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Deborah Nam-Krane

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Deborah Nam-Krane was born in New York, raised in Cambridge and educated in Boston. You're forgiven for assuming she's prejudiced toward anything city or urban. She's been writing in one way or another since she was eight years old (and telling stories well before that).

She first met some of the characters in The New Pioneers series when she was thirteen years old, but it took two decades- and a couple of other characters- to get the story just right.

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First crush: Peter Pan... until she realized he wasn't real. Then she moved onto Captain Kirk, then Mister Spock (and there she
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Deborah Nam-Krane As of right now, I'm torn between the worlds of Uprooted by Naomi Novik and The Colors of Madeline by Jaclyn Moriarty. If I were in Uprooted, I'd…moreAs of right now, I'm torn between the worlds of Uprooted by Naomi Novik and The Colors of Madeline by Jaclyn Moriarty. If I were in Uprooted, I'd definitely help Agnieska heal the wood, and if I were in The Colors of Madeline series I'd probably hang out with Madeline and her friends in Cambridge while we talked about Newton and Byron.(less)
Deborah Nam-Krane Am I the only writer on the planet who doesn't have that?! Seriously, it's more a problem of having too many stories that I want to tell at once. But…moreAm I the only writer on the planet who doesn't have that?! Seriously, it's more a problem of having too many stories that I want to tell at once. But if I need to recharge my batteries, I'll usually revisit some Greek Mythology- or Star Trek :-D(less)
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I'm taken with Austin Kleon's idea of tracing our influences and the people who influenced them as a way of deepening, I think, our understanding of our own artistic impulses. I encourage people, even those who don't think of themselves as creators, to explore what it is that moves you.

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“If I said he really wants to see you, would you care a little bit?"
"No."
"You don't have anything you want to say to him?"
"I do, but I'm trying to be a better person and not use those words as much.”
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“Characters in novels sometimes radiate more energy, therefore, when we don’t enter their mind. It is one of the techniques a novelist acquires instinctively—don’t go into your protagonist’s thoughts until you have something to say about his or her inner life that is more interesting than the reader’s suppositions.”
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Deborah You as well!

C.J. wrote: "C.J. HeckC.J. Heck

Hello Deborah,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.

Warmest regards,
CJ"



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C.J. Heck C.J. HeckC.J. Heck

Hello Deborah,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.

Warmest regards,
CJ


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