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.
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The Last Kids on Earth (Last Kids on Earth, #1) The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
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This is a fun middle grade adventure with a quick pace, lots of action, and irreverent humor. I read it as a multi-night bedtime story with my eight year old, and she absolutely loved it and begged me to buy the next book in the series. Which I did. Not only is the story great for kids, the writing is high quality and the story line Read more of this blog post »
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“Your relations don’t matter. Your abilities don’t matter. What matters is what you feel, and think, and how you live your life. Those are the things that define you as a person.”
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