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A.E. Marling wrote his first fantasy novella after his freshman year in high school. In college, he found nothing gave him a greater urge to write than science lectures, and he sat through a lot of ‘em. He has yet to repent his fascination with fantasy and is intrigued by its grip on the human imagination.

Both ambidextrous and word-voracious, his diet ranges from Arthurian legends to Jane Austen. He denies being a running addict, though he has to shout it over the noise of the treadmill. His best writing ideas pounce on him when he would rather be sleeping, thanks to insomnia.

His current lair is in the bellybutton of California, and his thoughts touch ground there between flights.


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Last evening I recorded a podcast with Erin Campbell. She interviews members of the Magic-card community. I’ve enjoyed playing Magic cards for over twenty years, in part because of the powerful words on the cards: Stifle, Smother, Snuff-Out, Scald, Slaughter, and Scour, to name a bare few. The game even has Annihilate and Implode. What more could a word-hoarding writer want out of a game?


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Jason Thanks for the friendship. And yes, you may quote me.


Carolyn Crane Thanks for inviting me to be goodreads pals, and I have to say, your blog name rocks!


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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


Alisha So glad you came to the Carriger reading! It was lovely chatting you. I look forward to checking out the collage you mentioned. ^_^


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Rainy Kaye Stopping by to say hi!


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, A.E. Best wishes and success.

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Larissa Reinhart Thanks for the friendship. I'm also a huge fan of PG Wodehouse!
Larissa


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Dawn You've been reviewed :D

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Hannah (Jaedia) Thanks for the friend request! :) Picked up Brood of Bones when you had a freebie promotion, it sounds great.


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