Blogger Book Fair! Meet Emily Mah Tippetts

Starting with my typical not-so-typical author questions!

In what part of the country do you live? From what part do you originate?

As I type this, I live in London, England, but at the time it goes live, I’ll likely be back in New Mexico. We’re moving in late July. New Mexico is where I grew up and where my children will likely grow up as well. We’re from the north, near Santa Fe. Britain is my second home. I did my last two years of high school here and college, then came back while my husband did his PhD.

Do you have siblings? Where do you fall in the pecking order and do you think it’s influenced your life?

I have a younger sister and am the oldest. I think my parents were equally mean to both of us, though 😉

How did you meet your best friend?

It’s hard to give just one friend that title, so I’ll pick one with a cool story. I barely knew my friend Char when she severely injured her leg and couldn’t really stay in her living situation. She was a PhD candidate at UNM in Albuquerque and I was a lawyer downtown who’d just bought my own house. Since she needed a place to stay that would be low stress and I needed someone around to let in the various contractors who needed access to the property, I invited her to come live with me. We soon got to know each other very well (obviously) and I found out that aside from having a degree in English from the University of Utah, she was a science fiction fan, so we read a ton of each other’s books. One night while we were drinking herbal tea before bed (our ritual) she told me about a dedication she’d read in a book of a writer to their best friend who was the first reader of all their books. She said she dreamed of being such a friend.

I warned her off of making me the writer she attached herself to, but she was stubborn and read a crapton of horrific rough drafts. I finally dedicated Someone Else’s Fairytale to her as a thank you, and that book was rejected in round after round of submissions to publishers and agents. So I indie published it and it’s been on the Kindle Top 100 twice.When did you begin writing? 

When I got old enough to hold a pencil.

What has surprised you most about the process of being published?

Fortunately, I’ve had very few surprises about the process of publishing. Part of this is because I knew the business and legal side of things before I ever sold a story. I always knew that it was hard to sell books and a publisher is only as good as the people they employ, who are often overworked and exhausted. I understood the model of indie publishing even before it began to take off, and it’s gratifying to see the market work to discover new talent, but not a surprise, necessarily. I guess the biggest surprises I’ve had are:
1) When authors much more famous than me know who I am and have read my books. A couple have shocked me, because I assumed I was far beneath their notice. One is a client whom I format for and we’d exchanged a ton of messages before she said, “Wait a minute. I just realized you wrote Someone Else’s Fairytale. I loved that book!”

2) That I’m now a cover designer. I had to be dragged into that career kicking and screaming, not because I don’t like it, but because I haven’t had an art class since I was fourteen. I learned Photoshop in order to do my scrapbooking, and I ended up making my own short story covers, which got some positive buzz. Then Caisey Quinn emailed me about this amazing book on her hard drive and I told her she had to get it published and offered to design a first cover for it, that ought to help her sell enough copies to hire a real designer. I still get fan mail about that cover and authors started to pester me to design covers for them. So first I did a few as favors to friends, then I decided to start up my formatting business and offered free cover designs to the first formatting customers, and now people are paying me to design covers. That, I have to say, is really, really weird. Not in a bad way at all. Talk about life throwing you a curve ball!

Is writing your “day job”? If not, what else do you do? 

I’m a mother and a book designer, which is kind of a made up term for someone who does covers and interior formatting. I offer authors a polished look and feel to their books.
What Jelly Belly flavor is your favorite? Toasted marshmallowIf you sat down at a bar at this moment, what would you order to drink? 

Diet Coke. I’m a Mormon 😉
What was the last book you finished? 
 
Reading: An unpublished novel written by a friend called Punk Rock Girl
Writing: Love in Darkness, a new adult romance.

What has been your favorite writing project to work on?

That always has to be my current one, or else I wouldn’t stay working on it!
Are there any characters – yours or another author’s – that have stayed in your head after you’ve finished their book?
Mine always do. They’ll always be a part of me and have permanent residence in my brain. And for that matter, most characters from other books and movies stick around for a few days to a few years. If they don’t, it wasn’t a very uninteresting book.
What performance would you drop everything to see if it came to your town? (Band, artist, opera, ballet, whatever…)See, the problem with living in London is, I’ve no doubt already seen it. I can’t think of one! Give us a couple of your favorite lines from your WIP…

My name is Kyra Armijo and I have two problems. One is that I have a crush on Zach Wechsler. Yes, the lead singer of Triple Cross, the guy idolized by millions of other girls. The other is that I just woke up next to him in his Albuquerque hotel room. For the record, I am fully clothed and we are on top of the covers on opposite sides of the bed. We didn’t even kiss or cuddle. Nobody who catches me sneaking out of his room will believe that, though, especially not if they dug into my background a little. ~from Break It Up, out this November.

About E.M. Tippetts

Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah. She is a former attorney with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and business law from UCLA. These days she lives in New Mexico – the place where she grew up – with her family.

She also designs book covers and formats paperbacks and ebooks for her company E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.

Blogger Book Fair: Meet Author Alexandria Rhodes

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to author Alexandria Rhodes!

About Alexandria:

Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.

Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City. Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.

Here’s the skinny on Alexandria’s recent book, More Than You Know

rhodesAfter surviving a devastating car accident that took her father’s life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she’s built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn’s father. Secrets Tyler didn’t even know he kept.

Alexandria answered a few questions for us:

In what part of the country do you live? From what part do you originate?

I live in Ohio. I’ve lived here my entire life, only moving a couple of times when I was younger. I like this state, however, I feel I was meant to live in NYC sometimes!

Do you have siblings? Where do you fall in the pecking order and do you think it’s influenced your life?

I have one younger brother. I always call him my little brother accidently but he will be 21 this year! I am the oldest and I think it has influenced my life in the sense that I take control of my life and do things on my own. I’m independent and very responsible.

When did you begin writing?

When I could start spelling and putting words together. I’ve always needed to write. I wrote plays growing up for my parents and would act them out (usually making my brother do it, too, hehe). When I was younger, we went to a garage sale and I bought a typewriter. I remember sitting in my room determined  to write the next best novel… at the age of twelve! LOL. Needless to say, it didn’t happen but through high school and college, I was always daydreaming and thinking of plots.

What has surprised you most about the process of being published?

How much time you spend researching and the money you put out to make sure everything is perfect. Luckily, I was able to do a lot of formatting and marketing on my own. I had a lot of lucky help with editing as well. But I never realized just how much went into publishing.

Is writing your “day job”? If not, what else do you do?

I wish it was! Someday, I hope to have a job where I am writing all day. For now, I work part time with kids.

What Jelly Belly flavor is your favorite?

The coffee flavored one! It’s delicious. Or, apple.

If you sat down at a bar at this moment, what would you order to drink?

An amaretto sour for sure. Or, an iced tea.

What was the last book you finished?

The next forever. The last amazing book I finished was Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.

What has been your favorite writing project to work on?

More Than You Know was a lot of fun to work on. I enjoyed researching and when I was in Savannah, I was able to picture my characters where I wanted them to be. Like Crazy is so much different than my first book. It’s lighthearted and really fun. I find myself laughing when reading, which, might just be me!

Are there any characters – yours or another author’s – that have stayed in your head after you’ve finished their book?

Yes, Bryn, of course from More Than You Know but especially Olivia and Charlotte from that book as well. I’m considering looking into their story more and seeing where it takes me in writing.

Give us a couple of your favorite lines from your WIP…

Emma:

“Sorry I had to kiss your boyfriend,” I joked, having a feeling that had crossed her mind. She was going to have to watch another girl kiss her boyfriend in not one, but four different scenes. I felt for the girl.

Will:

I shook my head. “I’m just afraid that if you go through those gates and get on that plane that I will never…”

“Babe, don’t do this. It’s us. We are meant for each other. No matter what we’ll be together. No amount of distance will change that. Besides, you have an awesome internship opportunity at MBC news. You’re meant to be here.”

“So are you. You’re meant to be here with me,” I said, pulling our hands to my chest, directly over my heart. “Listen, you want to do something crazy with me, Emma? Let’s start our lives together today. Let’s skip all of this and start over. I don’t know what our lives will turn out to be but I know that my future needs you in it. I choose us,” I paused, gathering the strength to ask her a question I already knew the answer to. “What do you choose?”

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Blogger Book Fair! Meet Author M. Pax!

for printM. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult science fiction fantasy The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

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M. Pax was kind enough to answer my not-so-run-of-the-mill author questions…

In what part of the country do you live? From what part do you originate?

Migrating to the left coast fifteen years ago, I discovered I love the wilds of Oregon. Who knew? Not me. I grew up in the northeast and hyperventilated at the thought of being more than a half hour’s drive from an Estee Lauder counter. I grew up in the land of chicken wings and have also lived in the Big Apple and DC.

Do you have siblings? Where do you fall in the pecking order and do you think it’s influenced your life?

A mysterious pack were the four of we. We would have made a great kids’ adventure, two boys, two girls. I’m the second oldest and the oldest girl, which gave my sister a Jan complex for awhile for no other reason other than she was younger.

How did you meet your best friend?

Oh, it was interesting. I thought for sure it was dating faux pas #238. I hit Husband Unit’s car. Odd–it turned out to be love at first sight.

When did you begin writing?

Library day was my favorite when I was young. My mother took us every week. Oh, the treasures I found! I couldn’t help but begin inventing my own stories.

What has surprised you most about the process of being published?

It’s as much of a thrill as I’d imagined. Everyday my eyes widened. “Wow, I’m doing this!”

Is writing your “day job”?

Writing is what I love most. I turn into a troll-like thing with a bad attitude and temper if I don’t write regularly.

What Jelly Belly flavor is your favorite?

I lurves black licorice.

If you sat down at a bar at this moment, what would you order to drink?

Who’s the bartender? A nice smile can talk me into something adventuresome. If not, a beer or a vodka tonic.

What was the last book you finished?

Ocean of Dust by Graeme Ing. It was really, really good. I highly recommend it.

What has been your favorite writing project to work on?

I love all of them – short stories, novels, space opera, more girlie stuff, fantasy. I can’t help but put some weird in them all.

Are there any characters – yours or another author’s – that have stayed in your head after you’ve finished their book?

Anne of Green Gables definitely did… for so many years. All of Jane Austen’s characters. Margaret George’s definitely. Ice-nine is always in my head, and my characters are always making faces at me.

What performance would you drop everything to see if it came to your town? (Band, artist, opera, ballet, whatever…)

Elvis Costello. If he sang the phone directory, I’d swoon.

Give us a couple of your favorite lines from your WIP…

Working title is Omens at Dawn, a fantasy.

“You have the eyes of a tar pit, and I think the soul to match, Clair,” Hush said. “When I ask my favor, I expect no balking. If I ask you for your first born, you’ll give her to me.”

“Takes a spirit born of tar to know another,” Edelaide replied, finding flickers of gentleness in his aura that belied his blunt words. “I’ll not renege.”

He mashed his bleeding hand against the cut on hers, introducing her to his full strength and the force of his virility. It made her sway.

His smirk came back. “I’m glad to discover you’re a woman with some taste after all.”

The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. By M. Pax. On sale! 99 cents!renaissancehettyfinalWB

The journey into adulthood is stranger than she expects.

Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way.

To make it worse, an entity haunts her at her dead-end job, warning her of a dangerous man she doesn’t know. The ghost leads her to a lover who has a lot of secrets. He pulls her farther into peril and into a strange, hidden world of genetic experimentation.

New Adult Science Fiction Fantasy.

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Blogger Book Fair! Meet Sydney Logan

As part of the weeklong Blogger Book Fair event, I want to introduce you to Sydney Logan today!

Sydney Logan Bio PicSydney is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Her second novel, Mountain Charm, was released in July 2013. She is also the author of two short stories: “Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and “Stupid Cupid,” which is featured in the Romantic Interludes compilation.

Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem.  When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

Please visit her on the web at http://www.sydneylogan.com

Now it’s time for the “Not-Your-Average-Author QA”…

  • In what part of the country do you live? From what part do you originate?
    I was born in Texas, but I have lived in Tennessee since I was a year old.
  • Do you have siblings? Where do you fall in the pecking order and do you think it’s influenced your life?
    I am the oldest of five children. It’s influenced my life in that I have a major mother hen complex. I want to take care of everyone and be the peacekeeper.
  • How did you meet your best friend?
    I met my best friend in college.
  • When did you begin writing?
    I’ve written songs and short stories since I was in elementary school, but I just started publishing a year ago.
  • What has surprised you most about the process of being published?
    I was not prepared for the business side of things. I spend a lot of time promoting my book. Learning how to balance that with writing and editing has been a challenge.
  • Is writing your “day job”? If not, what else do you do?
    I’m a librarian.
  • What Jelly Belly flavor is your favorite?
    Black Licorice – (*editor’s note – I had to pause here to allow sufficient time to digest this. I didn’t think ANYONE else liked the black licorice ones. Okay. Shock processed. Do continue…*)
  • If you sat down at a bar at this moment, what would you order to drink?
    Something non-alcoholic
  • What was the last book you finished?
    Take What You Want by Jeanette Grey
  • What has been your favorite writing project to work on?
    Probably Mountain Charm. It was my second novel, so I felt more confident and had a better idea of what to expect when it was time to edit.
  • Are there any characters – yours or another author’s – that have stayed in your head after you’ve finished their book?
    Hazel Grace and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web, the boy from The Giving Tree, Hank from Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer . . . this could be a long list! 🙂
  • What performance would you drop everything to see if it came to your town? (Band, artist, opera, ballet, whatever…)
    Adele, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Mumford & Sons, Kasey Musgraves . . . (again, another long list!)

Mountain Charm Blurb:Mountain Charm resized (2)

“True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part;
Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

That is, until Dylan Thomas arrives on her front porch.

Dylan, a Nashville writer, travels to the mountain town of Maple Ridge to unearth the family’s supernatural secrets. While her clairvoyant mother is convinced that Dylan is her daughter’s soul mate, Angelina refuses to see the nosy reporter as anything more than a nuisance.

Despite their constant bickering, sparks fly.

Dylan admits he feels strangely drawn to Angelina and is in no hurry to leave Maple Ridge or publish his magazine article. Fearful that his emotions are being influenced by the spell, a stubborn Angelina struggles to fight her own budding attraction to the reporter.

The two inevitably grow closer just as her mother’s health begins to deteriorate, and Angelina is faced with the possibility of selling the family’s music shop to pay the mounting medical expenses. Desperate to help the woman he loves, Dylan explores his own family tree and finds support from an unlikely source. Can he finally prove his love is real—spell or no spell?

A story filled with love, friendship, family, and just a hint of Appalachian magic, Mountain Charm will leave you spellbound.

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Blogger Book Fair: Meet Author Kiru Taye

Today, I’m excited to host Kiru Taye as part of the Blogger Book Fair!

A Valentine Challenge (Challenge series, book 1)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00066]Ex-soldier Michael Ede’s spent his time building his life exactly the way he wants it. Life is good. Or so he thinks. So when his friends set him a challenge to exorcise the memory of a woman from his past, he expects it to be a walk in the park.

Socialite Kasie Bosa is spitting fire at men. Her long-term boyfriend has asked for a break via text message of all things. How dare he? She’s told him to go take a dive into the River Niger. And not so politely too. So the next man who dares to cross her path is at risk of getting shredded with her spa manicured nails.

Bad news for Michael who has chosen her as the object of his challenge. But neither of them can deny the sizzling chemistry between them nor control their responses, it seems. It’s the season of love. Can either of them escape unscathed?

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About Kiru Taye

A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she’s still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.

During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.

When she’s not writing or reading, she’d hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.KiruTaye_Headshot2

You reach her via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest

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Read book excerpts and free short stories on her website: http://www.kirutaye.com

Giveaway

To celebrate the summer, I’m giving away 2 $10 gift cards to 2 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter the prize draw is to leave a comment on this blog post and visit my blog to enter the rafflecopter prize draw. This contest is open internationally. Entrants must be 18 years and over. Contest ends 31 August, 2013. Winners are chosen randomly via rafflecopter.

Blogger Book Fair: Meet Reese Ryan!

Today I welcome author Reese Ryan! She’s agreed to answer my silly questions and tell us about her book, Making the First Move.

About Reese:

ReeseRyanReese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary fiction filled with colorful characters and sinfully-sweet romance. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with a happily ever after.

Born and raised in the Midwest, she now resides in Central North Carolina with her husband and young adult son who tolerate her propensity to sing and dance badly. A self-proclaimed Bohemian Southern Belle, she treads the line carefully between being a Northerner and a damned Yankee–despite her insistence on calling soda pop. Reese gauges her progress by the number of “bless your lil’ hearts” she gets each week. She is currently down to two.

Visit Reese online at ReeseRyan.com. Follow her on Twitter @ReeseRyanWrites. Connect with her on Facebook.

About Making the First Move:

MakingTheFirstMoveFinalCover-403x645Melanie Gordon has spent the past five years obsessing over her career to dull the pain of a devastating breakup and the loss of her father. Her effort pays off when she receives the promotion that could be her big break. Only it means returning to her hometown to face her past while leaving behind the man who could be her future.

Selfless (and insanely sexy) philanthropist, Raine Mason, is committed to his cause. But his passion for rescuing high-risk young males from the road to disaster is fueled by his own dark and tragic past.

When Raine is ready to take his casual friendship with Melanie to sizzling new heights, her one-way ticket to Cleveland is already booked. But a steamy night of passion leaves them both wanting more, even if Melanie is afraid to admit it. She reluctantly agrees to a long-distance relationship with no promises and no commitments.

Melanie may finally be ready to give Raine her heart…but then she discovers startling news that causes her to question everything she knows about him. Worse, he’s harboring a dark secret from his past that threatens to shatter any hope of a future for them unless he can convince her that their love is worth the risk.

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And now the questions!

In what part of the country do you live? From what part do you originate?

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Four years ago we moved to Central North Carolina. Cleveland is still home and there are certain things I miss about it, but we love living in North Carolina.

How did you meet your best friend?

She was a friend-of-a-frenemy. A boy we both loved and hated when I was around twelve or thirteen. We lived a good distance apart, so most of our relationship was via telephone. That’s probably why we’ve been able to maintain the relationship over more than twenty years of us living in different states.

When did you begin writing?

The first steamy fiction I wrote was when I was in middle school.  I remember writing on lined notebook pages during the school bus ride home and the girl sitting next to me—still a dear friend—would read the pages as fast as I wrote them, then slip them to the next person in the chain. I stopped writing fiction after high school and started again in 2005 when another writer told me about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

What has surprised you most about the process of being published?

The business side of it. Writing the best story you can is only the beginning. There is so much more to be done in terms of platform-building and promotions—whether you’re self-published or working with a publisher.

What Jelly Belly flavor is your favorite?

I’m not much of a jelly bean girl. I’d prefer rich, smooth chocolate any day of the week.

If you sat down at a bar at this moment, what would you order to drink?

The mojito is my hands-down favorite drink since I had my first one ten years ago at Tao in New York City. The restaurant was the last stop on a Sex and the City tour my best friend and I took. I love trying different flavors and often make them at home or during girls’ nights with friends.

What was the last book you finished?

In my current release—Making the First Move—Jamie Charles, the best friend character, was such an intriguing character. I knew I had to tell her story. I just completed final revisions of her story, Love Me Not. It will be released on December 30th.

What has been your favorite writing project to work on?

So far the project I’m working on right now is always my new favorite. Is that a symptom of Newbie-itis?

Are there any characters – yours or another author’s – that have stayed in your head after you’ve finished their book?

Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet, Louisa May Alcott’s Jo March, and Jamie Charles—the heroine in my December 30th release, Love Me Not. Jamie stayed with me after I’d finished writing Making the First Move and I knew I had to tell her story. Now that I’ve finished her story ideas keep churning in my head for another book about her.

What performance would you drop everything to see if it came to your town?

I love music and the arts so my list is pretty long.  But I’ll share a partial list and keep it strictly to people/shows I haven’t already seen. Music: Sade, Coldplay, Mint Condition, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Yo-Yo Ma. Broadway shows: Wicked and Motown the Musical. Cirque du Soleil: O and Ka.

Give us a couple of your favorite lines from your WIP…

#1: This may be the relationship equivalent of a mirage, but it looks, tastes and feels damned good, and I’m going for it. And I’m going to enjoy every goddamned second of it. Starting now.

#2: “You cuddle. You spend the night. You make breakfast.” I shake my head. “Are you for real? ‘Cause I’ve seen this in Lifetime movies. It doesn’t end well.”

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