Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves

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Book One. This series tells of the Greatest Adventures In Modern Elvish History. Challenges and battles abound. Join Amanda Ackers and elves, dwarves, witches, wizards, and other creatures, as she finds a long lost and powerfully Wizitched artifact, that she was never meant to find. She must learn to control the spirits trapped within it, or all the good within all realms, will perish. More
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About GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Update Notice: July 14, 2016.

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.

Sasha and I apologize for the delay of book four of our Amanda Ackers series. We have both had some health issues, so, my writing is on hold for a while.

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment as new authors.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first three books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release version. We had never thought of doing a pre-release, but thought it was a great idea! It gave many a chance to read book two and three of Amanda’s adventures, before we actually published it. Thanks to all of you!

We are most humbled by the response we have received, and thank you from the top, middle and bottom of our hearts!

If anyone would like to correspond with us, please shoot us an email when you get the chance, we would love to hear from you.

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Hello and thank you for visiting our page.

My name is Sasha Gabriel, and I would like to take a few moments to say a little about Glenn and myself.

They say that creativity belongs to the young. Well, not always. Young at heart, I’ll buy, but nothing else.

Writing is relatively new for me. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my 60+ years. But writing seemed daunting. How do you write an idea to get over to other people without boring them to death? How do you write conversations that sound like the people who are speaking them?

Once I studied the “how to’s” a bit, and with the encouragement from Glenn, my wonderful husband and best friend, I started writing.

And I love it. So does Glenn.

Writing has opened a door for me that nothing else has – my imagination has soared and I’m absolutely thrilled and thankful, from the bottom of my heart, that others like my writing, as well.

Both Glenn and I have written and published very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these were also entered into a writing contest with that directive.

At the same time, both Glenn and I are writing novels (Glenn’s is awesome!!!! Think the depth of Lord of the Rings with the immediacy of Harry Potter and you’ve got it!).

But I want to share something with you all… Glenn has battled Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia almost his entire life. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but try living with them on a daily basis!

Even so, Glenn has worked to overcome the more serious side effects and his talent in writing, painting, and all over creativity is nothing short of staggering.

Honestly… I’m running to keep up with him but I’m mostly just out of breath!

So… the bottom line is… we’re all just human with all our challenges and it’s those challenges that make what we create that much better.

Please… If you like to read… then write. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin. If you don’t know how start, or where to find ideas for a story or chapter, please contact Glenn. He has helped over 30 people to date get started, and published, and does it for FREE.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents if you just give writing a try.
And, again… Thank You all for your kind and generous words of appreciation for our stories!

It means the world to us!


Glenn here.

Just wanted to add that we never thought anyone would even read our work, let alone have downloaded our little stories now over 300,000 times.

Because of the kind words from you all, I will continue to write. I have, as Sasha had mentioned, been writing the Amanda Ackers novel series, with Sasha contributing several chapters to each book. I now have 21 other novels started.

I had only begun writing the novel for fun, for our grandson Logan. I was not going to publish it, just print it out to give to him. However, with all the encouragement I have received via email, from those reading our little short stories, I have decided to publish the Amanda Ackers series for FREE here on The series is also in print on and, but of course, being in print, I have to charge for them.
My many thanks to all of you, for your continued support.

Please feel free to contact Sasha and I at the following email address. We would love to hear from you, even to just say hi:

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Reviews of Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves by GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Angela Radomi reviewed on Oct. 4, 2017

Impossible for me to read due to every 10th word being in italics. You really think that an author with any type of learning disability would know better. I tried my best to ignore them or read them but I just can't
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Kristy Y reviewed on Sep. 13, 2015

I'm 126 pages into this book and can't read anymore. All that has happened is a girl goes from one deadly situation to another and never needs food, sleep and all the wounds that are described would have killed anyone else long ago. How long does it take to set a book up! Maybe the books are great but this 1st part has just taken too long if each section is this long and drawn out I won't be able to take it.
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Alessiakate reviewed on Sep. 1, 2015

Dear authors I recently came across your series and I loved all your books so very much that I just couldn't help myself from completing the series in mere days ... they had me glued to my phone and has become so addictive that I even started dreaming about amanda and her adventures... I'm sooo looking forward to the release of the 4th book in the series ... hoping that you'll complete the book and release it real soon ... thank you for your Amazing work ... God bless. ..
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Srinivas Rao Gujjar reviewed on April 22, 2014
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Great Story ......!
When is the next edition coming....?
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lena lindsay reviewed on April 9, 2014

Read it.....I dont need to explain a damn thing right now....If you are reading this review, fate has brought you here and is telling you to read this story. Though I am a little upset how it underminds a certain religion, I am happy I read it and you will be too...I ONLY started reading about 2 weeks ago and I am already waiting for book three...and believe it or not this is where the suspense begins...Read it...Not for me...not for the Gabriels, but for yourself.

I hope you enjoy this heart gripping adventure.
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Nick Hare reviewed on Oct. 4, 2013
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This is refreshingly new way of writing. Sasha and Glenn have taken "Harry Potter" to new a new level. I have read books from Terry Brooks, Robin Hobbs, Sara Douglas etal. I found it confusing at the start, but now I find that I cannot put the book down.

I have to give this 5 stars for effort alone
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Jeannie Matthews reviewed on June 9, 2013

I found this book and decide to give it a try. I am so glad that I did. Not only did I enjoy it, but my grandson has fallen in love with Amanda. This is truly a series the whole family can and will enjoy. I strongly encourage you to guve this series a try.
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Tad Walden reviewed on March 3, 2013

Found out about this book on Twitter. Visited their blog and read all the question people had emailed them. I found it interesting and decided to download the book. I can't tell you how glad I am that I did. I read the book from cover to cover three times (skipping the rather long prologue), and found something new with each read, new questions I found myself asking. I love that. I have the feeling that this series is very deep in back-story, which is being given to us a little at a time. I love a good read that makes you question why some things are happening, or, how someone could possibly survive what Amanda goes through within just the first two chapters. In book one, we do have some of the answers given, but, I have the feeling that book two is going to begin with excitement, since this book left off with a battle against evil wizards and huge vicious spiders. I loved the ending, and can’t wait to see what happens right off in book two!
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Tasha Parker reviewed on March 3, 2013

After reading all the outstanding reviews, with some poor ones mixed in, which you seem to find even on the top authors sites, I decided to give this first book of the series a try. I am thrilled I took the chance. Has to be one of the best stories I've come across in a good many years. As another review stated, the prologue is way too long, but is being edited for the Second Edition according to Twitter. I did not have any problem whatsoever with the chapter on the witch hunts, but, to each their own, and, yes according to Twitter, the authors are taking that section out. I too was much surprised to learn that the authors have never written before. This series is simply outstanding and leaves you wanting more. I only signed up with Smashwords to leave the review on book one since I love it so much, and, since I've now read book two twice, will leave a review for that as well. I've learned that many teaches in schools across the country, are reading this series to their younger students. I've read the first two books to my three children and they love the story. All I can say is, get this series or the Second Edition when it comes out, you will not be disappointed.
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Tami Lee reviewed on March 3, 2013

I agree with the two previous posts, this is an absolutely outstanding series! I love fantasy stories and loved the Harry Potter series, and loved the Lord of the Rings as well. The Amanda Ackers series is right up there with those. I had not looked at the authors bios before reading another review. I just read their bio and was also stunned they have never written anything before, and one of them suffers from dyslexia and others. Great series. I agree with many that it's very hard to get used to the hundreds of italics, but, they do warn you that the use is because this is written in the style of the High Elves. I think the prologue was way too long, but I've read on Twitter that they are editing book one, and very much shortening the prologue, and are also taking out what many deem an offensive chapter which some think is a slap to Christians. Well, I'm a Christian, and I even loved that chapter, since everything stated is true. Yes, the Church has apologized for the witch hunts and the massive tortures blessed by the Pope and Church. I though the chapter fit the story very well, but others are just too sensitive! Five Stars for sure as others have stated. Low ratings have got to be given by people who have not read the entire book, or, just give low ratings to puff themselves up.
Outstanding series!
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