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Welcome to Rachel Neumeier’s Website

Hello, and welcome to my website. Take a look around – you’ll find information on my books, my life as an author and what else I’m up to at the moment. You’ll also find my personal book recommendations and some useful links. Feel free to get in touch via my contact page if you would like to find out more.

Books – Coming Soon and Out Now

Black Dog, February 2014House of Shadows, July 2012The Griffin Mage Trilogy omnibus edition, November 2011The Floating Islands, February 2011

Visit the Books page of the site for more information on all my published books.

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Latest News & Blog Posts

Clunky prose vs predictable/uninteresting prose

September 18th, 2014

A week or two ago, when I first posted about Lindsay Buroker’s EMPEROR’S EDGE series, a commenter named Kim said that she tried the first book but found the prose unreadably “clunky.” Huh, I said, and started to pay attention to whichever of Buroker’s books I was on at the time, to see what was …
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Ten things not to say to a writer –

September 17th, 2014

This post by Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds is funny. A bit rude, yes, but funny: very typical of the special Chuck Wendig subgenre of blog posts. The tenth thing not to say — “We’re out of coffee” — doesn’t resonate with me, because I drink, get this . . . water. I don’t like …
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Oh, hey, here’s an interesting new title by Jane Yolan –

September 17th, 2014

Over at tor.com, we have a brief synopsis and an excerpt from a new book by Jane Yolan. I have a number of titles by Yolan — for me, SISTER LIGHT, SISTER DARK was the most interesting, though I’m not sure it’s my favorite. I like centaurs — and I like this idea of one …
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Most inaccurate internet quiz ever?

September 16th, 2014

Is it just me, or is this internet quiz that purports to be able to “tell who you are in 20 questions” roughly the most inaccurate quiz ever designed by anyone ever? I saw a link somewhere or other and zipped through the questions and . . . well, I do have brown hair. If …
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Top ten authors –

September 16th, 2014

Okay, here’s the Broke and the Bookish theme which is making the rounds today: Top ten authors where you’ve only read one book by them, even though you loved that book. Interesting theme! I like it! Here’s Shae’s list, and here’s Heidi’s — these are the two that I spotted this morning. Can you believe …
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