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Austin Briggs

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My name’s Austin Briggs. I’ve spent over 10 years researching the history of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest with a dream of creating a historical fiction series that would fascinate readers who like a good history-based tale. I even went so far as to experience some of the magical rites of the ancient Mexica myself.

I’ve always been obsessed with learning about other cultures; in addition to my time in the lands that were once occupied by the Aztec peoples, I’ve also lived in Russia, Japan, England, Switzerland, Cambodia, Lithuania, and Uzbekistan.

I’ve been a soldier in the Russian army, an officer in the United Nations, and a global manager of a Fortune 10 company. I’ve been both a local and an outsider, a member of the majority

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A Question of Obsession

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October 2013 Flash Contest Winners

Hi folks,


It’s time to announce the winners for our October contest. I’ve had some time to think, and to change my mind several times over. Nothing new here, haha. I loved every single story selected for posting, and choosing the winner was pretty difficult this month.


So, let’s get to it, then :)


1. The overall winner ($55) — for the best story in Austin’s opinion — is “Pragmatic” by Michael Se...

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A Question of Obsession Die If You Lie
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Austin Briggs Sara wrote: "Austin, thanks for the friendship, your book sounds intriguing."

Thanks, Sara! I appreciate your friendship, too.

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Sara Lowe Austin, thanks for the friendship, your book sounds intriguing.

Austin Briggs Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your note - just received Epiphany, looking forward to it (will read after finishing the 2 books I've committed to).

I've read some reviews, looks like Epiphany will be quite an emotional roller-coaster. Russia, Africa, US... all sounds very exciting. And you created an Aztec jewelry line? That's some diverse talents! :)


Stuart Land Austin, you've lived a lot of lives and are still going strong. I like that. Your book on my TBR list. I created a line of Aztec jewelry once, so I'm at least familiar with the art. Thanks again for requesting Epiphany. Did you know one of the characters is Russian?

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