Brad McLelland

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Born and raised in Arkansas, Brad McLelland spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before earning his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini-Aussie who gives hugs, and a chubby cat who begs for ham.

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Cover Reveal for Legends Book 2: The Fang of Bonfire Crossing!

Many thanks to the Middle Grade Mafia today for helping us reveal the rip-roarin' cover for Legends Volume 2: The Fang of Bonfire Crossing. Head over to https://middlegrademafia.com/2018/06/... to check out the new cover and catch the summary of the new book (which is now available to pre-order)! Louis Sylvester and I hope kids everywhere love this cover and love the story we're telling. We're hav Read more of this blog post »
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Howdy, everyone! My name's Brad, and I'm the co-author of this here book, Legends of the Lost Causes. I truly hope you enjoy reading Keech's tale of justice as much as my pard Louis Sylvester and I enjoyed wr
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