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Sela Narian
Real Name Suzie/Suzanne
Location Katzrin, Israel
Birthday February 15, 1982
TarValon.Net Information
Affiliation Brown Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Title
Join Date April 23, 2004
Bonded to Darim Pelegro
Link to Forum Profile

Sela Narian is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah with over fifteen years of Tower membership and several staff, admin, and executive administration contributions. In the past, she has served as Head of the Brown Ajah, Director of Communications, Editor of the Tar Valon Times, and multiple other staff positions. IRL, she is a writer, editor, and educational designer, working in the software industry. She is working on two novels (twelve novels) (two hundred novels) at the same time and is determined to be published eventually.

She performs at conventions in the Wheel of Time group, The Flaming Sisters, with Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin, singing songs they co-wrote. Sela is also the creator, writer, and director of The Wheel of Time Interpretive Dance: The Eye of the World, an insane show which has performed multiple times at Dragon*Con and JordanCon.

Sela is first-sister to Ne'mireth Simoua and sister-in-law to Toral Delvar. She exists as one half of the HinJew, a supernatural synthesis of Zashara Da'sainne's and Sela's souls, which makes them both terrifying and magnificent. She is Bonded to Darim Pelegro of Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb and consequently to Pylar al'Stnap of the Brown Ajah, Darim's other excellent bondmate. Their bond marks the historic first TarValon.Net bonding of one Gaidin with two Aes Sedai. Pylar and Sela schemed this double bonding on their own and fortunately, Darim was amenable. They support him in all unholy campaigns he pursues and have no doubt that he will rule a moderate portion of the world when the Breaking comes again.

Tower History

Tower Involvement

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Previous

Awards

Other Recognition

  • Brownout Awards 2020 Books Badge.png Brown Out Awards: Best bookshelf - 2020

Merits

Gold

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Silver

Participation Trivia Merit Silver 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Members Choice Award 300.png Executive Merit Silver 300.png Mentoring Merit Silver 300.png SponsorSilver300.png


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Official Event Attendance

Who Am I

I'm a writer of many genres, especially fantasy and romance. My current work is a young adult novel about a teenage girl who belongs to a secret time traveling guild. I'm in revision stages with it.

My favorite thing to edit is fiction, especially when I'm hired for developmental editing. I also edit lots of non-fiction, mostly academic.

I am obsessed with words in numerous forms and disciplines: languages, historical linguistics, etymology, history of the alphabets, fiction writing, essay writing, journaling, technical writing, graphic design of text, acting through expression of words...I could go on and on. I love studying the stories of words and letters.

I studied ancient languages and civilizations at the University of Iowa. I enjoy singing, acting, guitar and piano. I taught a theater workshop for elementary school kids.

Suzanne Day was named in my honor to celebrate my birthday for weeks on end. My birthday is February 15. It's no better or worse than anyone else's birthday, so it's only called Suzanne Day and takes place around my birthday because I established it, rather like claiming the Latin name of a new species of rattlesnake when you stumble across it upon being cast into the desert like Moses and you just kicked a rock because you're pissed and hungry. THIS IS MY RATTLESNAKE. It is loud and showy and less deadly than it wishes.

Senior Member Interview

Updated 17 February, 2021

Why did you choose Brown?

Because I am so obviously Brown it's laughable to choose anything else.

Are you like the Browns in the books? Do you love books and have a tendency to daydream?

I love books and do have a huge tendency to daydream. Yes, I'm like the Book Browns.

Do you have a favorite Brown Ajah character from the novels?

VERIN. Anyone who doesn't choose Verin is strange, I think. If I were in Randland, I feel my trajectory in life would match Verin's almost exactly.

Who is your favorite protagonist? Antagonist?

Verin, Lan, and Egwene are my favorites. Favorite WoT antagonist is probably Moridin/Ishamael.

How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series?

Since about 2001.

How did you first get into the series?

I had never caught onto fantasy books; mostly literature and romance. I bet a friend I couldn't read all nine books in two weeks. Took me ten days. Now fantasy is one of my favorite genres.

Favorite book and scene?

Honey in the Tea is probably my favorite chapter. It's in Knife of Dreams, from Egwene's perspective. Another is Verin's scene with Egwene in the last book. Favorite book is probably Book Four, The Shadow Rising.

What sort of job do you do in "real life"?

I'm a content strategist for a software company, designing educational resources to help customers set up their accounts.

What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?

Lawyer.

What languages do you speak?

Native English, half-fluent in French and Hebrew. Also studied Latin and Greek in university and am comfortable translating with a lexicon. I can eavesdrop to ineffective degrees in Italian, Korean, Spanish, and German.

Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series?

The Queen's Thief, The Stormlight Archive, The Demon's Lexicon, Wallflowers, Bevelstoke.

What are some of your favorite movies/television shows?

TV: Babylon 5, Grey's Anatomy, The Man in the High Castle, The Good Place, Doctor Who, You From Another Star, The Princess's Man.

Movies: Singin' in the Rain, Back to the Future II, Pride & Prejudice (both 1995 miniseries + 2005 film), Emma (the 2009 BBC miniseries with Romola Garai).

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Classical piano, opera, musicals, oldies rock (mostly from the 60s), Taylor Swift, anything I want.

Do you have any hobbies?

Reading, writing, languages, history, mixology/spirit alcohol. I like making and creating new cocktails.

Do you have a pet?

I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Sigma and Zephyr. They're the sweetest boys ever.

Tea or coffee?

I enjoy both tea and coffee. I like making espresso drinks. It's similar to why I like cocktails, except no liquor.

Seanchan or Shara?

I don't care about Seanchan or Shara either one; there's not enough known about both to compare.

Verin or Adeleas?

Verin each and every day.

Board games or computer games?

I like playing Scrabble.

A short bio about yourself:

A writer who loves languages, meanings, and history. Other interests include time travel, poetry, baseball, puppies, trashy romance, and classical art.


Super Official and Srs Bzns Brown Interview

July 16, 2019

What's your blood type?

B+

Zodiac sign?

Aquarius

Hogwarts house?

Slytherin

Myers-Briggs type?

INTJ

D&D alignment?

Chaotic good

Favorite color?

Turquoise or purple

Favorite cryptid?

I did not know what this is. I googled it and decided I wanted to continue not knowing.

Favorite baby recipe?

Smoothies. Add fruit for sweetness.

Favorite member of the MCU?

Captain America

Favorite Star Wars character?

Darth Vader

Favorite role to play in mafia?

Don't care.

Favorite letter?

V

Best Brown Out story?

I don't keep track; that would require effort for way too many instances. It's a way of life.

What else would you like us to know about you?

It's okay; you don't need to know anything else about me.




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