Publication Order of Indigo Springs Books
|Indigo Springs||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blue Magic||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Wild Things||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Child of a Hidden Sea||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Daughter of No Nation||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Stories
|The Cage||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Sorrow Fair||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Among the Silvering Herd||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Color of Paradox||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Alyxandra Margaret Dellamonica or better known as A M Dellamonica is a popular Canadian novelist, who has written a few interesting and successful novels in her career. She was born on February 25, 1968 in Calgary Canada. Mostly, she likes to write her novels based on the science fiction genre, but she has also written a few other novels in the mystery, thriller and fantasy genres. Dellamonica has been actively writing novels and short stories since the 1980s and has published more than 30 short stories in her writing career. One of the sub-genres in which she has also written novels is the alternate history genre. Her success as an established novelist can be easily understood from the fact that a couple of her anthologies based on the science fiction genre have been selected as the Year’s Best in the years 2002 and 2007. Apart from writing novels, Dellamonica also teaches online creative writing course in collaboration with the UCLA Extension Writers Program as well as gives genuine reviews about the science fiction websites and books. She had once attended a Writers Workshop named Clarion West in the year 1995.
In her entire writing career, Dellamonica has received a number of prestigious awards and nominations, some of which include the Sunburst Award in 2010, the Canada Council of Arts in the year 2005 as an Emerging Artist. The nominations include the Sidewise Award in the year 2005 for alternate history. As of today, author Dellamonica lives in Toronto, Ontario and spends most of her time in writing fantasy and science fiction novels. She has said publicly that she is a lesbian and is legally married to one. Whenever she gets some free time from her writing work, she likes to click beautiful pictures. Her lesbian wife’s name is Kelly and the two live happily along with a couple of cats named Chinchilla and Lorenzo. As a child, Dellamonica used to spend her days in a number of community theatres, where she used to prompt the actors who used to forget their dialogues. She also used to run errands for sound techs and carpenters and would also scramble the 18 foot ladder for hanging the lighting instruments. After growing up as an adult, she spent a couple of seasons with a theater company and began working as a male whiskey trader from the third season onwards. She performed for a few more times before sticking to her first passion, which is writing fantasy and science fiction novels. As she began her writing passion as a young adult, she kept on learning new things. And after completing a writers workshop in 1995, Dellamonica had become a better writer. In the meantime, she also got help from her patient editors, teachers as well as her fellow authors. Due to all these, she kept on getting better and better.
A M Dellamonica has written many short stories and novels in her career and along with that she has also written a couple of novel series’. One among them is the Astrid Lethewood series. The series consists of a couple of novels published in the years 2009 and 2011. The first novel of the series was titled ‘Indigo Springs’ and was published by the Tor Books publishing house. The novel deals with the life of the main character named Astrid Lethewood. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Indigo Springs is depicted as a sleepy town, where everything seems to be pretty normal. But as soon as Astrid’s father dies, things begin to change. She is forced to move into her father’s house after his death, where she discovers that her father had been practicing magic for many years. The magic flowed in the form of a blue stream, thereby leaking into her father’s house from the beneath the surface of the earth. After a little while, Astrid begins to use a liquid named Vitagua for enchanting the household items in the house of her father. Soon, she comes to realize that the liquid had some magic into it and because of it, the watch had become chanted and allowed the wearer to be at the right place and at the right time. The pendant had also become chanted and allowed the wearer to convince anyone about anything. However, as the events unfold in the town of Indigo Springs, the real potential of the Vitagua liquid gets revealed. As Astrid embarks on a journey along with her friends unwittingly, she experiences devastating power, change and disturbing future. Because of the magic, the friends had become enemies, whereas the enemies had become friends. Soon, Astrid Lethewood comes to know about several secrets from her shrouded days of childhood, which were capable of taking her to a strange destiny that she had never imagined before. The novel became highly successful among the readers and this helped it to be nominated and win the Sunburst Award in the year 2010 in the Best Adult novel category.
The second novel of the Astrid Lethewood series was published under the title ‘Blue Magic’ and was released by the Tor Books publishing house. The novel is considered as the sequel to the first novel of the series and was regarded as an astute, complex, utterly believable, highly original and eerie in nature. The plot of the novel begins from the end of the first novel, in which Astrid Lethewood had discovered the river of magical Vitagua liquid under her father’s house, situated in the small town of Indigo Springs in Oregon. The liquid has the tendency of changing everything that it touches. After some time, the secret of the magical Vitagua liquid becomes known to many people and it is believed that the world will not remain same because of the magic. One of the best friends of Astrid, Sahara gets corrupted because of the blue magic. She has developed into a cult and thinks of ruling the world. However, Astrid Lethewood tries to help the people of the world to heal from the evil magic of Sahara. The plot of the novel turns into a saga of conflicting ambitions, which causes the friends to pit against each other. The ones who hate the blue magic combine into a destructive conflagration and magic stands against magic, whereas the powers of the nations come together against the zealots, which is a small band. The novel depicted a powerful story about how the private lives of the characters changed because of magic. It gives a perfect account of a tale of a magic-filled world and its consequences on the people.Book Series In Order » Authors » A.M. Dellamonica