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Unlike many authors, Armen was not an early reader. He can honestly say that he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. After that reading became a vice as he ravenously devoured science fiction and fantasy stories.
His stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing he can be found swimming, reading a book, or enjoying the outdoors with his family. He lives outside of Rochester, NY with his wife and three children.

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Armen Pogharian Other than what if types of things; what if I finished flight school or what if I made a different choice somewhere own life is devoid of real…moreOther than what if types of things; what if I finished flight school or what if I made a different choice somewhere own life is devoid of real mystery. The same cannot be said for my family. My ancestors came to the US from the ruins of the Russian and Ottoman empires. My maternal family was part of the aristocracy in Russia and socially interacted with the Czar. As the empire disintegrated into revolution and their homes in the western part of the empire were overridden by the Germans, they fled to the US. They arrived with more money than most, but didn’t keep it for very long. One of my great-great Aunts became the girlfriend of a powerful gangster. Shortly after the law caught up with him she died under mysterious circumstances. Was her death an unfortunate accident? Was it tied to her gangster boyfriend’s activities? Could the family’s lost wealth and her death be tangled up in the Russian revolution and their connections to the aristocracy? To be fair little suggests more than an accident and many immigrants were swindled out of their possessions, but no one knows for sure. Tying gangsters, Russian royalty, and lost wealth together might not be overly original, but it could make an interesting story.(less)
Armen Pogharian I have a lot of things going on (small business owner, swim coach, parent, writing, etc.) in my life and create routines to help me keep things…moreI have a lot of things going on (small business owner, swim coach, parent, writing, etc.) in my life and create routines to help me keep things straight. I get up before 5:00 am three days a week to swim. I go to bed at the same time every night. I have set business meetings and swim practice schedules. Unfortunately, creativity and writing don't always want to follow a routine. As much as I try to outline and plan my stories, once I start writing I always discover new character traits, story lines, and ideas that are too intriguing to leave out. Several of my favorite characters began as color and texture type characters, only to become important aspects of the story. This leads to a lot of editing and re-writing as I go and inevitably writer's block. Some authors just plow through writer's block editing and re-writing until they break through. I occasionally try that, but for me taking a break to work on something else is generally more effective. If it revolves around a single scene, I'll often bypass it and work on another or go back and read through the events leading to the scene. If it's more involved, I'll back away from it. I find naps often help. Even as little as 15 minutes of sleep can work wonders. If that doesn't work, I'll step away for a few days or even longer. Quite a few breakthroughs occur during non-writing time (swimming sets or mowing the lawn).(less)
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