t get the anti-spell done on time, the water nymph will surely die. It’s a race against time to find all the ingredients. While rushing around to save their friend, Kate makes an astonishing discovery about herself. There’s a reason she was born a Dreamwalker and it’s up to her to save those she cares for.

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Book 3
“If it weren’t for me, this wouldn’t happen to you.”
She snorted. “I’m a Dreamwalker, Quallen. I don’t think I was supposed to cross over just to go fishing.”
He blinked his deep violet eyes. “You’re here on another quest, then?”
She opened her mouth to answer then closed it. “Umm… No.”
“No?”
She smiled. “No.”
Quallen grinned. “Did you bring your pole,” he inquired.
She shook her head. “I have no idea when I’m going to cross and I think it might look a bit odd if my parents find me sleeping with my fishing rod.”
Quallen turned his back so she could change. “Lucky for you, then, I have a spare.”

When Kate dreamwalks to Kallaryn this time around, it seems like it will be a nice relaxing time and after all of the excitement the last few times she’s come to visit, she can’t say she minds.
Of course, there never seems to be peace where Quallen is concerned and they are quickly drawn into a rescue mission that could potentially put the prince in danger. Again.
But when Gailt comes to his friends for their help to save his cousin who is about to lose her wings for stealing, there’s no way the pair can say no.
Will Quallen manage to cross his uncle once more without getting caught? Will Dakkezy keep her wings? Will Kate ever find a quiet moment to spend with her faerie prince?

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Book 4
Kate’s sixteenth birthday has arrived and Nate surprises her with a new book as a present. As usual, the book gives her insight into what is happening in Kallaryn, though this time it seems the story is happening as she reads. Having learned Quallen has been taken prisoner by some of his uncle’s men, she decides it’s time to see if she can dreamwalk at will. Can she finally convince her brother Kallaryn is real and will they be able to get to the faerie prince before it’s too late?

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Author Bio:
Mireille Chester is a fantasy author who likes to spend time in made up worlds filled with magic. She is a firm believer that no hero is perfect and that all villains are burdened with a tiny shred of humanity.Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Mireille now resides in the beautiful prairies of Saskatchewan. Wife and mother, she spends most of her time with her three children and husband. When she is not writing stories or grooming dogs, you can find her on the lake fishing with her family.

 

 Review:

It’s easier to review all four of these books together because the story flows seamlessly across all four. I really enjoyed these stories because it gave me a good break from the stresses of life in general. These books would be perfect for an early reader who is ready to move beyond a basic chapter book. What really impressed me was how descriptive this story was especially when the main character went back and forth between the two worlds. I felt the action was intense enough to keep any reader interested but it never bordered on being too much for children.

Giveaway!

Imposs-i-Bella

This was a fun easy read that came just at the right time. It was a nice way to unwind from a busy, hectic week. Verte does a great job adding a new twist to the Cinderella story. I was really tickled thinking of the fairy godmothers as being a little snarky and having minds of their own. It’s a good flip-flop to this story.

Bippity…Boppity…Balance.
We all know how Cinderella went to the ball, met her prince, lost a shoe, and got her happily ever after…but did you know that for such a magical thing to occur the universe demands a price? As a matter of fact, an equal measure in return.
Isabella Beaufort was born at the top of the social food chain. She had everything, including being promised to Prince Christopher, until the ill-fated ball where he met Cinderella. Follow along as we learn about the other side of the rags to riches story we all know, and the price of pissing off a fairy godmother.

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A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.
Her first release in decades, Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball began the journey August 1, 2015. Her short story, What they didn’t know, was featured in the January/February BTS magazine, and she co-authored a paranormal piece, Kingdoms Fall, which came out in early 2016. Her next two solo ventures, the first two books in The Custos series -Book of Time & Book of Change also released in 2016. After that, she’ll be working on her competition piece, Chasing Daylight for Cherry Adair’s Finish the Damn Book Challenge, she has an upcoming anthology work called Immortal Alchemy, and an untitled short story for a charity anthology that is a TBA release. There is a long list of titles to come after those are done too.
As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.
That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.
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The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim

I think this is a good example of a children’s story that may be more powerful for adults because the message/theme is so beautifully strong. I liked this story and the illustrations were in perfect balance between enhancing the story without overpowering it. I think this will a Christmas present not only for daughters but a few of my friends as well.

 

Too girly or too boyish. Too thin or too fat. Too quiet, too loud. Be ambitious, but don’t hurt feelings. Be inquisitive, but don’t interrupt. Be outspoken, but don’t be bossy. Most of all, be yourself—but be a lady.
What’s a girl to do in a world filled with contradicting gender expectations, aside from saying sorry?
The way we teach politeness norms to children is often confusing, changing based on gender—and can have lasting effects. And while everyone should be courteous and accountable for their actions, apologetic language out of context can undermine confidence and perceived capability.
Within the subtle yet beautiful illustrations and powerful rhyme of “The Girl Who Said Sorry”, developing girls will learn that self-expression and personal choices can be made without apology, and with confidence.
50% of profits from this book is donated to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign dedicated to empowering young girls to take action on global issues.

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Hayoung Yim is a third-wave feminist, environmentalist, advocate for evidence-based public policies, and diverse writer.
A UofT graduate in political science and English, she strives to highlight issues to developing children in an approachable manner.
She lives in Toronto, Canada, where she dreams about implementing social change through popular culture.
In her spare time, she likes to travel through time and space.

Diversifying Diplomacy

**Thank you, NetGalley for a chance to review this book.**

I spend most of my time reading fiction, especially fantasy. When I take the time to read nonfiction, I choose memoirs and biographies. There are so many interesting people in this world. The life and times of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas made for an incredible read. I cannot even imagine the inner strength she has to do everything she has done. As I was reading this, it was easy to be transferred to her life and walk in her shoes. Her narrative voice made this story easy to read. She shared a good balance of facts and story so I was never bored while I read it.

Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the “Hillary Effect.” But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was “the little Elam girl” from Boston.
Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her.
Elam-Thomas’s memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000–2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacypresents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world’s heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.

 

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Halfway Drowned by Terry Maggert

This guy has become one of my one-click authors. This is the second series of his that I have read. I cannot get enough of this series. Like I would seriously love it if the author just quit everything else and wrote book after book just for me (I can dream can’t I?)

In this installment of the Halfway Witchy series, Carlie has to face the repercussions from the choices she made in the last book. Even though this is a continuation of the series, I believe you could read this one without having read the others, but it would make a lot more sense if you have at least read book 3. I dialog in this book is spot-on in regards to revealing the characters. There is a good deal of history in this series and especially in this one, but the author doesn’t bore the reader with massive info-dumps. He has a creative way of interweaving all the needed details and still make it fun to read.

My only issue with this one is it almost reads like it could be the last one and that would make me sad.

 

 

Something is wrong with Carlie.
A magical storm. An ancient shipwreck. A hidden evil.
All three are tied together as Carlie must defend Wulfric against his past, which emerges after a raging storm tears across Halfway Lake.
When government agents descend on Halfway to investigate the mysterious shipwreck, Carlie discovers that all is not as it seems.
A thousand years old, the Viking ship holds bones. And secrets.
Not everyone went down with the ship. There were survivors, but they might be less than human. They cross paths with Carlie in a showdown that will bring her own secrets to light, for saving Wulfric came with a cost. Now, it’s time for her to pay.
Dive in with Carlie as she fights to save the one person she can’t lose.
Herself.

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Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of– well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Ten books and counting, with no end in sight. You’ve been warned.

Holiday Magic Book Cover Reveal

Holiday Magic

A paranormal and contemporary winter holiday romance anthology

By: TL Reeve, Kim Carmichael, Brigitte Ann Thomas, K. Williams, A.K. Hudson, T. A. Moorman, and Lumi Daoi

Make this winter magical with 7 BRAND NEW Holiday romances.

This Holiday Season SEVEN amazingly talented and bestselling authors come to together in this collection of Holiday Magic with vampires, witches, shifters, and humans.

Tis the season for a paranormal and contemporary romance anthology with a touch of magic everyone will fall in love with.

A look inside…

Snowbound by TL Reeve

Eight Nights in Eden by Kim Carmichael

I Loved a Warlock from Wichita by Brigitte Ann Thomas

Tarnished Knight by K. Williams

Spark of Solstice by A.K. Hudson

Christmas with Locket by Lumi Daoi

Santa’s Curse by T.A. Moorman

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iBooks & Google Books: Coming soon

WWW Wednesday #3

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

 

What am I currently reading?

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

What did I recently finish?

Bippity…Boppity…Balance.
We all know how Cinderella went to the ball, met her prince, lost a shoe, and got her happily ever after…but did you know that for such a magical thing to occur the universe demands a price? As a matter of fact, an equal measure in return.
Isabella Beaufort was born at the top of the social food chain. She had everything, including being promised to Prince Christopher, until the ill-fated ball where he met Cinderella. Follow along as we learn about the other side of the rags to riches story we all know, and the price of pissing off a fairy godmother.

 

 

 

 

A brand new steamy paranormal romance about learning to love all of yourself.

In a world where people judge one another by exacting standards of size and style, being a big girl like Eudora Splat was never going to be easy.

Though trouble is brewing between magic folk and human purists who would see them all destroyed, Dora, a half-giant, tries to eke out a quiet, unnoticed life for herself, but it’s hard to be subtle when you’re over seven feet tall.

Losing her job as a gardener due to human complaints, Dora is recruited as a prison guard, where she’s enlisted to protect the magician Evander “Bear” Gordon from human purist attack. Bear encourages her to embrace her power and celebrate her heritage, introducing her to a world where she can be extraordinary and not just weird.

But after years of hiding and shying away, can Dora find the strength to grab onto a new life — and hold on to the man she’s falling in love with?

 

What will I read next?

Shelley Linley is sick of sickos. Yet another prankster has applied to her dating agency. This one says he’s a vampire and he wants Shelley to help him find a wife.

Meeting him for a second interview against all her better judgement, Shelley discovers that he has no clue about women. A shame because he’s super-hot, amusing, and has a lot of single friends he could recommend her struggling business to, even if he does say they’re werewolves and demons. She has to help him, even if he’s crazy.

If she can ignore his delusions, she’s sure she can help him meet someone. But when death threats start arriving on her doorstep, Shelley’s not sure she’s cut out for the job…then her dating algorithm states she’s his ideal partner. Now she’s not sure if she should take the risk for love, or run like hell.

Welcome to Withernsea and the Supernatural Dating Agency, for readers of Michelle Rowen, Gerry Bartlett and Michele Bardsley who like their humour to have bite.

The Curse by H.L. Girton Cover Reveal

COVER REVEAL TIME

 

 

 

 

To discover who she is, she must first believe…

Book Title: The Curse

Author Name: H.L. Girton

Author Location (for press releases) Houston Texas

Name of series and book number in series: The Accalia Series Book 2

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy 

Hashtags: #shifters #paranormal #theaccaliaseries #thecurse #hlgirton #comingsoon #youngadult #sequel #theaccalia

Publisher: self-publish with Amazon and CreateSpace

Date of Publication: 2018

Formats available: ebook and print

Cover Artist: KL Donn

Blurb/Book Description:

Genesis Berkley’s place in this world is more confusing now than ever. After struggling for months to bring her aunt’s murderer to justice, she feels lost in the turmoil that his death has solved nothing. To make matters worse, the love of her life has gone, leaving in shame. Disappointment sets in and Genesis must find her way back to herself. Only the acceptance of who she must become will set her free.

Liam Volkov is on the run. He has become the monster that Genesis fears they all are. The love and trust between them is broken. The only way to free himself from the agony of becoming someone he hates is to face the consequences of his actions. He must cleanse himself for redemption.

With the prophecy looming over them, they find themselves at a crossroad. Can they learn to accept their fate and find their way back to one another or will their path lead to destruction?

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Excerpt

I heard the whistle of the metal as it was unsheathed from its case. The blade vibrated quickly from the slick movement. I felt the sharp point when the young man, hidden by the shadows, pressed it into my cheek. It sliced my face open with little pressure. It was well kept and sharp. So sharp it could easily cut through bone.
The blade was pressed against my neck, ready to end it all. I closed my eyes and tears spilled out. This was it. My life would end at their mercy to finally give me the death that I deserved. I thought of the night I first saw her. Genesis. My love. Seeing the terror on her face as she fled for her life broke my heart. I was glad I made the choice to step in and defend her then. It was no different with Thomas, and if dying at their hands meant she lived for eternity because of that one choice, then I served my purpose.
I remembered the way her lips felt the first time I kissed her. I took away her heartache, if only for a moment. It was blissful. Her kiss was as sweet as honey. I would never get to kiss those gentle lips again. Every one of my choices were worth it to have had her love for the time I did. Every argument, every kiss, every stolen touch, all of it worth it. I would do it all again for her if it meant that she would live on.
I felt the sharp edge cut slowly into my skin. The blood trickled down my throat as the sharp point found its place on my neck that it was looking for. I was ready. Death had finally found me.

So, are you ready?!

 

 

 

You can find Book One The Accalia live on KU and Amazon.

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Whiskey Witches ~Blood Magick by S.M. Blooding

This was the next book in the series and I think I like this one even better than the first. Though I will say the first one was dynamite. The reason I liked this one better had to do with character development. I knew these characters now. They have become part of my fantasy book world. I do think a reader could start with this book and still understand the series. But as with any series, starting with book one gives you a greater appreciation for the story.

The plot for this book was fast-paced and it drove me to keep listening. I didn’t want to be interrupted. The author added a new character and developed one a little more from the first book and it helped create a nice ensemble cast. There is one twist with this book, and I really can’t say too much but it involved a really big cat.

The narrator continued to do a phenomenal job with each of the characters. Their voices were unique and helped me visualize them even more in my head.

Witches used to be the only game in town.
Fresh from solving an occult serial murder in Louisiana, Detective Paige Whiskey returns to her home in Denver to discover the killer she freed in exchange for Dexx’s life is continuing his murderous rampage. However, in true Sven fashion, he’s killing people to show Paige things she never knew.
He’s showing her a world that had been hidden from her, a wider world of the paranormal.
To protect the shifters he’s targeting, she must break the treaty between shifters and witches, endanger her job, and risk her life.
Will Paige save the shifters, finally catch Sven, keep her job, and maintain a lid on this war?
Or will she lose it all?

 

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About the Author: S.M. Blooding

Frankie lives in beautiful Montana with her Darling Dork, his two part-time girls, and their cat, Tesla. She enjoys creating with her wonderful husband, doing everything from crochet, to sewing, to art, and, of course, writing. She’s lived a pretty colorful life, giving breath to her stories.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers, U.S. Government assassins, and slingshot terrorist. No. She is not kidding.

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Kalinda Little is a 28-year-old web developer who started playing around with audio and never stopped. Currently based out of Portland Oregon, she has spent time all up and down the West Coast, including several years is Ashland where she worked backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a chapter leader for the Nine Bridges Writers, a nonprofit that aims to assist and support writers in all genres, by providing resources and critique.

While she only started recording professionally in April of 2016, she had over two hundred hours of amateur recording and editing available before that point. To date, she has narrated 27 books, with another 3 set to come out before the end of 2017.

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