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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.

Latest News & Blog Posts

Finished! For about the fifth time with this manuscript.

January 26th, 2015

Sometimes the concept of “finished” gets stretched a bit, but still, I have indeed gotten all of THE MOUNTAIN OF KEPT MEMORY revised. It started with two pov protagonists and now one of them has been removed completely and replaced with a character who used to be an important secondary character. And the plot has …
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Accumulating “samples”

January 24th, 2015

This “try a sample” feature on Amazon is a pretty snazzy thing, which I know is not a revelation to anyone, but still. I mean, I do just buy a lot of books outright if they’re not too expensive — a debut title that sounds promising, a familiar author’s new release, a title by someone …
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I didn’t even know this was possible: a condensed “Hobbit” movie

January 23rd, 2015

From, a link to a site called Tolkien Editor, where we get a description of how the Tolkien Editor cut Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy into a single four-hour movie. Let me start by saying that I enjoy many aspects of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Overall, however, I felt that the story was spoiled by …
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Ah, here we are: Hugo nominations

January 23rd, 2015

Trust to keep us apprised of this kind of thing! I’m glad to see that Hugo nominations are now open for works published in 2014, because for a change I have read enough works from 2014 to have a nomination slate in mind. And nominations don’t close till March, so there’s time to read …
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Bedtime reading: why didn’t I think of this before?

January 22nd, 2015

So, a day or so ago, I found out that this new mattress company, Casper, is running a creative promotion in honor of National Readathon Day, which it turns out is on January 24th. Who knew? Never heard of it, but hey, up with National Readathon Day, although I doubt very much I will be …
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