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I consider myself a global citizen and always include an array of international characters and languages in my stories. I like the idea of humanity moving toward a common goal, but still maintaining our unique identities.

In the last twenty years, I've picked up degrees in anthropology, East Asian Studies, East Asian Art and applied linguistics from universities around the world. My favorite cities, where I wish I could be all at once; London, Berlin, Stockholm, New Orleans, Shanghai, and Los Angeles.

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Kelly Curtis People question whether or not technology is good for our mental and physical health and it's only recently that studies are beginning to show that ac…morePeople question whether or not technology is good for our mental and physical health and it's only recently that studies are beginning to show that actually technology is detrimental in quite a few ways. I feel this could be just the tip of the iceberg. In my series of books, which will probably be called 'Unification', humans have abandoned almost all personal technology in their daily lives, from cars, to mobile phones, computers, etc. And although universal credits are important, an individual's social standing in the community is just as important. In this way, events happen only in real time with face to face communication. For example, in the book, there are no more newspapers or news broadcasts. The news is reported by people in person to smaller groups of people. Of course, this brings its own issues with it, but it is a representation of how these humans feel, that all communication with technology, including the written word, is suspicious and inauthentic. I wanted to take this idea of abandoning technology as far as I could, but still at the same time make the world believable. There is communal technology that is monitored, and free public high speed trains and all, but otherwise people are living a more quaint lifestyle with possibly more meaningful relationships. The latter will be up to the readers to decide.(less)
Kelly Curtis If I could travel to any fictional book world I would go to Star Trek's Deep Space Nine and go shopping on the Promenade. …moreIf I could travel to any fictional book world I would go to Star Trek's Deep Space Nine and go shopping on the Promenade. (less)
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