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New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while she was a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neuroscience of reading acquisition in children. Upon graduation, she switched to writing full time, which also involves getting into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner.

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“Risk is everywhere. Only the nobles have the luxury of a long easy life. Justice, vengeance, the ability to carve out your own fate instead of being herded like an animal. Sometimes it’s worth dying for.”
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“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
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Gia Thankyou for accepting my friend request. I love your books. They're one of my favorite. Can't wait to read more books by you! :)


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Iain Iain Read my first authored book free! It uses a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

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Can I have a review please?


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Ugbomeh Hi Livia, thanks for acceptance......have a nice day


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Kingdom Thanks for the friendship Livia.


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Mia Adorable Wow you do have an interesting collection! Just wanted to say hi. take care.


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Jaree Francis You have quite an interesting collection of books

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message 9: by Livia

Livia Blackburne Steve wrote: "Hi Livia. I've been watching with interest the books you have been adding to your lists recently, and I am amazed at how much we have in common. Expecially the David Eddings series. I had forgotte..."

Hi Steve,

I read a whole lot of fantasy back in high school. I've actually read the Mallorean and a few triologies in his other world too, but don't remember them well enough to rate them.


message 8: by Steve

Steve Opperman Hi Livia. I've been watching with interest the books you have been adding to your lists recently, and I am amazed at how much we have in common. Expecially the David Eddings series. I had forgotten those almost completely, but I enjoyed them so much. There are quite a few others I've read that you have reminded me about. I need to update my list. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Talk to you soon.

Steve


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Livia Blackburne Sambath wrote: "Hi, Livia. Thank you for the request. I checked out your blog. It's very insightful. Keep up the good work.

Sambath"


Thanks for checking out the blog, Sambath :-)


Sambath Meas Hi, Livia. Thank you for the request. I checked out your blog. It's very insightful. Keep up the good work.

Sambath


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Livia Blackburne LINCOLN wrote: "Hi, Livia!

I am completely stoked to be your friend! Neuroscience -- hmmm? There's no science to the fact that most writers are a bit crazy LOL :D (I sure am!)"


Neuroscientists are just as crazy...


LiNCOLN Hi, Livia!

I am completely stoked to be your friend! Neuroscience -- hmmm? There's no science to the fact that most writers are a bit crazy LOL :D (I sure am!)


Roxanne Hi Livia. Happy to meet another YA writer.


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Steve Opperman Thanks Livia for the Friend Request. I'm honored to have you as friend and fellow reader. Best wishes in your advanced pursuits.


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Laura Thanks for the friend request!


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