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About the Author

Meghan Palmer
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Meghan Palmer is a writer of Appalachian magical realism. Each moment she's spent in the woods of East Tennessee has inspired her, from the wonder of synchronized fireflies to tumbling through whitewater rapids as a river guide. For Palmer, the natural Appalachian world is magic, and fiction is the medium she uses to record it.

 

Palmer has been writing since she was a kid. She cut her literary teeth on the "colored fairy books" by Andrew Lang. Since graduating with a B.A. in English from East Tennessee State University in 2006, Palmer's writing career has spanned everything from lifestyle and creative nonfiction articles in magazines, to newspaper articles to blogs, working in-house for a billion-dollar corporation to writing for creative marketing agencies in Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee.

 

Throughout all of it, Palmer has continued to write fantasy, drawn inevitably to themes of magic and discovery, and family, in the woods of Appalachia. Her inspirations include Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Neil Stephenson, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Kate Elliot, and many, many more writers than she can list.

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