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Chandler J. Birch grew up ignoring the Rocky Mountains in favor of Narnia, Middle Earth, and Temerant. He started writing stories of his own before he was old enough to be ashamed of it, and kept up the habit through high school and college.

Birch signed a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster when he was 23. The book he sold, The Facefaker’s Game, was written over the course of three months, during which he also graduated college, moved across the country, started a full-time job, and got married. (It was not a relaxed summer.)

Birch lives in Colorado Springs, with his wife and daughter, and their dogs, Winter, Bandit, and Rory. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter, and you can buy The Facefaker’s Game on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.