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Fact #1: Our world is far more vast than you think.
Fact #2: Myriad worlds exist alongside ours.
Fact #3:
 
Unusual beings live among us, but once you get to know them they aren’t so strange anymore.
Fact #4: Magic and science coexist.

An Excerpt from Beth Cato’s CALL OF FIRE

An Excerpt from Beth Cato’s CALL OF FIRE

Last year, I read Beth Cato’s BREATH OF EARTH, the first book in her Blood of Earth series. Though I have a policy of not reviewing any works of fiction or even commenting about them in public, I must say I loved the read. I was also thoroughly impressed with the level of detail Beth built into her world, as well as the huge, huge fast-paced action.

Now, CALL OF FIRE, book two in the series is out!…  Read More »

Finally, GwenPhua.com is Revamped

Finally, GwenPhua.com is Revamped

For years I resisted updating Wordpress, for fear stuff would break down and I’d have a heap of work. I also strongly resisted revamping this site, because … heap of work. I wanted to write novels rather than sort through code. There was a reason I didn’t major in computer science. I HATE debugging!! However, one can only resist the tide for so long.…  Read More »

The Awesomeness of Getting an Agent

Despite having written and published non-fiction books and articles for real money over the years–and having people commission me to write that stuff–I never quite felt like a real writer. Even publishing a short story in an anthology didn’t help much. But now that I finally have an agent, a great one at that, I feel so much more assured as a writer.…  Read More »

23andme Explains My Odd Hair

23andme Explains My Odd Hair

In 2014, I spat some saliva into a plastic kit, and in a few weeks, my genes were spelled out to me. It was a long list of letters and numbers, consisting of rsid identifiers, genotypes (A, G, C, T combos), and their positions. Raw data I couldn’t read. Back then, 23andme mainly offered ancestry reports, which were never of interest to me. I took the test purely for medical (preventive) reasons, and relied entirely on my sister, a doctor specializing in integrative medicine, to get the data interpreted (only partially though). Anyhow, I’m not here to talk about my SNPs or mutations, but my hair!…  Read More »

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