#introduction time? Canadian, have a wilful dog, write (most recently) epic fantasy published by Pyr; I've been doing this twenty years, with many children's and YA books behind me, as well as some LitCrit. (The epic fantasy is for grown-ups, despite the canine motif, don't confuse Pippin and the Blackdog!)
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