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About the Author: Ren Cummins

Born in California, Ren lived in three more states and one other country before finally settling down in Seattle, Washington. There with his wife and daughter and their two dogs and one of the heaviest cats in existence, he juggles a love of writing, music, science fiction and the occasional desire to make an honest buck.

After a college professor in his English department took a good look at his work and aspirations, and subsequently challenged him to find his voice out in the world and not in a classroom, Ren decided to interpret this challenge positively (and not in a "why don't you just sod off, you tosser!" sort of way) and has been working to find that very voice ever since.

Along the journey, such relatively mundane occupational interruptions like working as a hotel manager, music studio engineer and middle eastern drummer for belly dancers offered their respective distractions, but only served to diversify his voice, granting new accents and dialects. His life-long studies of philosophy, religion and the evolution of language have also played their part in affecting the development of his writing style.

Along with short stories and a developing anthology of Children's stories, Ren has been writing a series of steampunk-themed novels, collected into the "Aerthos Trilogy", an epic adventure centering around a twelve year old orphan girl who discovers that her own destiny is tied irrevocably to the past and future of their divided world. The first novel, "The Morrow Stone" was nominated for the Steampunk Book of the Year 2010 by Steampunk.com.

When not working on novels, Ren can also be found sipping on a white chocolate mocha, playing RPGs (dice or video games) or trying to teach his dogs not to jump on the couch.


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Paperback, Published in Dec 2011 by Createspace

ISBN10: 1467973351 | ISBN13: 9781467973359

Page count: 378

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