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Dean F. Wilson

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in Dublin, Ireland



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February 2012


USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11.

He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy, the Great Iron War steampunk series, the Coilhunter Chronicles science-fiction western series, the Hibernian Hollows urban fantasy series, and the Infinite Stars space opera series.

Dean previously worked as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.

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Dean F. Wilson I've always been a big fan of mythology, and I consider fantasy to be its modern heir. I wanted to portray a world where the gods are just as…moreI've always been a big fan of mythology, and I consider fantasy to be its modern heir. I wanted to portray a world where the gods are just as vulnerable as everyone else, and where the line between man and god was blurred. Since all good stories involve conflict of some kind, war is almost a natural environment for a realm populated by various peoples with different cultures.(less)
Dean F. Wilson Getting to create entirely new worlds and experience them through the eyes of other people, and to play with language in the process.
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Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

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Charlotte Liebel Dean, thank you for your friendship at Goodreads. Best to you in 2013.

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Carole Gill Hi Dean thanks for adding me.

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Rusty Nugent Thank you for being my friend. You can read 10 free pages of my first dark fantasy book on amazon. Here is the link please share it with your friends :

Enjoy! Please tell me what you think about my writing skill by posting a message on my profile, Amazon, or Barnes and noble. Thank you so very much.

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