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John M. Olsen

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John M Olsen reads and writes fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, and horror as the mood strikes, and his short fiction is part of several anthologies. He devoured his father’s library in his teen years and has since inherited that formidable collection and merged it with his own growing library in order to pass a love of learning on to the next generation.

He loves to create things, whether writing novels or short stories or working in his secret lair equipped with dangerous power tools. In either case, he applies engineering principles and processes to the task at hand, often in unpredictable ways.

He lives near the Oquirrh Mountains in Utah with his lovely wife and a variable number of mostly grown children and a constantly changing subse
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John M. Olsen Book two, Crystal Queen, is due out September 4th, 2018, give or take a little bit of wiggle room for the marketing folks.

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Book two, Crystal Queen, is due out September 4th, 2018, give or take a little bit of wiggle room for the marketing folks.

I've got an outline done, and I've begun writing the trilogy's conclusion, Crystal Prince, which will be out most likely in the second half of 2019.(less)
John M. Olsen Crystal Queen is due out in September, and I've passed the 25% mark on the first draft of Crystal Prince.
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Bear with me to the end here because that's where the important stuff is. June was an extraordinary month. Extraordinarily busy, at least. Coming off the MisCon trip at the end of May, I figured things would settle into a pretty normal cycle as summer got underway. Silly me.
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