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 having a blast with the whole thing.

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Dear Reader,

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My pard Louis and I are ecstatic to offer you Volume 2 of the Lost Causes saga - available now where books are sold! We hope you enjoy this continuation of Keech's tale of justice, magic, and/>The
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