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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.87 pounds
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About the Author

Award-winning author Sara Stamey's Cybers Wild Card series of science fiction novels with Berkley/Ace/Putnam netted a Locus Best First Novels listing along with positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, SF Chronicle, and others. She is listed in databases as an early Cyberpunk author along with Gibson and Stephenson, which tickles her. More recently, her psychic-suspense novel ISLANDS won the Chanticleer Paranormal Suspense Award and The Hollywood Book Festival Genre Award, and is described by reviewers as an intellectual thriller and a superior suspense novel....a fast read, a stomping vivid ride. Her near-future thriller THE ARIADNE CONNECTION, a Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize winner and Cygnus Speculative Fiction award winner, draws on her travels through the Greek islands and research into pandemics and geomagnetic reversals. A rocket-paced thrill ride that delivers complex, engaging characters in a laser-sharp plot... while tapping into the deep roots of mythological tradition. (Chanticleer Reviews) Pulses with admirable energy. (William Dietrich, NY Times bestselling author) Her novel PAUSE has won First Place in the Somerset Awards for Women's Fiction. A must-read novel of friendship, love, and killer hot flashes. (bestselling author Mindy Klasky) Sara has indulged her lifelong wanderlust with extended travels in out-of-the-way corners of the globe (inspiring some of her novels); operating a nuclear reactor at Hanford; treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Now resettled in her native Northwest Washington, she taught creative writing for several years at Western Washington University. She stays grounded with her native-plant restoration project in her sprawling Squalicum Creek backyard, shared with wild critters and her cat, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen.


"Stamey's lovely, inspiring, often funny novel... will touch the hearts of readers.... Stamey's achievement is the realistic, down-to-earth, eminently relatable Lindsey and all she offers contemporary readers."

- Publishers Weekly Booklife Review

"Sara Stamey does for fiction what Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert did for memoir-Pause gives a voice to women who are too often invisible in contemporary books. The unforgettable Lindsey Friedland weaves together humor and passion against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty, using her unique voice to deliver a must-read novel about friendship, love, and killer hot flashes."

- USA Today Bestselling author Mindy Klasky

"Sara Stamey's novel PAUSE-whose heroine is a feisty, determined, middle-aged woman endeavoring to restart her love life and a career in journalism-is filled with lyrical prose and pure, thought-provoking joy."

- IndieReader review, 5 stars

"Lindsey's banter with her best friends as well as her complex family dynamics feel extremely realistic.... Lindsey herself is an appealing and capable hero, both intelligent and relatable. A solid, engaging tale about the importance of self-knowledge."

- Kirkus Reviews

"I swiftly found myself enraptured by [main character] Lindsey's environment, determination, and lifestyle.... Stamey's plot is breezy, her treatment of Lindsey's romances works marvelously, and her book is incredibly hard to put down. Her characters are real people you come to care about.... It's most highly recommended."

- Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, 5-Star rating