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Ted Cross

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Ted Cross is from Arizona and has spent the past two decades traveling the world as a diplomat, all the time dreaming about writing fantasy and science fiction. He's visited nearly forty countries and lived in nine, including the U.S., Russia, China, Croatia, Iceland, Hungary, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, and Italy. He's witnessed coup attempts, mafia and terrorist attacks, played chess with several world champions, and had bit parts in a couple of movies. He is married with two sons and currently lives in Rome, Italy.

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Ted Cross Hi Terri. I actually looked at that already, and while I'm sure it is possible, I couldn't understand how to do it. I can write to Goodreads and ask t…moreHi Terri. I actually looked at that already, and while I'm sure it is possible, I couldn't understand how to do it. I can write to Goodreads and ask them for help. Thank you!(less)
Ted Cross Thank you for your kind words, and thanks for reading my book! Interesting question. I absolutely love Rome, and the Rome series by Colleen McCullough…moreThank you for your kind words, and thanks for reading my book! Interesting question. I absolutely love Rome, and the Rome series by Colleen McCullough is one of my favorites (I can't recommend it enough).

Part of what allowed me to write honestly about Russia is that I lived there for years. While I have visited Rome a couple times and read a lot about it, I'm not sure I'm expert enough to pull it off, though I suppose a 'future history' of Rome would allow me to logically change a lot of elements. It's a fascinating thought experiment, so thank you for posing it. I know that even if I were to attempt it, it would be quite some time since I'm in the middle of writing three books (plus while still working in my day job I don't get to write as quickly as I would if I could write full time).(less)
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Audiobook Release for Epic Fantasy The Shard

My very first audiobook was released in Audible yesterday. It is narrated by the talented Rosa B. Watkinson. It's a whole new realm of learning for me, trying to figure out how to be successful in the audiobook realm. I imagine getting reviews for audiobooks isn't easy. I've Google for audiobook reviewers and there don't appear to be very many.


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