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Catrin Russell

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Catrin Russell is an Epic Romantic Fantasy author from northern Sweden. Her books are all written in English and are mainly part of the Epic/High and Romantic Fantasy genres. However, she does use influences from Dark Fantasy as well.

Growing up outside a small town, basically in the middle of nowhere, Catrin eventually moved to Stockholm, where she studied computer game development and design. Meeting her soon-to-become husband online, she lived outside of London for the best parts of a year, before finally settling down in Piteå, back in Sweden. Since then, three children and two dogs have joined the family.

With a background in design and holding a degree as a registered nurse, she writes novels in medieval settings, with plenty of action
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Catrin Russell I love this question because - in a way - I think it is hard NOT to put something of ourselves into our characters. Our knowledge and preconceptions w…moreI love this question because - in a way - I think it is hard NOT to put something of ourselves into our characters. Our knowledge and preconceptions will always affect our way of thinking, even when we don't actively allow them. And this includes writing, I believe.
So, I suppose each of my characters has a little snippet of me in there somewhere ;) But most are inspired by other people or completely fictional. Anaya, one of the main characters in The Light of Darkness series, is probably the one closest to how I am as a person.
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