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Ted Cross

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Ted Cross is from Arizona and has spent the past three decades traveling the world as a diplomat, all the time dreaming about writing fantasy and science fiction. He has visited nearly forty countries and lived in ten, including the U.S., Russia, China, Croatia, Iceland, Hungary, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Italy, and Luxembourg. He has 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 Luxembourg.

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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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Release Day! The Shattered Spire

 

It is finally Release Day for my latest novel, which is a prequel to The Shard, the first novel I ever wrote. Both stories are written to be able to stand alone, though they also mesh well with each other, though set 800 years apart. They do share some characters, such as the wizard Xax, and some long-lived elven characters. Here is the blurb:

The magic of the Spire of Peace has banished evil

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