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Alexander Yates

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Alexander Yates grew up in Haiti, Mexico and Bolivia. He graduated high school in the Philippines, where he later returned to work as a contractor in the US Embassy. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University, where he edited the literary journal Salt Hill and won Joyce Carol Oates awards in fiction and poetry. His fiction and reviews have appeared in Salon, American Fiction, Fivechapters.com and the Kenyon Review Online. He currently lives in Vietnam.

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Alexander Yates Tabsie! So sorry--I am only seeing this now. I'm delighted that you are enjoying the book, and enjoying it vocally haha! Goldsport is VERY LOOSELY bas…moreTabsie! So sorry--I am only seeing this now. I'm delighted that you are enjoying the book, and enjoying it vocally haha! Goldsport is VERY LOOSELY based on a real place, though I've tweaked the geography somewhat. A small town in coastal Maine called Cutler. Puffin Island is based on Machias Seal Island, which is off the coast of Cutler and ENTIRELY worth a visit if you like puffins or islands or lighthouses. Fun fact: in early drafts it was called Puffin Rock, until I realized there is a kid's show that bears that name :)(less)
Alexander Yates The rule-of-cool isn't to be ignored lightly, but no that's not the only reason! The cause is only supernatural in a pseudo-science kind of way, and y…moreThe rule-of-cool isn't to be ignored lightly, but no that's not the only reason! The cause is only supernatural in a pseudo-science kind of way, and yes, I do have a sequel outlined. But I need to get enough readers for the first one if my publisher is going to consider picking up the second :)

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