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AOTW- Rory Ridley-Duff

Rory Ridley-Duff

About the Author:
Rory is an educator, writer and composer.

Born in Sussex, England in 1962, Rory graduated from London University in 1986 with a music degree. His postgraduate studies culminated in a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University where he completed research on intimate relationships and democratic governance. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, Caroline, and his two children, Natasha and Bethany.

Rory developed his early career throughout the 1990s in London, firstly as Data Centre Manager at Procter & Gamble HABC, then as a software developer and worker-director of Computercraft Ltd. He moved to Yorkshire in 1998, and in 2001 became MD of First Contact Software Ltd where he won a DTI Smart Award for contributions to innovation in database design. In 2002, he won a Hallam PhD Studentship that enabled him to establish a new career as a university lecturer/researcher focusing on governance in cooperatives and social enterprises. He is now a Se…

AOTW- Michael LaRocca

Michael LaRocca

About the Author:
I left North Carolina in December 1999 and moved to Asia, where I've lived ever since. I've been married to a lovely Australian lady for over ten years, and to a lovely Calico cat for about a month longer than that. I spent five years teaching English in China, four years lecturing to the doctors at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and a few months (and counting) in Hanoi. I have edited at home through it all, part-time for the first half and full-time for the second half. I've written 9 published novels and edited over 300 novels. And that's my life in one page or less. Your turn.
Interview with Michael LaRocca Michael LaRocca is the author of seven distinct works, more recently, Skull Dance and Conundrum.

HP: Michael, can you tell us a little about yourself?

Michael LaRocca: I left North Carolina in December 1999 and moved to Asia, where I've lived ever since. I've been married to a lovely Australian …

AOTW- Kit Iwasaki

Kit Iwasaki

About the Author:
Kit was midway through premed when she realized she loved the heart, but hated blood. It took her a few more years to figure out what to do with her freewheeling life, most of which is not fit to print in a bio. She decided to get back to what she was always doing anyway, and had been as long as she could remember: telling stories. Now she furiously scribbles out books for the Vampire General series, as well as other projects that will jump out at you when you least expect it.

Interview with Kit Iwasaki
HP: Kit Iwasaki, you have recently published your first novel in your series Vampire General. From your blog I see that you were once a premed, but now mostly tell stories. Can you tell us a little more about yourself?

Kit Iwasaki: A long time ago, I thought I was going to be a doctor. Well, it wasn't so long ago, but it feels like an eternity now. I used to perform surgery on my dolls like any well-adjusted kid would do, idol…