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Daron D. Fraley

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Daron Fraley was born in Powell, Wyoming, but doesn't consider himself a cowboy. Living in France for a couple of years provided him the opportunity to hone his cooking skills and to become addicted to good food and chocolate. Apart from his loving family, teaching and writing are his two most favorite things in the world. A classic computer geek, he still likes to fish and camp, makes a mean apple or pumpkin pie from scratch, and once fixed a gas clothes dryer using photocopier parts. With all of his interests in music, art, the sciences, and religion (especially religion), he would have been quite comfortable living during the Renaissance. Having toured chilly castles while in France, he is glad he didn't live during that time. This is hi ...more


Durer_apocalisseThe moderator of The Apocalypse Panel has posted another question that begs to be answered: What draws you to write apocalyptic stories?


Ah… the power of the symbol! Apocalpytic writing affords me the opportunity to use a high degree of symbolism in my setting, narration, and descriptions. I can allude toto real events, real people, real places, and even latter-day prophecy without specifically...

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message 8: by Daron

Daron I did teach Early Morning Seminary at one time, but no longer. I do love the Scriptures, however. And I love Fantasy/Sci-Fi. :)


message 7: by Anna

Anna Dye That was go no got. (sorry the telephone distracted me.


message 6: by Anna

Anna Dye I love that painting. I am glad for the chance to see the Carl Bloch's paintings at BYU. Are you a seminary teacher...just wonder because you like to write about religion. I got for fantasy. Do read my scriptures everyday but fantasy is my cup of tea (chocolate) I mean...


message 5: by Anna

Anna Dye Nice to meet you, Daron. :)


Stephanie Skeem Hi,

Thanks for the add. Your book looks pretty cool. I'll have to take a peek at it sometime. I can't believe how many books out there I need to read.

Steph


message 3: by Daron

Daron Belinda wrote: "I friended you because I absolutely adore Brandon Sanderson and saw you were reading Warbreaker. I read that book in like... ten hours. Couldn't put it down. Just excellent writing."

I agree! I just recently finished Elantris too. Awesome books. I look forward to getting my hands on The Way of Kings. Thanks for the invite!


Belinda Kroll I friended you because I absolutely adore Brandon Sanderson and saw you were reading Warbreaker. I read that book in like... ten hours. Couldn't put it down. Just excellent writing.


message 1: by Daron

Daron Did you know that I have a copy of my book listed on Goodreads as a giveaway? Go to Goodreads to enter and win! Tell your friends! Spread the word!


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