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Award-winning author Vijaya Schartz writes paranormal, sensuality and suspense in exotic, fantasy, historical, or futuristic settings.

Background Information

She pioneered Romantic Science fiction action romance with the ANCIENT ENEMY series and THE CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK Series, as well as single titles like Snatched and Alien Lockdown. Her most recent series are Medieval Fantasy Romance based on authentic post Arthurian legends. The CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE series is edgy and doesn't sugarcoat the middle ages. Reader beware.

She also writes contemporary romantic suspense and even shape shifters. Her novels gathered many awards and five-star reviews. Ashes for the Elephant God, set in India, was once considered for a feature film. All of Vijaya's out of print books are now available in eBook format everywhere, from kindle to nook, Sony, Kobo, from ARe, Omnilit, Smashwords, etc.

Born in France, Vijaya Schartz started writing at age six. As early as sixteen, she studied unexplained phenomena, secret societies and UFO sightings in Europe. Later, she traveled the world and lived in a monastery in India, where she translated spiritual texts from English into French for limited publication. Daredevil since a young age, she became a gymnast in France, a surfer and a martial artist in Hawaii, a climber in the Himalayas, a rough water rider on the Colorado River, and a skydiver in Eloy, Arizona. She traveled extensively and while writing many novels, she published articles and short stories in various Magazines, in England and in America. Now Vijaya writes mainly Romantic Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and three cat (not counting the many strays she feeds in her backyard).

Birth Place
Acheres (78),  France

Noah's Ark placed in the Golden Quill 2013. Black Jaguar finaled in the Golden Quill Awards 2011, Both White Tiger and Red Leopard received awards from The Hope Chest Review. Vijaya's Anaz-voohri, was nominated for the 2006 Reviewers Choice Award at Cataromance and finaled in the Golden Quill Awards. Vijaya's novels RELICS also finaled in the Golden Quill Awards. Previously, Vijaya Schartz won second place in the 2001 Independent Publishers awards in visionary fiction for "Ashes for the Elephant God." Her books were recorded into audiobooks and her novel about India, Ashes for the Elephant God, was once considered for a feature film.

Her most recent novels also received a slew of five star reviews from professional reviewers worldwide.

From Beauty Queen to international gymnast and martial artist, from exhibiting her paintings to a successful acting career in France, Vijaya Schartz has won it all. She speaks several languages, assumed the presidency of the prestigious ARIZONA AUTHORS ASSOCIATION for seven years and won an award for outstanding service to this non-profit organization. She also hosted Authors' Secrets Radio for four years, and this show won best talk show on BCRN in 2002. She is a fiction reviewer for various magazines, and has been editor in chief of the Arizona Literary Magazine.
In 2006, Vijaya received the Desert Rose Award for outstanding contributions toward furthering the growth of the Romance Writers of America, Phoenix Chapter, giving unselfishly of her time and knowledge to fellow members, and her continuing encouragement in helping them achieve the realization of their dreams.
in 2005 Vijaya received an outstanding servide award for her work as President of the Arizona Authors Association for seven years.

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Vijaya Schartz
visit my website, find out where you can meet me at a book signing, enter my contest to win a book, read a short story or an excerpt of one of my novels, or see what I'm working on now. Link to other websites for writers and a writer's calendar for the Phoenix area.

My sci-fi romance blog
Learn about all things Sci-fi Romance and about contest and new releases.

My upcoming books
See what I'm up to, and what's coming later this year and next year.

A medieval fantasy series in the works
From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic Ladies, who roam the medieval world in search of salvation from a curse. For centuries, imbued with hereditary gifts, they hide their deadly secret, stirring passions in their wake as they fight the Viking hordes, send the first knights to the Holy Land, give birth to kings and emperors... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.

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