Susan Fletcher

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Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of Journey of the Pale Bear; as well as the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s MilkFlight of the Dragon KynSign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely; and the award-winning Alphabet of DreamsShadow SpinnerWalk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at Susan Fletcher.com.

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Books by this Author

Falcon in the Glass
Ancient, Strange, and Lovely
Flight of the Dragon Kyn
Sign of the Dove
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I have a hard time identifying with most people in history books -- the great and the powerful. But I like to imagine I could be somebody like Marie Curie. She found something interesting and valuable to do, and she just kept at it every day, not knowing if she would discover something awesome, but willing to put in the time, to try.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Hiking, biking, hanging out with friends.  Or reading, latte in hand.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret waiting so long, out of fear, to get serious as a writer.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I mess up so often myself, that I try to be understanding when others do likewise.

Author Voices

August 21, 2013

Many years ago, when I was mulling some backstory issues for Dragon’s Milk, I speculated that if a person were to, say, drink dragon’s milk over a significant period of time, her eyes might turn bright green. And also, she could maybe communicate in a sort of magical way with birds. Kind of like in the old legend of Sigurd, where he tastes the liver of a dragon and can understand the language of birds. In my books, though, the acquired traits would be passed on to the person’s children and children’s children. Anyway, I called these people bird kenners. To ken being an old-fashioned way of saying to... see more

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