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Brian D. Anderson

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Brian D. Anderson was born in 1971, and grew up in the small town of Spanish Fort, AL.. He attended Fairhope High, then later Springhill College where his love for fantasy grew into a lifelong obsession. His hobbies include chess, history, and spending time with his son.


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I’ve been fortunate enough to have had some absolutely wonderful interactions with fans. They have become as important to me…more
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I’ve been fortunate enough to have had some absolutely wonderful interactions with fans. They have become as important to me as the stories themselves, and I love it every time I get a message or email from someone who has enjoyed my work. Even after more than three years, it gives the same thrill as it did the first time it happened. So in a sense, everything I write is for them.

I know it's popular among authors to say that they write for themselves. But in my mind, without the fans I don't see the point of publishing at all. I can always write a story that only I understand or would want to read then shelve it in the “for me” section. I feel that the best part of what I do is knowing that there’s a smile on the readers face when they put down my book and that they are excited when I release something new. But then I've always considered myself an entertainer rather than an artist. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautifully crafted writing and elaborate stories created to expand the mind and touch the soul. And those who have the talent for it and produce genuine works of literature are truly artists and have my utmost respect. But I also see the value in simply taking someone out of their humdrum world for a few hours and providing them with a bit of fantasy and adventure. Thankfully I don't need to be an artist to achieve this goal.

As far as the actual story lines and the influence my readers have, I think I would agree with you on that one. I wouldn’t write a story I didn’t like. I certainly want to satisfy the people who brought me to this point in my career, and they are in my thoughts when I come up with new ideas. But like you, there is no amount of goading or pleading that could make me write something I wasn’t comfortable with.
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Dragonvein (Book One) is in editing and after a short break to glue my brain back together I'll begin outlining Book Two. I have to say that I have LOVED writing this series so far. The characters are very different than those in The Godling Chronicles and it's been fun watching them grow.
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“You cannot be betrayed by your enemies, only your friends.”
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“As your friend, I would tell you to look to those who love you. They will bolster your strength.”
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“fear is much like love. It can consume you if you are not cautious. But if you use it, rather than allowing it to use you, it can give you strength when you need it the most.”
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“You cannot be betrayed by your enemies, only your friends.”
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“As your friend, I would tell you to look to those who love you. They will bolster your strength.”
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“fear is much like love. It can consume you if you are not cautious. But if you use it, rather than allowing it to use you, it can give you strength when you need it the most.”
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“Let us dance, Lee Starfinder, and let the fates decide."
-The Godling Chronicles,”
Brian D. Anderson.

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Lucinda Hi, Brian

I do wish you as much sucess for your next novel as the first and hope that you continue to further your achivements and sucess. Thank you also for being my friend on Goodreads and i cannot wait until i find the novel in print!

Lucinda xx


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