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Deborah J. Ross

I've written and edited fantasy and science fiction for over thirty years.

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Deborah J. Ross is an award-nominated writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction, with over a dozen novels and five dozen short stories in print. Recent books include Thunderlord and The Children of Kings (with Marion Zimmer Bradley); Collaborators (Lambda Literary Finalist/James Tiptree Jr. Award recommended list, as Deborah Wheeler), and The Seven-Petaled Shield epic fantasy trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in F & SF, Asimov's, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, Realms of Fantasy, and Sword & Sorceress. She’s edited Lace and Blade, Masques of Darkover, and other anthologies and novels. Her work has earned Honorable Mention in Year's Best SF, and nominations for Gaylactic Spectrum Award, the National Fantasy Federation Speculative Fiction Award for Best Author, and inclusion in the Locus Recommended Reading and Kirkus notable new release lists. She has served as Secretary to the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the Board of Directors of Book View Café, and the jury for the Philip K. Dick Award. When she's not writing, she knits for charity, plays classical piano, and studies yoga.

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Jaydium

By Deborah J. Ross

Hungry for "a wild and woolly journey through time and space," some really cool aliens, and a touch of romance? “Beautifully executed . . . marks [Ross} as a stellar new talent.”— Catherine Asaro in MINDSPARKS “There is an emphasis on the quest for peace that is unusual when so many novels focus on the quest for dominance and victory.”— Tom Easton in ANALOG

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Northlight

By Deborah J. Ross

She’s a Ranger, a wild and savvy knife-fighter, determined to get help in finding her partner who’s lost on the treacherous northern border. He’s a scholar who sees visions, eager to escape the confines of city life and the shadow of his charismatic mother. With the assassination of a beloved leader and the city in turmoil, the two have only each other to turn to.

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Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope

By Deborah J. Ross

From the ancient Indus Valley to post-apocalyptic California come fourteen tales of love, redemption, and hope…and occasional humor.

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Pearls of Fire, Dreams of Steel

By Deborah J. Ross

A short fantasy potpourri of dragons and toads, horses and thieves, mothers and daughters, and lovers and villains, with an occasional salamander.

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Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life

By Deborah J. Ross

A cup of inspiration, a dash of understanding, and a generous serving of wisdom for writers new and old. From the desk of writer and editor Deborah J. Ross comes a collection of warm, insightful essays on the writing life: including getting started, negotiating with the Idea Fairy and creating memorable characters, writing queries, surviving bad reviews, dealing with life’s interruptions, confronting creative jealousy, and nourishing yourself and your creative muse.

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Azkhantian Tales

By Deborah J. Ross

Across the Azkhantian steppe, warrior women ride to battle against foes both human and supernatural. From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield come four fantasy tales, originally published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress.

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