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Heather Newby

I learned to read before I was four, and haven't stopped since. When I taught five to seven-year-olds and had three children of my own, I hadn't much space left for writing, but I managed short stories and poems from time to time. Later I was able to join a writers' group and found it ideal for making me work to improve technique, style, plotting etcetera. Tamlyn jumped out of a short story and demanded I do more. I've so enjoyed the experience, especially finding that plots and characters develop minds of their own and insist on doing their own thing as you go along. I can't imagine it, but if anybody should ask me for a piece of advice about writing it would be, "Don't say ‘I could write a book' - do it." It's great fun.


  • City and Citadel


    Tamlyn has always considered that his life in the Citadel is a good one. Since he was born he has been taught that the High Lord Zerac is a caring and kindly ruler, and he looks forward to serving him in the future.

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