Oliver, Gloria I. 1964-

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OLIVER, Gloria I. 1964-


Born March 28, 1964, in Rio Piedras, PR; daughter of Ramon (in sales) and Natalia (in insurance; maiden name, Stigers; present surname, Duval) Perez Alvarez; married John Oliver (a software engineer) May 10, 1982; children: Jessica. Ethnicity: "Puerto Rican." Education: University of Texas—Dallas, B.A., 1994. Hobbies and other interests: Japanese animation, reading, translating manga.


Home—Colony, TX 75056. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Zumaya Publications, P.O. Box 44062, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5B 4Y2. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer and translator.


In the Service of Samurai (fantasy), Zumaya Publications (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), 2002.

Wings of Angels, Zumaya Publications (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), 2003.


Gloria I. Oliver told CA: "After many years trying to perfect my craft, one day I stumbled on the fact that writing, in its essence, it very much like music. Not only does there need to be a plot and theme, but the words have to flow. If they don't, they will jar readers out of the reality in which you are hoping to immerse them."