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USA Today bestselling author, A.J. Ponder has a head full of monsters, and recklessly spills them out onto the written page. Beware dragons, dreadbeasts, taniwha, and small children—all are equally dangerous, and capable of treading on your heart—or tearing it, still beating, from your chest.

A.J’s notable and award winning stories are from multiple genres, and include: The Sylvalla Chronicles, epic fantasy humour; BlindSight, a Rapunzel-themed dystopian horror; Dying for the Record, futuristic science fiction; Ahi Kā (Prose and interwoven sonnet, Truth Lies in Fire and Dies in Flame), and Frankie and the Netball Clone, children’s science fiction. You can find A.J. at ponderbooks.com

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A.J. Ponder Writer's block is your brain saying, "I have better things to do." So I do one of two things -- either find something more exciting to write, or go of…moreWriter's block is your brain saying, "I have better things to do." So I do one of two things -- either find something more exciting to write, or go off and do the "better things" until there are just too many exciting ideas, and it's impossible not to put metaphorical pen to pixelated paper. (less)
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Haiku for Quest - 

So, I was challenged in Twitter to create a Haiku to pitch one of my books, so I chose Quest....

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