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Raquel Byrnes

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Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk, Fantasy, and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.

Known for edge of your seat stories with a breathtaking pace, her series have garnered critical acclaim.

One, a suspense series sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark gothic mystery.

She continues to bring edgy characters and epic worlds to life in her upcoming YA Steampunk Series, The

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Raquel Byrnes Believe it or not, I actually watch movie trailers to help with writer's block. I don't know if its the clear and concise way they present a story…moreBelieve it or not, I actually watch movie trailers to help with writer's block. I don't know if its the clear and concise way they present a story idea, but I find it helps me to focus. Usually my writer's block is a result of my straying from the story path or something within the writing process that has thrown me off my game.(less)
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