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D.J. DeSmyter

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DJ DeSmyter is a writer, photographer, and collector of myths and fairy tales. He is an assistant marketing manager for St. Martin's Press/Wednesday Books. He lives in New York City. For more information, visit www.djwrites.com or follow him on Twitter @lifeinfiction.

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How many years had he spent believing that he was meant for more? Sometimes he thought his head was a snarl of myth and folktales, where magic coaxed ignored princes out of the shadows and gave them a crown and a legend to live in.
— A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi


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Elizabeth Scott Hey there! :-)

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Jamie hi dj

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Jamie so how are you ? what sup?

Aly (Fantasy4eva) omg how can you make me wait that long :( and yes it sounds amazing! Ive heard so many great thing about paranormalcy! although i don't even want to think about when will it be coming out in the UK perhaps in a year? gah! and shadow souls hmmm.. lol lets just say its been on my shelf for like more then 2 weeks now and its still not finished, how did you feel about the book?

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Jamie Hey dj how's summer vaca so far? i'm excited for hunger games 3 what books are you excited to read? who are you rooting for in world cup if argentina lost i got a germany shirt in case you never know lol

Kelley Hey! Thanks. I just finished Hex Hall and loved it. Can't wait for the next book.

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Jamie Hey dj how are you? wow you got great books can't wait to see what you think of delirium and i loved hex hall sophie hilarious i too am looking forward to the sequel

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Jamie Thanks for the friend request. I love werewolf books and it's romance young adult even better. I added it on here & like you fb page. Going to check out your blog next. Check out my blog it's listed on my page.

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, DJ.

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Kate Tilton Hey DJ! You need to update your page with a picture! ;)

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