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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)
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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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