Emily A. Duncan

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“Emily A. Duncan was born and raised in Ohio and works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. She is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.”

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Emily A. Duncan Everything is monsters and every problem has some explanation that is, well, a monster. Have you fainted from the heat? It was a monster…moreEverything is monsters and every problem has some explanation that is, well, a monster. Have you fainted from the heat? It was a monster (Poludnitsa/Południca). Something wrong with your animals? Is the dvorovoi upset with you? And so on and so forth.

In Polish folklore everything is probably vampires.

There's a maintaining of superstition and old magic in Eastern European folktales and culture that is deeply fascinating to me. I like playing in that sandbox. (less)
Emily A. Duncan If I could write at, like, 1 p.m. every day, my god, I would be so productive. ALAS, however, day job. So I write in the evening. None morning. Never…moreIf I could write at, like, 1 p.m. every day, my god, I would be so productive. ALAS, however, day job. So I write in the evening. None morning. Never morning. (less)
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