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Linda Lafferty

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The daughter of a naval commander, Linda Lafferty attended fourteen different schools growing up, ultimately graduating from the University of Colorado with a master's degree and a PhD in education. Her peripatetic childhood nourished a lifelong love of travel, and she studied abroad in England, France, Mexico, and Spain. Her uncle introduced her to the sport of polo when she was just ten years old, and she enjoys playing to this day. She also competed on the Lancaster University Riding Team in England in stadium jumping, cross country, and dressage. A veteran school educator, she is the author of The Bloodletter's Daughter and The Drowning Guard. She lives in Colorado.

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“You and your books. Ah, what a gift it must be to discover the world in those squiggly lines.”
Linda Lafferty, The Bloodletter's Daughter: A Novel of Old Bohemia

“Men who thirst for freedom will find it, even if they drink at a poisoned well.”
Linda Lafferty, The Bloodletter's Daughter

“I had a photography professor once who said that if you want to capture the truth of a catastrophe, turn your back on it and photograph the emotion in the eyes and faces of the onlookers. That’s the story.”
Linda Lafferty, House of Bathory

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