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My name is Angie, and I'm a lifelong bibliophile with a soft spot for YA, urban fantasy, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and mystery novels. In real life I'm an editor for an educational publisher and spend most of my time researching and writing about people and cultures from around the world. 

I have a masters in English literature and am partial to the Victorian period. I spent a few years teaching freshman composition at my local university and, even though I love being an editor, I still miss teaching every day. 

I'm married to an audiophile/photographer who (thankfully) understands obsessive hobbies. I am also Mom to three rascals13-year-old Will, 8-year-old Piper, and 5-year-old Finn (and one two-month-old puppy named Sodapop)all named for characters in books. Can you guess which ones?

Interviews, Profiles, & Guest Blogs

Amour et Florand @ Chachic's Book Nook
Old School Middle Grade Roundtable @ The Book Smugglers
Heroine Week @ Romance Around the Corner
Retell Me a Story @ One Librarian's Book Reviews
If You Like This, You Might Like That @ The Readventurer
Seven Days for Sevenwaters @ Book Harbinger
Women in SF&F Month @ Fantasy Cafe: 2012, 2013
A North & South Celebration @ Melanie's Musings: From a North & South Fangirl
Queen's Thief Week @ Chachic's Book Nook: Bibliovangelizing the Queen's Thief Series
Christmas Couples Countdown @ Not Enough Bookshelves
Best Retellings @ Steph Su Reads
We Love YA! @ Chachic's Book Nook
Books We Love @ Book Chick City
Literary Love Event @ See Michelle Read: It's All About the Slow Burn
Pursuing the Lioness Challenge @ Tempting Persephone
Peace Love & Pat: Bookpushers Anonymous
Guest Blog for Smugglivus @ The Book Smugglers: 20082009, 20102011, 2012
YA Appreciation Month @ The Book Smugglers: Angie on Reading Young Adult Books
Guest Dare @ The Book Smugglers: Review of Mr. Impossible
Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blogger Interview Swap at Muse Book Reviews, Her Book Self, and Wordsmithonia

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