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Courtney M. Privett

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Courtney M. Privett is the author of The Malora Octet, Huron, and Cavelost. She spent her childhood in rural northeastern Michigan and graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 2005 with a degree in ceramic engineering. She lives in California with her husband, three young children, and three useless cats. In addition to being a writer, she is an accidental artist, a classical percussionist, a former analytical chemist, and a vivid dreamer who has both auditory-tactile synesthesia and narcolepsy.

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Courtney M. Privett Despite the narcolepsy, I don't sleep much when I'm writing. I tend to write in energetic bursts with a lot of sleepy downtime in between drafts. I…moreDespite the narcolepsy, I don't sleep much when I'm writing. I tend to write in energetic bursts with a lot of sleepy downtime in between drafts. I wrote my first five books before I had kids, and I definitely had more dedicated writing time back then. Now I sneak in writing time when I can... during naps, while the eldest is at school, after the kids go to bed, and sometimes I sneak off to the library for a couple hours on the weekend. I look forward to the day I can say I have eleven published novels, but for now I have eight published, one that will be in the next year, a story in an anthology, and an in-progress short story collection. That still feels like a lot, but I've been writing for over twelve years, so maybe it's reasonable.

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Courtney M. Privett I don't suffer from writer's block as much as lack of motivation to write out my ideas. Sometimes a story needs to simmer in my mind for a while…moreI don't suffer from writer's block as much as lack of motivation to write out my ideas. Sometimes a story needs to simmer in my mind for a while before it's ready to be written, so in the meantime I follow other creative pursuits. I sew, crochet, paint, do random crafts, or simply read until my eyes can't take it anymore. Doing another activity often leads to a cascade of creativity that helps me get through stories with an ending but no beginning or awkward transition chapters.(less)
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Rain Falls on Malora is now out, in both ebook and paperback.
This short story collection spans the entirety of The Malora Octet, from Mirren Kelta's story halfway through the Mayfly Requiem timeline to Sora Thula's story sixty years after Arrow of Entropy. Rain Falls on Malora expands the narratives of established characters such as Lucienus, Solace, Rabbit, and Vutan, as well as introduces new... Read more of this blog post »
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“Inside all of us is a light, but some beacons are darker than others, and some are so dark they never realize they are a form of light at all.”
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“The dead are never truly gone. They linger in our minds and hearts and torture us with a malice they were not capable of in life.”
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“We are meant to love. We are meant to lose. Love is our promise of a bittersweet end, and our desperate, hopeless struggle not to hurt anyone along the way.”
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“What is it like to be so free - so trapped, but so free? What kind of bird sings only when caught? What kind of slave outshines and rises above her master?”
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“Inside all of us is a light, but some beacons are darker than others, and some are so dark they never realize they are a form of light at all.”
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“We are meant to love. We are meant to lose. Love is our promise of a bittersweet end, and our desperate, hopeless struggle not to hurt anyone along the way.”
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“The dead are never truly gone. They linger in our minds and hearts and torture us with a malice they were not capable of in life.”
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“Lies are convenient when the truth is unfathomable.”
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