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

Journey of the Pale Bear
Falcon in the Glass
Ancient, Strange, and Lovely
Dragon's Milk
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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. What do you regret most?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I've always used "really" a lot. And "actually." I love the world "fierce." Lately I've been overdoing it with "lovely" and "seriously."

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Grilled cheese on honey wheat berry bread, made with Canadian black diamond cheddar. Nectar of the gods!

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to be able to dance a flawless, steamy tango!

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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