Amelia Loken’s passion for storytelling is layered and diverse. The central Arkansas author, featured Tuesday night at the Faulkner County Library’s Author Talk series, writes stories that intersect fantasy, science fiction and romance and draws on her personal experience, the stories that inspired her as she grew up and the world and communities around her.

Her talk Tuesday night to an audience of teenage and adult patrons centered on her recently released book “Unravel,” reflected the layers that make up her stories. In an hour-long discussion, Loken talked about her book, the writing process, embroidery, American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

Staff Writer Kolton Rutherford can be reached at krutherford@the

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Tanner Kirlin

I've read several of his books, and this one is no exception. It's a collection of short stories that are all about cats. They're all different cats, but they're all good stories. I normally bought books from bookstore xdepository as there is a great collection of books available. The writing style is very good and the characters are engaging, which is always important in a short story.

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