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Matilda Reyes was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She’s lived on both coasts, loves experiencing different seasons, and will never say no to a cup of hot chocolate. Matilda has had a fascination with books as long as she can remember. She insisted on being taught how to read at the age of three when the pictures in her books no longer satisfied her thirst for stories. As a child, she dabbled with writing fiction and poetry, but didn’t start writing seriously until 2013. Before becoming a full-time writer, Matilda worked in the non-profit sector for fifteen years as an activist, researcher, grant writer, program director, and more.

Matilda loves books of all genres but has a special place in her heart for urban fantasy like the
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Matilda Reyes Great question! The biggest mystery in my life is the location of my phone. I use it for everything and feel lost without it. Someone could steal a…moreGreat question! The biggest mystery in my life is the location of my phone. I use it for everything and feel lost without it. Someone could steal a manuscript from there if they know what they're doing. (less)
Matilda Reyes I never work on just one project. Part of it is my innate inability to focus on one thing for long periods of time. The other part is that it…moreI never work on just one project. Part of it is my innate inability to focus on one thing for long periods of time. The other part is that it eliminates writing block. While I was writing/editing Order of Vespers, I entered a short story writing contest and worked on Fucked Up Fairy Tales.

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For me, most Octobers are spent feverishly prepping character bios and outlines for NaNoWriMo. The goal is that I can start writing once the clock strikes midnight on November 1st. I follow the typical NaNo patterns: I go hard for the first week and a half/two weeks, then stall out on week three, only to write like my life depends on it down to the very last second. For five of the last eight y... Read more of this blog post »
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Wilkie Collins
“The best men are not consistent in good—why should the worst men be consistent in evil?”
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J.K. Rowling
“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”
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“What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”
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Ernest Hemingway
“Being against evil doesn't make you good. Tonight I was against it and then I was evil myself. I could feel it coming just like a tide... I just want to destroy them. But when you start taking pleasure in it you are awfully close to the thing you're fighting.”
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Chögyam Trungpa
“Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation.”
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