BioBorn in a province known for butterfly knives, strong coffee and feisty people; raised in a mixed background of agriculture and industry. Her childhood was a combination of rural and urban. By three, she had acquired an incurable reading habit.
As a child, she was a woodland spirit with the power to absorb energy from nature. As a teenager, she had to resort to writing tearful poetry to balance her otherwise happy social life.
One grandfather nurtured her with stories of myths, legends and fantastical beings; another took her trekking. She collected fairy tales, wrote poetry and short stories, and developed an affinity for herbs, spices and trees.
She became an entrepreneur and a proud sales professional when she grew up but remains a storyteller to her core. She finally stopped dillydallying and answered her calling to become a writer. Now responds to Oz Mari G., her pen name.
She has also written two business books, in 2017, Fueled by Fear, Fortified by Pride, Powered by Logic, and in 2018, Virtual Real Estate Made Easy. Both books were published in Amazon UK under her professional name, Grace Barbara Granlund.
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For centuries, the Viscerebus or viscera-eaters, live hidden in plain sight within human societies, she is a young Erdia, a half-human, half-Vis who longs for a life of simple freedom - to make friends and live openly as a human. He is a young Iztari, a Vis warrior with something to prove, tasked at implementing their laws and keeping the Veil of Secrecy. She left her privileged but secret life to go after what she wants, and they sent him on a mission to get her back. Along the way, it became a choice between a life she wanted, the goal he set out for himself, or the love they did not ask for.
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