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J. Scott Savage

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J Scott Savage is the author of 19 novels including the Mysteries of Cove series, the Farworld series, and the Case File 13 series, and the Lost Wonderland Diaries.

He has been writing books for over twenty years. His books have received various recognitions including Junior Library Selection, Starred reviews from PW and Kirkus, Amazon Book of the Month,
Barnes and Noble Select book, and several state award nominations.

He has visited over 2500 schools, dozens of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes. He has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives with his wife Jennifer in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.




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Water Keep (Farworld, #1)

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Land Keep (Farworld, #2)

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Air Keep (Farworld, #3)

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Fire Keep (Farworld, #4)

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message 6: by Alex

Alex Hey, just wondering when Air Keep was coming out? Very much wanting to read it :D


message 5: by Suey

Suey Great article in the paper the other day! Way to go! :)


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Wow J, you have such a busy life. I love the description of where you live...I could almost feel that gentle breeze tickle my skin. Thanks for adding me as a friend. If you can, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!
Thanks,
Jeannie



message 3: by Kyle

Kyle Just posted the review on my blog! I emailed you the link! It was a great book!

Kyle
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message 2: by Liz

Liz Thanks for the invite to be your friend!

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Tristi You were a French chef and yet you haven't cooked for all of us yet?


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