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About aemayer

A.E. Mayer is an author of fiction, fantasy, and other tales for kiddies great and small. To learn more about Mayer and her books, please visit

Fan Art: Waffledogs Forever

Getting fan mail is pretty cool. But one better is fan art, which I was over the moon to receive from my new friend Robert. Robert likes Temp: An Accidental Fairytale, and recently during a long-winded conference call he took … Continue reading

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Scoop: Dagorhir Slices Up Fun at Blackburn Park

Did you miss me? Aw, that’s sweet. I’m around, but I’ve been busy working on the sequel to Temp and contributing to my alma mater’s alumni blog. If you’re a Mayer fan, then bless you. Enjoy this post about the … Continue reading

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How Lawnmower Debt Made Me a Better Writer

This week, I’m ditching my own blog in favor of guest starring on Washington & Lee’s schmancy new alumni blog. It’s headed up by a snappy young gent by the name of Ryan Catherwood, a guy with a great vision … Continue reading

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Writing is a Lot Like, Umm…

Being hit with a heavy dose of inspiration is a lot like diarrhea. Yeah. I said it. You’re sitting somewhere, minding your own business, when all of a sudden a tide of creative mojo washes over you. Plot problems resolve … Continue reading

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Writing Totally Sucks, But I Love It

Steven King once said that writing, even on the worst day, is a lot like being on a playground. I agree with him. Most of the time. In reality, many times writing is that playground, except it’s haunted by ghostly … Continue reading

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Rural Roller Skating: Evolved, Yet Exactly the Same

I grew up in a relatively rural area where existence was pretty simple. My biggest pleasure in life was getting to sit in the cart at Wal-Mart and snarf down a freshly microwaved bean burrito smothered in cheese ooze, then … Continue reading

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Google’s Newest Product: God

Google has come out with a lot of ritzy gadgets. There’s Google Voice, Chat, TV, you name it. Google is an invaluable tool to me because it answers all my questions. It’s a warm and faithful servant that never lets … Continue reading

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How to Blow Your New Year’s Resolutions With Style

I like New Year’s resolutions. At least, I like them when they’re all shiny and new and un-blown. That always lasts a few days, and then you’re right back where you started, sitting all frowny faced in your stretchy pants … Continue reading

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I Declare the Season’s Coolest New Holiday Tradition: Revenge

This time of year, people like to talk a lot of b.s. about giving, the magic of the season, etc. I’d like to take a different tack and talk about a new seasonal theme that, in my opinion, is just … Continue reading

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Holiday Queries: What to Give People Who Want Nothing

With the holidays coming up, a lot of people find themselves in a pickle. Not a cute pickle ornament on the tree that means a dinky prize if you find it first, but a real honest to goodness problem. If … Continue reading

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