H.L. Burke

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Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets
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H.L. Burke Oh wow, I just assumed no one knew where The Dalles was, but yeah, I took a lot of inspiration from not just Wasco County but all over the Pacific…moreOh wow, I just assumed no one knew where The Dalles was, but yeah, I took a lot of inspiration from not just Wasco County but all over the Pacific Northwest. Regone, my the kingdom where Dragon's Curse takes place, is a name I came up with messing with the letters in Oregon (just replaced one O with an E), but I gave Regone the easy foothills and forests of my hometown while Westshire, their neighbors, is more mountainous and heavily wooded, like the Mt Hood National Forest. Most notably in Dragon's Bride we travel to the Dragon Queen's lair which is in the horseshoe shaped crater of an extinct volcano on the shores of a lake (ie Mt. St. Helens)..(less)
H.L. Burke Right now I'm torn three ways between final draft edits of Dragon's Rival, middle ground drafts for the book after Dragon's Rival (the title is a…moreRight now I'm torn three ways between final draft edits of Dragon's Rival, middle ground drafts for the book after Dragon's Rival (the title is a spoiler), and writing a children's chapter book about a kitten who moves in with a dragon. I love having a kitten for a main character. They're just so full of personality that almost everyone relates to(less)
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To celebrate the launch of Heart of the Curiosity, I'm participating in a blog tour! You can find check out the various stops now through the July 9th (links below to all participating blogs) Monday, June 24 – Cathrine Bonham, World Building Feature on Magical Knacks Wednesday, June 26 – Nicki Chapelway, Character Interview https://nickichapelwayauthor.blogspot... Thursday, June 27 – RELEASE DA... Read more of this blog post »
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“as a free woman, I retain the right to be ridiculous whenever I wish.”
H.L. Burke, Dragon's Curse

“Forget? No.” Conner frowned. “It has been decades, and I still remember every detail about her: her smell, her touch, the way her voice hummed in my ears. Why would I want to forget any of that? Those memories are my treasures.”
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“You're kind and patient and honorable, and yes, maybe those aren't flashy, magical, extraordinary traits. Maybe being all those things does make you a bit ordinary, but the ordinary things are the important things.”
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“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
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“I have in this War a burning private grudge—which would probably make me a better soldier at 49 than I was at 22: against that ruddy little ignoramus Adolf Hitler (for the odd thing about demonic inspiration and impetus is that it in no way enhances the purely intellectual stature: it chiefly affects the mere will). Ruining, perverting, misapplying, and making for ever accursed, that noble northern spirit, a supreme contribution to Europe, which I have ever loved, and tried to present in its true light.”
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“Love is nature’s way of clouding our common sense so we breed first and ask questions later.”
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“The way is shut. It was made by those who are Dead, and the Dead keep it, until the time comes. The way is shut.”
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