Annmarie Banks spent the first twenty years of her professional life as a bookseller specializing in out-of-print and antiquarian books.
Since then she has studied many books about the history of the quest for knowledge. Early Western scientists were alchemists and philosophers who were forced to learn about the secrets of Nature by hiding in locked rooms poring over encrypted documents.
Arthur C. Clark’s Third Law, “Any significalty advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” is the inspiration for her series of books exploring the boundaries between what is possible, what is plausible and what remains to be proven. What were those alchemists really doing in those locked towers?
Her Medieval Fantasy Series, “The Elysium Texts” explores these possibilities.
She currently resides in the state of Arizona.
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@jodipicoult My son told me his male friends would not read my novel because it was written by a woman. I needed to change pseudonym. Rly
WIP "Blue Damask" is almost finished. This is my best work yet, I am so excited about it. First draft will be... http://t.co/5vUu19srqg
Necromancer was reviewed by the Historical Novel Society: The Necromancer’s Grimoire (Elysium Texts Series)... http://t.co/20JQEK8bSK