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Forest Edge Books

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I’m a middle-aged ranter, with raging paranoia that the world is out to get me, and am in the midst of writing the 8 or 9 (depending upon how I split them up) volume series Forest at the Edge, with the first four books already available.

This series has grown into a full-fledged obsession, one that I never intended. The characters of Mahrree and Perrin began as a short story back in 2009 (Perrin didn’t even have a name for the first fifty pages), but they had so much to tell me about their little village at the edge of their known world and the treacherous forest; the bigger city of Idumea where the Administrators and Chairman Mal rule what they think is the entire world; and the sweetest soldier ever Shem who they just aren’t so sure about . . . well, the story kept growing and going. I didn’t create these characters; they just showed up one day in my head and ordered me to write about them. (They won’t shut up until I’ve finished, I think I’ll weep when that day comes.)

Their struggles to remain true to what they believe about the Creator and His will for them, in a world where the government increasingly controls more of their lives and sucks away more of their freedoms, should sound familiar to many. Indeed, sometimes I’m not sure if I’m in Edge or my hometown, but I confess that in my mind I frequently slip away to Edge, just for fun.

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