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Malissa Kent's Biography

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Seattle
Oct 2011

I've been a reader for as long as I can remember, and a writer for nearly as long. I loved escaping into the adventures of the novels I read, so it didn't take much for me to start writing my own. My passion is genre fiction, especially Fantasy, and my novels tend to be of the epic variety. My short stories go from literary to hard-core science fction.

I'm currently in my third semester at the Stonecoast MFA program in Popular Fiction, and am experimenting in e-publishing as part of that. I've published a number of short stories and poetry translations in literary journals, but I'm fascinated by the e-publishing revolution. I work with books all day, every day in one capacity or another, and I'm always looking for new ways to connect with readers (since I'm probably the last person in my generation to join Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere!).

Influences

Annie Saumont (a French short-story author), J.R.R Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Anne Bishop, Patrica A. McKillip, Ursula K. Le Guin

Upcoming Works

Lark's Flight, an epic Fantasy novel

a yet-to-be titled collection of short fiction

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