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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

Coming up with the title before writing the book: you have no idea

April 28th, 2015

Okay! I’m going with SHADOW TWIN for the 3rd Black Dog book. I can think of two ways it would be appropriate for Book 3, and in fact depending on how I handle a different plot element, maybe three ways. I expect to have this trouble with every book in the Black Dog series — …
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Busy busy busy: a potpourri of distractions this weekend

April 26th, 2015

I must admit, I have not been a bit busy with writing. Or even writing-related stuff. Life got distracting in general and also (unusually) my actual job intruded on my free time. That’s fine, I don’t mind. I mean, I spent about four or five hours this weekend doing job-related stuff, but I can take …
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Uh, a head transplant, really?

April 26th, 2015

So, evidently this real surgeon intends to really do a head transplant. The patient for Canavero’s first attempt at the head transplant has already been chosen, and identified as Valeri Spidonov. He is a 30-year-old Russian man who has Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which wastes away his muscles and means that his health is rapidly declining. Well, …
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Recent Reading: A POINT OF HONOR by Dorothy J Heydt

April 25th, 2015

So, as you may recall, Dorothy J Heydt is the real name of “Katherine Blake.” Under the former name, Heydt wrote POINT OF HONOR, which came out in 1998 from, let’s see here, DAW. Under the latter name, she wrote AN INTERIOR LIFE which came out in 1990 from Baen. Heydt didn’t write any other …
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Stuff to do while waiting for one of those slow writers to finish a series

April 24th, 2015

It should be illegal for writers to take more than a year to bring out a trilogy, right? Or three years for a seven-book series, say, because we wouldn’t want to rush them. Right? Anyway, here’s a post from Book Riot about how to kill time while waiting and waiting and waiting for the next …
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