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Mark Twain

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, better known by his pen name , was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels (1885) , called "the Great American Novel", and Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for and . He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous...

Stephanie Burgis

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Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales, surrounded by castles and coffeeshops, with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire) , their two young sons, and their extremely vocal tabby cat. In between those two points, she spent time playing in orchestras, studying music history in Vienna, and editing the website of an opera company in northern England.

She writes fun, funny MG fantasy adventures for kids and wildly romantic historical fantasy novels for adults.

Her KAT, INCORRIGIBLE trilogy of Regency fantasy adventures for kids (which includes a followup YA novella,...

 
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