Vera Nazarian

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Written By: Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian

Vera Nazarian
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Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist author, award-winning artist, publisher of Norilana Books, musician, philosopher, and creator of wonder.

Don’t be shy!  Click around. Peek under the covers and around corners. Stare at the shadows and look directly into the light.

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  1. Bill Bodden says:

    Congratulations on the new site! I look forward to reading your blog posts.

  2. Ken Gire says:

    Dear Vera,

    I quote you in an upcoming book of mine: “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

    Beautifully said.

    I couldn’t find a reference for it on the web. Could you tell me where you wrote that? And on what page.

    Thanks so much!


  3. Cheryl says:

    Hi Vera,

    I have loved the Cobweb bride and Cobweb Empire and have been waiting on tenterhooks for the third book. When will it be available to buy as I have been going through and it is still not listed.

    Hope you are having a great Christmas and best wishes for the new year!



    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Thanks so much for asking, Cheryl! :-) Glad you’re enjoying the Cobweb Bride books!

      The book (Cobweb Forest, book three) is delayed about a week as I am putting finishing touches on it, and it should be available by December 31st!

      If you want to be notified as soon as it’s out, you can subscribe to my new release notification list:

      Thanks again for dropping by! :-)


  4. Jere Mullen says:

    Finished Cobweb Bride and have started on number two, so glad I will be able to get three without waiting too long! I love your series. In fact I am reading them on my Kimdle, but, they are a keeper I will be buying them in hard back forms.

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Dear Jere,

      Thank you for your kind words and I am thrilled you are enjoying the Cobweb Bride books! The third volume is coming in just a few days! :-)

      Thanks so much for dropping by!


  5. Michael Lee Hoenig RPhT says:


    I had no idea how honored I was to have been befriended by you on Facebook!

    If you ever visit the Omaha Metro (Nebraska) I would *love* to meet you. (Not that I’m much of a conversationist…)

  6. Evelyne Irimies says:

    I’ve been awaiting the release of the 3rd Cobweb Bride Book and although the website says it’s available via B&N, it is not. When will it be available so that I may purchase it on my Nook?


    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Thanks for asking, Evelyne, and so glad you are enjoying the books! :-)

      The third book, Cobweb Forest has been released on December 31, 2013, and is gradually propagating in the global distribution system and showing up in various online bookstores.

      It should be up on Barnes & Noble in a few days, depending on how fast they get it processed. (Could be any day now, keep checking, My guess is by next Friday!)

      In the meantime you can buy the Nook edition (EPUB format) from Smashwords here:

      Hope this helps! :-)


  7. Cheryl says:

    Hi Vera,

    Just finished The Cobweb Forest and it was amazing! I couldn’t put it down, started yesterday afternoon and was simply oblivious to the world around me. Absolutely loved it! I will definitely miss Percy and Beltain.

    Thank you so much :)

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Thank you so much fr the kind words, Cheryl! :-)

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the books, and believe me, I also miss Percy and Beltain and the others!

      The good news is, I think I will write a short bonus story about them in a few months… :-)

  8. I just finished Cobweb Bride. But this has begun my appreciation of your writing abilities! Holy Mackeral as my Grandfather used to say! I am a prolific reader, often digesting several books a month. When a top quality book fibds its way onto my plate, I surely know it. Cobweb Bride was a filet mignon among many burgers so thank you! I look forward to the next with overly eager anticipation. Literally like Chtistmas in July, no pun intended since it actually IS July!

  9. Robin Harsh says:

    I finished Cobweb Bride just a few moments ago and am still fizzing with the wonderful excitement of finding a really, really good storyteller. I’m thrilled to see how many other books you have for me to explore, especially the Cobweb sequels. And Austen! Oh, this is going to be fun!

  10. Arthur says:

    Hello vera.

    I love your quote about the nutcracker. May I cite you and this line: “The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” for an upcoming self published book in my area? Thank you very much!

  11. Eswar says:

    Beautiful Quotes..
    My Website has your most famous
    quote about Books as it’s Mast.
    Thanks and regards,
    Eswar Velury

  12. Tricia Salese says:

    Hi Vera,
    I just discovered your Cobweb Bride series and I am hooked! I just ordered the 2nd e-book to read this upcoming weekend. I am an avid reader of everything, and I don’t normally write to authors, but the story really impressed me – your writing is Gorgeous!

    I can’t recall how I found the first book, but isn’t that how it’s supposed to be some times?
    Please keep writing and I promise to keep reading.

    Tricia Salese – Berkeley Heights, NJ

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Dear Tricia,

      Thank you so much! What a pleasure to know you are enjoying the series! And thank you immensely for caring enough to let me know! :-)


      Vera (happy author!)

  13. vkut says:

    Hello vera.

    I love your quote:

    “Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.”

    Have a great Christmas and best wishes for the new year!


  14. Morgan says:

    I’m a teen and I really love your Atlantis Grail book! I don’t know what to do with my life now while I’m waiting on the last two and I’m so impatient when I really want something, hahaha! The ending killed me, though. My heart broke a little bit. It was so good!

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Dear Morgan,

      Wow, thank you! :-) There are no better words to hear, and it warms my author heart! So glad that the Atlantis Grail has connected with you!

      I promise the next book is coming soon, and so many new and wonderful revelations, twists, and turns are ahead for all your favorite characters… So, stay tuned, hang in there, and, patience! :-) Because to say anything else would be spoilers!

  15. Shreya says:

    You have the greatest magical power of words. I am reading QUALIFY: The Atlantis Grail (Book One) and I am now beyond words.I just love it. You have the skills of one among a quadrillion of the best bestsellers. I am midnightsqueeen from wattpad and I am grateful to it for it is what has introduced you to me. I love to read books and that’s what I am doing most of the time on internet. Yours is the best I have found yet.I am a great fan of yours. I wish that you continue writing and typing such enchanting stories.I am impatient for the rest

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      Dear Shreya / midnightsqueen,

      You’ve just made my day! :-) How absolutely wonderful to get your lovely note! I am so glad you are enjoying QUALIFY, and there are plenty more stories to read, if you want to try my other work.

      Start here, where everything is free:

      Enjoy! :-) And thanks again so much for dropping by from Wattpad! You are always welcome here!

  16. zepure bakmazian says:

    an honor and privilege to meet an Armenian who is doing great work,, sorry I have not read any of your books because I did not know about you and it was through a meditation literature that I found a quote by you .. and being a true Armenian I started to investigate and here I am .. I would love to talk one day because you seem like someone I could be friends with ,, I love fantasy books because it takes me away from everyday reality .. I am so proud of you .. it is our 100th anniversary of the GENOCIDE I was wondering if you were going to do something to promote this to your followers to show everyone that we as ARMENIANS are unique and diverse in all fields,,, love to hear from you

  17. bella says:

    Hi Vera,
    I am reflecting on one of your quotes for an assignment:
    “whenever you read a good book somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”
    and I was just wondering what you meant by it because I think it means that when you read a good book it opens your mind to new ideas, possibilities and cultures.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    • Vera Nazarian says:

      That’s one way of looking at it, sure, Bella. However I meant it as a greater whole.

      The world, or all of us, is composed of a certain cumulative amount of common knowledge and enlightenment. The more each one of us reads and learns, the more we “improve” upon our greater cumulative store of awareness, wisdom, knowledge, and goodness — what I mean by light.

      Thanks for asking, and good luck! :-)

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