Susan Fletcher

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Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, Sign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely as well as the award-winning Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, Walk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at SusanFletcher.com.

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Books by this Author

Falcon in the Glass
Shadow Spinner
Ancient, Strange, and Lovely
Dragon's Milk
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. 1. Kindness. 2. Sense of humor. 3. Sense of perspective about one's importance in the scheme of things.

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 is your greatest achievement?

A. My daughter has grown up to be amazing.  I'm pretty much busting with pride, Kellywise, though I know I can claim only a small part of the credit.

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.

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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