- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: HQ Young Adult - US (1 September 2009)
- ISBN-10: 1741167752
- ISBN-13: 978-1741167757
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Magic Study Paperback – 1 Sep 2009
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About the Author
When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn't in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not exciting…at all. Bored at work and needing a creative outlet, she started writing fantasy and science fiction stories. Over a dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Masters of Arts degree in Writing from Seton Hill University, where she is now a faculty member.
Her favorite color is red. She loves dogs, but is allergic, instead she has a big black tom cat named…Kitty (apparently naming cats isn't in her skill set either). Maria also has a husband and two children who are an inspiration for her writing when they aren't being a distraction. Note that she mentions her cat before her family. When she's not writing she's either playing volleyball, traveling, or taking pictures. Being a writer, though, is a ton of fun. Where else can you take fencing lessons, learn how to ride a horse, study martial arts, learn how to pick a lock, take glass blowing classes and attend Astronomy Camp and call it research? Maria will be the first one to tell you it's not working as a meteorologist.
Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at MariaVSnyder.com.
You can also follow Maria on Facebook and Goodreads.
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Yelena is shown to have a truly tender heart in this book, proof that your upbringing and your past hurts dont have any sway over the way you act in the future.
Ms Snyder has magic in her own veins as strong as any Story Weaver!
Can't wait to read the next one! Certainly took the boredom out of being stuck in bed with a cold!