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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

Three tropes I would like to include in a book eventually –

April 15th, 2014

First of all, an older woman protagonist. I greatly appreciate it when someone else puts an older woman front and center in a book, such as in PALADIN OF SOULS by Bujold or THE WHEEL OF THE INFINITE by Martha Wells or, um, yeah, I’m sure there must be more older female protagonists, but right …
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Spring! And updates –

April 14th, 2014

Cleverly flowering between last week’s freeze and tonight’s freeze, my baby Magnolia ‘Butterflies.’ This is one of the best modern yellows. I believe it’s a selection off the normal saucer magnolia, so my guess is it will be a small tree rather than a shrub. Mine is just a baby, about five feet tall. I …
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Loglines

April 11th, 2014

A logline is an elevator pitch. Huh. I didn’t know that. Have I heard the term before and it went wooosh over my head, or have I just mostly heard people say “elevator pitch”? If you aren’t familiar with either term, then basically an elevator pitch is a one-sentence hook for your novel that kind …
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Whew –

April 11th, 2014

Here’s the first review of The Islands of Chaldea that I’ve seen posted by someone I follow. And it’s positive. Good to know. It would be so disappointing if DWJ’s last unfinished book was weak. Brandy says, “While not as wonderful as my favorite DWJ books, it is still very good. And a not as …
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A geologic history of Westeros –

April 10th, 2014

No, really. Start with a supercontinent and off you go: Geologic events occurring XX million years ago (Mya) on Westeros: (today) The size of the Game of Thrones planet (25 Mya) The Earth split Westeros from Essos (30-40 Mya) When Dorne boiled (40 Mya) Land of ice (60-80 Mya) The rise of the Black Mountains …
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