Rosemary Jones

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I've written three novels set in the Forgotten Realms, Cold Steel and Secrets, City of the Dead and Crypt of the Moaning Diamond as well as several short stories about this Dungeons & Dragons shared world. When not battling skeletons and other supernatural foes there, I'm authoring tales of Cobalt City, a place of superheroes, super villains, and regular joes just trying to get by. Check out teen adventurer Morgan Lee's encounters with a steampunk takeover of the library in "Wrecker of Engines" (Cobalt City Rookies).

My other science fiction and fantasy short stories appear in various anthologies.

As the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Collectible Childrens Books, I spent many years collecting and often dip back into these treasures for
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