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Greg Hickey was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1985. After graduating from Pomona College in 2008, he played and coached baseball in Sweden and South Africa. He is now a forensic scientist, endurance athlete and award-winning writer. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay.

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Writing What I Know

Writers are often advised to “Write what you know.” This well-worn phrase encourages writers to base their stories around subjects they understand and experiences they have had. But if followed strictly, this advice does not leave much material for storytelling. Writing what I know would leave my stories populated entirely by white men, dealing only with sports and forensic science.





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“Yet Judith Alethea is hardly more distinct as she tiptoes out of the glassy smog, her face a spilt cream smudge of makeup caked on and cracking at the corners of her eyes that intensifies her middle age instead of hiding it. A hesitant and excitable slap of putty, thoroughly kneaded by life and imprinted with its multilayered, multicolored narratives like transposed comic strips, she wears a thick, bunchy, ecru suit and hugs an equally bland oversized purse to her hip as she slowly minces into the witness box and huddles down in the seat. The big-boned, moon-faced court reporter leans forward to hear as Alethea swears her oath, while Shannon Gray hovers by the witness box as if attending to a senile aunt.”
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“These are composed of logic symbols. If you were to read each chapter title in sequence, it would spell out the steps in a logical proof. The letter symbols are explained at the very beginning of the book. The other symbols are logical operators. So for example, the chapter title “S(t2) <—> C(t2)” means both 1) if there is a brain State at time t2, then there is a corresponding Choice made at time t2 (e.g. if you think you prefer chocolate ice cream to vanilla, then you will order chocolate instead of vanilla), and 2) if there is a Choice made at time t2, then there must have been a corresponding brain State at time t2.” - Author Greg Hickey on the symbols in the chapter titles of The Friar’s Lantern”
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