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Scott Lynch

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I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 2, 1978, the first of three brothers. I've lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area my entire life; currently, just across the border in Wisconsin, about half an hour east of the Twin Cities.

The Lies of Locke Lamora, my first novel, was bought by Simon Spanton at Orion Books in August, 2004. Prior to that I had just about every job you usually see in this sort of author bio-- dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer. I trained in basic firefighting at Anoka Technical College in 2005, and became a volunteer firefighter in June of that year.

In 2007 The Lies of Locke Lamora was a World Fantasy Award finalist.

In 2008 I received the Sydney J. Bounds Best N
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4th Street Fantasy: 2016 Prospective Panels, a Partial Listing

Hello, 4th Streeters--

The time for the annual airing, vetting, and discussion of our panel possibilities has begun. Please remember several things!

•This list is INCOMPLETE and more will be added for consideration.

•The panel titles and descriptions are INCOMPLETE in many instances. Some of these need more input and more time in the kiln.

•"Steve Brust, Threat or Menace?" has been retired as a panel Read more of this blog post »
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“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
“Oh please,” said Locke. “It’ll never happen.”
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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) Zero books! Tsk tsk, get along to adding some :D


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