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"Some people say that writing Fantasy is escapism. Sure. But real life never really escapes. No matter how odd my worlds are, my life experiences inexorably end up woven into them. That's like escaping, yes, but with a cellmate chained to your leg." ~ The incredible Me.

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Miranda Mayer tries not to take herself too seriously. She's first generation American, from parents of completely different cultures. She was born in Colorado, raised in Europe, speaks four languages and snails and squid top of her favourite foods list. Humour is paramount in her life; as well as tenderness, good Alsatian white wine, chocolate, forgiveness and friendship. All in all, she has a strange and interesting perspective.

She's an escapist writer; which in her mind, means she tries to write fantasy at all costs; occasionally waxing poetic when simple paragraphs just don't cut it. She has been writing since she could hold a pen and favoured gifts of lined paper and pens over toys for holidays and birthdays. She writes fiction on the most part; not quite ready to delve into her realities until she's comfortable with it; however, Miranda never quite escapes from writing her own reality, experiences, past and passions into her fiction books and stories--people who ask which characters are modeled after her; she answers, "all of them". Every character, every moment is imbued with a part of her experience.

Miranda is a fly-by-the seat writer. She prefers to call it 'organic' writing--where she begins with a character and some sort of situation, and just goes from there. "I'm not disciplined enough to work with outlines and such. I don't make myself write when I don't feel like it, because it always comes out forced and boring. I think the way I write tends to keep things unpredictable; and we all need a little bit of that sometimes." She does however, envy disciplined writers, who have the whole story all outlined before they even sit down to write. She is awed by prolific writers, like S.M. Stirling; "I've finished five books in my life. I have about 400 false-starts just idling in my computer... awaiting their turn."

Miranda published her first novel in 2007 "Tinna's Promise"; a dark adult fantasy. This novel has received rave reviews.  She is now preparing to release the sequel "Tinna's Might", which follows Tinna twenty years after the events in the first book.

Miranda lives near Mount Hood in Oregon with her husband and two small demon-spawn dogs. She owns and rides a stocky Belgian draft horse, and wishes someday to own her own horse farm.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein.

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"Tinna's Promise" now available through booksellers. "Tinna's Might" coming soon.

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