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Name:
Scott
Birthdate:
2 April 1978
External Services:
  • scott_lynch@livejournal.com
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Geeky white male, 33.

I am a relatively new fantasy novelist; it was just a couple of years ago that my editor (at Gollancz, a division of Orion Books UK) slapped me on the butt and held me up to his production staff, proclaiming, "Look! It's a boy!" My first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, came out in 2006.

My second novel, Red Seas Under Red Skies, came out in the summer of 2007. I am working on the third, The Republic of Thieves, at the moment.

I'm also a volunteer firefighter (six years and counting) with the New Richmond, WI fire department; I did my training at Anoka Technical College in scenic Anoka, Minnesota. Nothing written on this journal should ever be construed as being approved or sanctioned by the NRFD.

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"Major," said he, "did you ever, as you walked along the empty street upon some idle afternoon, feel the utter hunger for something to happen--something, in the splendid words of Walt Whitman: `Something pernicious and dread; something far removed from a puny and pious life; something unproved; something in a trance; something loosed from its anchorage, and driving free.' Did you ever feel that?"

--From "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown" by G.K. Chesterton

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