L.R. Braden

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Award-winning author of The Magicsmith urban fantasy series. Born and raised in Colorado, LR Braden makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, precocious daughter, and psychotic cat. With degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art. She has a soft spot for witty repartee and cheesy pizza.

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L.R. Braden Beyond the four that are done and the one I'm working on right now, I have rough outlines for about five more books in the series. That would bring th…moreBeyond the four that are done and the one I'm working on right now, I have rough outlines for about five more books in the series. That would bring the total books to ten, though the number may shift as I move forward since plots and characters sometimes develop in unexpected ways. ;)(less)
L.R. Braden At the moment, I'm putting the finishing touches on Faerie Forged, book 3 in my Magicsmith series.…moreAt the moment, I'm putting the finishing touches on Faerie Forged, book 3 in my Magicsmith series.(less)
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